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Dear Presidents Museveni and Suluhu Hassan (By Vanessa Nakate & Landry Ninteretse)

Your Excellencies, building the world’s longest heated crude oil pipeline in the midst of a climate emergency is a terrible development that must be stopped

As you were signing the long-awaited contract that will finally allow the construction of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline - African longest crude oil pipeline - hundreds of young people, activists, environmentalists and ordinary citizens from all over the world, including representatives from East Africa, were gathered online (https://bit.ly/3uSv2wu)…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 11 April 2021, 6 pm EAT

African recoveries Union (3,901,061) Member by States region:(55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,343,062), deaths (115,464 and recoveries (3,901,061) by region: Central (143,782 cases; 2,317 deaths; 129,033 recoveries): Burundi (3,119; 6; 1,155), Cameroon (61,731; 919; 56,926), CAR (5,569; 75; 5,112), Chad (4,619; 167; 4,279), congo (10,084; 137; 9,286), DRC (28,542; 745; 25,841), Equatorial…

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Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 10 April 2021, 9 am EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,330,666), deaths (115,191) and recoveries (3,888,495) by region: Central (143,411 cases; 2,315 deaths; 128,830 recoveries): Burundi (3,027; 6; 1,155), Cameroon (61,731; 919; 56,926), CAR (5,491; 75; 5,056), Chad (4,616; 167; 4,254), Congo (10,084; 137; 9,286), DRC (28,511; 745; 25,841), Equatorial Guinea (7,059;…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 3 April 2021, 9 am EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,252,676), deaths (113,429) and recoveries (3,800,130) by region: Central (137,021 cases; 2,230 deaths; 121,175 recoveries): Burundi (2,842; 6; 1,155), Cameroon (57,337; 851; 51,769), CAR (5,285; 73; 5,024), Chad (4,552; 164; 4,149), Congo (9,681; 135; 7,898), DRC (28,217; 745; 25,512), Equatorial Guinea (7,008;…

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Women Trailblazers – Choose to Challenge

Africa’s women photographers – putting gender equality in focus

In Africa, a continent where gender inequality is already a serious threat to development, Covid-19 is further impacting economic opportunities for women. At the March edition of Canon’s Africa Frontiers of Innovation series, four leading women shared how they choose to challenge barriers in business and the arts to succeed…

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Early warnings protect lives on Africa’s Lake Victoria

The Lake Victoria Basin supports approximately 25% of the surrounding population

A successful four-year project in East Africa has demonstrated how improved weather, water and climate services save lives and livelihoods and support socio-economic development of vulnerable communities. The High Impact Weather Lake System (HIGHWAY) project (https://bit.ly/2P76Mrx) established a pilot regional Early Warning System to inform fisherfolk and other local stakeholders…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 27 March 2021, 9 am EAT

Africa Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,167,350), deaths (111,561) and recoveries (3,735,535) by region: Central (125,002 cases; 2,067 deaths; 106,559 recoveries): Burundi (2,657; 6; 1,155), Cameroon (47,669; 721; 38,820), CAR (5,170; 68; 4,957), Chad (4,465; 158; 4,092), Congo (9,681; 135; 7,898), DRC (27,887; 734; 25,398), Equatorial Guinea (6,851;…

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 20 March 2021, 9 am EAT

Africa Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,158,923), deaths (109,444) and recoveries (3,667,946) by region: Central (114,426 cases; 1,911 deaths; 100,654 recoveries): Burundi (2,563; 3; 1,155), Cameroon (38,988; 588; 34,887), CAR (5,075; 64; 4,938), Chad (4,380; 157; 3,864), Congo (9,564; 134; 7,898), DRC (27,356; 726; 24,361), Equatorial Guinea (6,666;…

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Patrice Motsepe elected CAF President as Africa united behind common objective

It is a position fully endorsed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino

The task of projecting African football onto the global stage has begun following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation during the 43rd CAF Congress, which has taken place in Rabat, Morocco. Mr Motsepe will not only lead a revised African confederation, but an organisation that will…

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COVID-19 cases in Africa to top 4 million, vaccine rollout underway

Following a second wave which peaked at much higher numbers than Africa’s first surge, new case numbers declined for five weeks, and then plateaued during the past three weeks

Africa is poised to surpass 4 million COVID-19 infections this week since the continent’s first confirmed case in February 2020. The year-long battle against the virus, which has also claimed over 106 000 lives, is now receiving a crucial boost with the arrival of vaccines through the COVAX Facility –…