African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

African Economic and Social Awakening: Lessons from Singapore (By Leoncio Amada NZE NLANG)

Singapore is a relatively young country, like many in Africa, but is now globally considered as an example to follow in terms of sustainable economic development

By Leoncio Amada NZE NLANG, Executive President of the African Energy Chamber for the CEMAC Region With 1.2 billion people and the youngest population on the planet, the African continent has great potential and much room for improvement to become one of the most vibrant economic centers globally. To achieve…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

COVID-19: Africa in urgent need of affordable broadband internet

The average cost of 1GB of data on the continent is 7.12 percent of average income, with some countries having rates as high as 20 percent

The director of Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Jean-Paul Adam, told journalists during a virtual press briefing on 10 June 2020 that Africa contributes less than 1% to the world’s digital economy, which accounts for about 15% of global GDP. He…

Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Coronavirus - Morocco: Minister of Foreign Affairs continues to coordinate with international counterparts on COVID-19

The ministers also discussed the importance of collaboration around the distribution of an eventual vaccine

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, hosted the ninth call of the Ministerial Coordination Group on COVID-19 with his counterparts from Australia, Indonesia, Morocco, Peru, Republic of Korea and Singapore. The ministers recalled the continued importance of exchanging information and coordinating efforts in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  …

Source: African Union (AU) |

Coronavirus: Tunisia launches virus-tracking app

The E7mi application was developed by a Tunisian start-up specialised in digital marketing tools for foreign companies

Tunisia on Tuesday launched a contact-tracing mobile phone app that identifies and alerts users who may have had contact with others infected with the new coronavirus. The E7mi application, available on Android and awaiting validation for Apple's iOS, was developed by a Tunisian start-up specialised in digital marketing tools for…

Source: Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) |

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (“ICD”) signed a collaboration Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with FINTERRA PTE LTD (“Finterra”)

During the current Covid-19 global pandemic it is clear that digital channels and online working are increasingly important to financial services and financial inclusion

On DAY and DATE Mr. Ayman Sejiny, the CEO of The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (“ICD”) (www.ICD-ps.org) the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group, and Mr. Satesh Khemlani, the Managing Director of Finterra PTE Ltd. (www.FINTERRA.org), signed a Memorandum of  Understanding to…

Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Minister of Foreign Affairs continues to coordinate with international counterparts on COVID-19

Several ministers also reiterated that a strong and coordinated multilateral response is essential to combat this crisis and to address the critical needs

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today organized a seventh call with his counterparts from countries affected by COVID-19, including Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Indonesia, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The ministers agreed that while the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed new challenges on the…

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Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Coronavirus - Namibia: WHO supports supplies for front line health workers

Health care workers are at the front line of the COVID-19 outbreak response and as such are exposed to hazards that put them at risk of infection

The first United Nations ‘Solidarity’ flight started delivering vital medical supplies from last week to all countries in Africa where these are needed the most.  The flight was facilitated by the World Food Programme and included WHO supported supplies of face shields, gloves, goggles, gowns, masks, medical aprons and thermometers. Supplies for…

Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Coronavirus - Morocco: Foreign ministers from 13 countries agree on key principles to keep transportation links and supply chains open

The ministers committed to work together to coordinate their countries’ public health, travel, trade, economic and financial measures in order to minimize disruptions

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and counterparts from Brazil, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Turkey and the United Kingdom, today took part in the sixth call of the Ministerial Coordination Group on COVID-19 (MCGC) to reiterate the need to maintain essential…

Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Coronavirus - Africa: Joint statement of the Alliance for multilateralism

We need strong global cooperation and solidarity to fight COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is a wake-up call for multilateralism. Trying to cope with the immediate devastating effects of the virus, nations have turned toward imposing unprecedented executive measures, including closing borders. However, a virus knows no borders. All countries are affected. We must remain united in our shared humanity. The…

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

COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (March 24, 2020)

African countries have imposed tighter travel and public health policies such as full border closures

In addition to our weekly brief on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that Africa CDC is taking to help member states, Africa CDC has begun to share a weekly brief detailing the latest changes in scientific knowledge and public health policy changes, as well as updates to the…