Source: South African Rugby Union |

Physical and mental boost as Blitzboks prepare to return to training

The players will undergo COVID-19 testing on Thursday as part of the return to play protocols and will report for duty next Tuesday

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell believes his squad’s return to training will not only boost the Blitzbok players on a physical level, but will also give the players a mental boost as they prepare for their return to their Stellenbosch Academy of Sport base next week. The players will undergo…

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

Coronavirus - African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (968,020) deaths (20,612), and recoveries (629,726)

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (968,020) deaths (20,612), and recoveries (629,726) by region: Central (49,220 cases; 944 deaths; 35,463 recoveries): Burundi (395; 1; 304), Cameroon (17,255; 387; 15,320), CAR (4,614; 59; 1,635), Chad (936; 75; 814), Congo (3,546; 58; 1,589), DRC (9,133; 215; 7,424), Equatorial Guinea (4,821;…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Total number of COVID-19 cases increases to 516862

COVID-19 Update: In the last 24 hours, there has been a total of 5378 new cases which takes the overall number of cases to 516862. Click the link to view the full report: https://bit.ly/2DtOz18

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Coronavirus - South Africa: COVID-19 update for South Africa (3rd August 2020)

COVID-19 Update: A total of 21916 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, with 5378 new cases. Regrettably, we report 173 more COVID-19 related deaths bringing the total number of deaths to 8539. Click the link to view the full report: https://bit.ly/3gD39li

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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 3 August 2020, 6 pm EAT

As of 3 August 2020, 6pm EAT African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (959,158), deaths (20,322), and recoveries (614,091) by region: Central (48,946 cases; 941 deaths; 34,611 recoveries): Burundi (395; 1; 304), Cameroon (17,255; 387; 15,320), CAR (4,614; 59; 1,635), Chad (936; 75; 813), Congo (3,387; 56; 923),…

Source: World Trade Organization (WTO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: World Trade Organization (WTO) members stress role of intellectual property (IP) system in fighting COVID-19

Developing and least-developed country members highlighted the challenges COVID-19 has presented in terms of access to medicines, vaccines and associated technologies

IP measures in the context of COVID-19 At the request of South Africa, WTO members engaged in a discussion on the important role the WTO - and the TRIPS Council in particular - play in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. Developing and least-developed country members highlighted the challenges COVID-19 has presented…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Doctors Without Borders (MSF) applauds South Africa for championing health safeguards at meeting of World Trade Organization (WTO) members

South Africa took leadership in highlighting that the intellectual property (IP) barriers that stand in the way of access to COVID-19 drugs, tests and vaccines must be urgently overcome

As World Trade Organization (WTO) members met on 30 July for a Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Council formal session, South Africa took leadership in highlighting that the intellectual property (IP) barriers that stand in the way of access to COVID-19 drugs, tests and vaccines must be urgently…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

German Energy Investors Have a Bright Future in a Post-Covid 19 Africa

The reshaping of the continent from 2021 onwards provides a great opportunity for German companies and technology to fight energy poverty in Africa

On Thursday, the Germany-Africa Business Forum (GABF) is organizing an exclusive webinar to encourage new deals between German and African public and private energy stakeholders. This is an extremely timely initiative. Covid-19 has accelerated several major trends and dynamics within Africa’s energy sector which are set to significantly increase the…

Source: Embaixada EUA em Moçambique |

Coronavirus - Mozambique: COVID-19 Information

Mozambique’s civil aviation authority has suspended international passenger flights

Country-Specific Information As of August 03, 2020, Mozambique has 1,946 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 654 in which the patients have recovered, and 13 deaths. Mozambique’s civil aviation authority has suspended international passenger flights. The Mozambican Government announced a continuation of the Level-3 State of Emergency until July 29. Some…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Southern and Eastern Africa COVID-19 Digest

In Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the number of COVID-19 cases has doubled in about two weeks

HIGHLIGHTS With more than 10,000 COVID-19 cases now recorded daily, South Africa is the worst-affected country on the African continent. In Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the number of COVID-19 cases has doubled in about two weeks. In East Africa, 92 per cent of working women are employed in the…