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West Darfur clashes force nearly 2,000 refugees into Chad

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

Recent intercommunal clashes in El Geneina, in Sudan’s West Darfur State, have forced 1,860 refugees to cross into neighbouring Chad in the past week. The refugees, mostly women, children and the elderly, have fled homes in villages near the border, in the aftermath of deadly clashes that started on 3…

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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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Africa’s largest inter-university hackathon brings students together on Zindi for data science, for good

More than $10 000 USD in prizes were awarded to data science students from 9 African countries

UmojaHack Africa 2021 was an unprecedented success, bringing more than 1000 students from 126 universities across Africa to compete on Zindi (www.Zindi.africa) in a virtual machine learning hackathon on the weekend of 27-28 March. More than $10 000 USD in prizes were awarded to data science students from 9 African…

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    • Merck Foundation together with African First Ladies mark ‘World Health Day’ 2021 by calling for applications for Scholarships for new important Specialities for local doctors across Africa
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Merck Foundation together with African First Ladies mark ‘World Health Day’ 2021 by calling for applications for Scholarships for new important Specialities for local doctors across Africa

Merck Foundation mark ‘World Health Day’ 2021 together with 19 African First Ladies and the Minister of Health by announcing scholarships in various new specialties for young African Doctors

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministers of Health, have already provided for more than 1100 doctors from 42 Countries with 1 & 2-year specialty scholarship to improve access to quality and equitable healthcare in Africa, Asia, and Latin America in specialties of  Oncology, Diabetes, Preventative…

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From decades of unrest to renewed hope for peace: Sudan’s path to recovery

Civil wars, deadly floods, and the Covid-19 pandemic may have helped crash and stall Sudan’s economy, but a new era of change is helping the country move forward

While the world grappled with the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, war-torn Sudan had yet another catastrophe to contend with: a devastating flood that swept across the country in July 2020. One of the worst in over three decades, the torrential downpours triggered landslides that claimed more than 100…

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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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Hamdok Hails the First Visa United Capital Bank (UCB) Card as A Symbol of Sudan’s Reintegration in Global Economy

The card issued by United Capital Bank (UCB), a leading bank in the market was presented to Hamdok by Yousif Ahmed El-Tinay, CEO and General Manager of UCB

UCB (www.UCB-sd.com) is planning to launch more Visa products for a growing customer base; Sudanese banks attracted about US 500 million dollars following the recent decision on the exchange rate. Sudanese Prime Minister, Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, hailed the first Visa card issued in Sudan as a symbol of Sudan’s long-awaited…

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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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As Clashes in Darfur Drop, Sudan Peace Process Enters ‘Significant New Stage’, Committee Chair Tells Security Council

The reporting period — 11 December 2020 to 24 March 2021 — was characterized by a marked drop in violence, fighting between splinter rebel factions continued in some areas

The first months of 2021 have seen the peace process in Sudan reach a “significant new stage”, with notable reductions in clashes between Government forces and rebel factions in Darfur, the head of that country’s sanctions committee told the Security Council in a videoconference meeting today. Sven Jürgenson (Estonia), briefing the…