Source: Ambassade de France au Zimbabwe et au Malawi |

Coronavirus: COVID-19 – Information on measures in place on arrival in mainland France and in French overseas territories

Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they leave

Health measures apply to all travellers before departure and upon arrival into French territory. In addition, restrictions apply for entry into French territory depending on the travellers’ country of origin. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 on entering France, you will be required to carry out compulsory 14-day quarantine. Can…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for the Middle East, North Africa (MENA), Central Asia & Eastern Europe COVID-19 Situation Report

Total funding required for the Global Humanitarian Response Plan (GHRP) has risen to USD 10.3 billion in the July 2020 update, up from the USD 6.7 billion in May

HIGHLIGHTS As of 27 July, there were 878,030 reported cases of COVID-19 within the countries covered by this region. There has been a 19 percent increase in cases over the last two weeks (12 July – 27 July) and a 44 percent increase in cases over the last month (28…

Source: Radisson Hotel Group |

Radisson Hotel Group announces six new hotels in Africa

Scheduled to open within the next six months following a re-branding, the hotel introduces Radisson Hotel Group’s premium lifestyle brand to Africa

Radisson Hotel Group (www.RadissonHotels.com) is proud to announce the addition of six new hotels to its African portfolio, bringing the total to almost 100 hotels across 32 African markets. Building on the recent announcement of its reinforced African development team structure, the announcement of the six new hotels further demonstrates…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 restrictions preventing people from fleeing violence or forcing dangerous routes, warns International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Migration has dropped by nearly 50 percent across West and Central Africa due to COVID-19 travel restrictions

New data and case studies compiled and analyzed by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) shows COVID-19 is preventing people from fleeing violence or migrating due to COVID-related movement restrictions, and is making routes even more dangerous for those who do flee. COVID-19 is also causing people to return home to…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

Coronavirus - Africa: Refugees are 60% more likely to be financially impacted by COVID-19, new research finds

Refugee-hosting countries will experience less growth in 2020 due to the pandemic

Refugees are more likely to work in sectors financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and refugee-hosting countries are projected to experience slower growth in 2020, new analysis released by the Center for Global Development, Refugees International, and the International Rescue Committee finds. In this analysis, authors calculated and compiled estimates…

Source: Paxful |

Paxful announces strategic partnership with global cryptocurrency exchange OKEx

The partnership offers more bitcoin payment options for users in developing regions as P2P trade surges in South Africa and Nigeria

Paxful, a leading peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace (https://Paxful.com) that aims to bring financial inclusion and access to the underbanked and unbanked in developing countries, has joined forces with OKEx (https://www.OKEx.com/), one of the world’s largest and most diverse cryptocurrency spot and derivatives exchanges. The strategic partnership will offer several payment methods…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Global food commodity prices rebound in June

Cereal production in Africa in 2020 is projected to increase by 1.0 percent, although declines are expected in northern, western and central regions of the continent

FAO expects new record-high global cereal production and comfortable stock levels for 2020/21, while food assistance needs up In June, global food commodity prices rose for the first time since the beginning of the year driven by a rebound in vegetable oils, sugar and dairy quotations. However, in the cereals…

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA)
Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

Coronavirus - Eswatini: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) supports the Kingdom of Eswatini’s fight against COVID19

Eswatini has so far reported 506 COVID-19 cases and 4 deaths

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided modern sewing machines to the Southern African country of the Kingdom of Eswatini for the production of masks to combat the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). As part of the Women’s Development Program conducted by the Ministry of Tinkhundla Administration and…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Coronavirus - Africa: UNHCR appeals for resettlement places as record forced displacement and protection needs outstrip solutions

By region of asylum, the East and Horn of Africa region continue to account for the highest resettlement needs

Over 1.4 million refugees currently residing in 62 host countries will be in need of resettlement next year according to latest estimates released by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, at an annual resettlement forum today. “With one per cent of humanity now displaced and the overwhelming majority hosted in developing…

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

Coronavirus - Libya: COVID-19 Situation Report (27th May 2020)

As of 26 May 2020, the Libyan National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 75 confirmed cases, including three COVID-related deaths

Highlights As of 26 May 2020, there are 75 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Libya, including three deaths. In May, 1,009 incidents of access constraints have been reported, 67 per cent were directly or indirectly related to COVID-19. Priority health response activities include support for health rapid response teams,…