Source: British High Commission - Yaounde |

Coronavirus - Cameroon: 145 Commonwealth Points of Light

Her Majesty The Queen recognises Cameroonian volunteer with Commonwealth Points of Light award for service during COVID-19 pandemic

The story of Comfort Mussa - Comfort Mussa is the founder of SISTERSPEAK237, which supports disabled and vulnerable people in Yaounde by coordinating the provision of hand sanitisers and masks, and sharing key messaging around COVID-19. Comfort has also started a project across the seven regions of Cameroon to ensure that…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Edwards appointed Springboks’ new Head of Athletic Performance

South African (SA) Rugby confirmed on Friday that Edwards will take up his new role with the Springboks on 1 Augus

Andy Edwards, the experienced Saracens Strength and Conditioning coach, has been appointed as the new Head of Athletic Performance for the Springboks. SA Rugby (https://www.SArugby.co.za/) confirmed on Friday that Edwards will take up his new role with the Springboks on 1 August, and will travel to Cape Town as soon…

Source: European Commission |

Coronavirus - Africa: European Union (EU) Emergency Trust Fund for Africa - New assistance package to support vulnerable groups and address COVID-19 in North Africa

This new funding will also strengthen the immediate response capacity, reinforce the health systems and services in the North African partner countries

Today, as part of the EU's global response to the coronavirus outbreak, the EU - through its Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) - has adopted a new assistance package to protect migrants, stabilise local communities and respond to COVID-19 in North Africa. This package includes €80 million in new…

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Source: World Health Organization (WHO)- Mozambique |

Coronavirus - Mozambique: Ministry of Health, Mozambique recieves donation from British High Commission in Maputo and WHO

Thanks to British High Commission in Maputo, WHO donated 13 laptops + modems to MoH to support with COVID19 response. This is to better ensure effective implementation and monitoring of community activities as well as to enable community actors to keep up with virtual trainings for the response.

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

“One” WASH program improves well-being of vulnerable communities in Ethiopia

The scheme combines the construction of infrastructure to extend access to water and sanitation to new areas and the revamping of disused equipment such as pumping stations and pipelines

Ethiopia’s ‘One’ model, under which the government runs its Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) National Program, (https://bit.ly/2Bif7lh) has steadily improved the well-being of the country’s rural and urban communities, top local officials say. “The ‘One’ here means we have one account, one budget and one report in one consolidated WASH…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Guidance on Environmental decontamination in the context of COVID-19

Scope: This guidance details basic decontamination principles and procedures that should be followed to decontaminate the physical environment in the context of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Surface contamination and transmission risk all differ by the type of setting and the volume of people that frequent each setting (e.g. healthcare…

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Source: African Leadership |

Global Leaders Map strategies for Africa’s Post COVID-19 Recovery at the 4th ALM Virtual Africa Summit 2020

A panel discussion on the theme also presented an opportunity for experts to share their views of Post COVID-19 recovery pathways for the continent

According to a report by the AU, Africa will lose about 20 million jobs in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A study conducted by the global auditing firm McKinsey “Tackling COVID-19 in Africa,” stated that Africa's economies could experience a loss of between $90 billion and $200 billion in…

Source: British Embassy Cairo |

Coronavirus - Egypt: British Embassy holds virtual healthcare webinar on COVID-19

British company PrimerDesign Ltd, a subsidiary of Novacyt SA, has delivered another batch of 100,000 PCR tests to Egypt to support its response to COVID-19

The British Embassy in Egypt, through the work of the UK Department for International Trade hosted a virtual meeting for 30 leading British and Egyptian healthcare companies to discuss their ongoing efforts to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar brought together key decision makers from the Egyptian and UK…

Source: Department for International Development (DFID) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Royal Air Force (RAF) flights to take UK aid-funded supplies to Africa to tackle coronavirus

The first of a series of Royal Air Force flights taking medical supplies to Africa to help fight the coronavirus pandemic departed today

The RAF C-17 took off from RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire on a journey funded by the Department For International Development. The transport aircraft was carrying a field hospital, which will be used as a backup facility for frontline aid workers in the region. Aid workers from around the world are…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Ghana Cocoa Board, African Development Bank and financial partners celebrate first $200 million disbursement of loan to boost cocoa productivity in Ghana

Ghana supplies 70% of all cocoa beans imported into Japan and cocoa is seen as one of the nation’s most essential import commodities

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and lenders have welcomed the first disbursement of $200 million of a syndicated loan facility to boost cocoa productivity in the world’s second-largest producer. The occasion was marked by a ceremony held in Accra, Ghana on Tuesday 23 June, followed online by hundreds of observers across…