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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Phone Survey Data - Monitoring COVID-19 Impact on Firms and Households in Nigeria

This survey is being implemented by the National Bureau of Statistics with technical support from the World Bank

Nigeria was among the first countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to identify COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases and has since implemented strict measures to contain the spread of the virus. At the same time, oil prices plummeted by 60% following the spread of the global pandemic. As the oil sector accounts for the…

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Coronavirus - Sudan: More than 350,000 people received humanitarian assistance in previously inaccessible areas of South Darfur

Other areas of Jebel Marra in Central and South Darfur States are already receiving food, emergency shelter, non-food supplies, health, nutrition, WASH and education services

United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners have provided life-assistance to about 350,000 people in previously inaccessible parts of the Jebel Marra area, in South Darfur, over the past nine months, overcoming important challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, humanitarians reached different communities for the first time in 10 years,…

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Coronavirus: South Africa (SA) and Zambia should formulate Innovative Solutions to manage COVID-19 effects on Economic Relations – Deputy Minister Gina

Gina stressed that the response to this pandemic had to be on par with the challenges and further suggested practical actions that could be considered during the virtual semina

The devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic suffered by our economies compels us to swiftly formulate innovative solutions that will manage and minimise the negative effects of the virus on our respective economic, cultural investment, political and trade relations. This was said by the Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: Government of Sweden boosts UNICEF lifesaving healthcare services during COVID-19 response

Responding to the most urgent needs of children and women impacted by COVID-19 and supporting the continuity of healthcare services for the most marginalized communities

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has received US$4.4 million (app. UGX 16 billion) from the Government of Sweden to support Uganda’s COVID-19 humanitarian response and efforts towards the continued delivery of essential health services for pregnant and breastfeeding women, newborns, young children, and adolescents. The new funding will target…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Standing in solidarity with migrants - Supporting civil society and other stakeholders in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

The challenges many migrants already faced are now exacerbated by responses to COVID-19 that, whether by design or indirectly, lead to discrimination and exclusion

The UN Network on Migration salutes all actors providing vital protection, monitoring, advocacy, information and support to and in collaboration with migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Civil society organizations, migrant and diaspora associations, workers and employers organizations, national human rights institutions, youth and women-led organizations, local authorities and communities, the…

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Coronvirus - Mali: World Food Programme (WFP) launches seasonal support for one million food insecure people in Mali

In line with the Government’s COVID-19 preventive measures, arrangements have been made to ensure the safety of staff, partners and beneficiaries

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched a large-scale food and nutrition intervention to assist nearly one million people in the northern and central regions of Mali including Gao, Kidal, Ménaka, Mopti, Ségou, Taoudénit and Timbuktu. The assistance provided in support of the Government National Response Plan targets internally…

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Coronavirus - South Sudan: UNHCR calls on South Sudan leaders to reinvigorate peace efforts on 9th anniversary of independence

South Sudan has also shown commendable commitment to welcoming people fleeing war and persecution, including during COVID-19 pandemic when hundreds of refugees have arrived

Nine years since South Sudan gained independence and became the world’s youngest nation, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is calling on the country’s leaders to reinvigorate efforts to establish lasting peace and bring an end to Africa’s largest displacement crisis. “It’s crucial that South Sudan continues on the road 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…

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Merck Foundation joins hands with African First Ladies to improve cancer care in Africa through providing one, two- and three-year Oncology fellowship and master degree for more than 80 doctors from 26 countries

Merck Foundation to make history in Africa by training the first African oncologists and cancer care teams in The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Liberia, Guinea Conakry, Central African Republic, Chad and Niger

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health, continue to provide one, two- and three-year Oncology Fellowship and Master degree for African doctors through their Cancer Access Program with the aim to increase the limited number of Oncologists…

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Former Benue State’s First Lady Yemisi Suswam and Nigerian Hair Entrepreneur Akunna Nwala-Akano Covers Pleasures Magazine July/August 2020 Issue

A special edition of the Pan-African entrepreneurial and luxury magazine, with presence in over 100 countries

It is time once again to unearth the July/August 2020 edition of your favourite Pan-African Entrepreneurial magazine PLEASURES Magazine (https://PleasuresMagazine.com.ng/). This edition presents an exclusive story on how Female entrepreneurs are shaping Nigeria’s economic future, across a variety of industries, as they are creating successful businesses and contributing towards the…