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Coronavirus – Nigeria: Sensitization Session with Community Influencers & Women Leaders on Prevention and Control of COVID-19

WHO personnel in a sensitization session with #community influencers & women leaders on prevention and control of #COVID19 in a settlement in Borno State. #COVID19Nigeria #CovidNGR

Source: The World Bank Group |

Coronavirus: Africa's Pulse, No. 21, Spring 2020 - An Analysis of Issues Shaping Africa’s Economic Future

Despite a late arrival, the COVID-19 virus has spread rapidly across Sub-Saharan Africa in recent weeks

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on human life and brought major disruption to economic activity across the world. Despite a late arrival, the COVID-19 virus has spread rapidly across Sub-Saharan Africa in recent weeks. Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to decline from 2.4 percent in 2019…

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    • South Sudanese refugees practice social distancing as they wait to access a food distribution at Kakuma camp in Kenya. © UNHCR/Samuel Otieno
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Coronavirus - Africa: UNHCR stepping up coronavirus prevention measures for refugees across East, Horn and Great Lakes region of Africa

The outbreak comes on the top of existing emergency conditions in the region, where 60 per cent of refugees are experiencing food ration cuts due to underfunding

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is ramping up efforts to increase capacity to prevent, treat and limit…

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

Coronavirus - Burkina Faso: UNHCR warns chronic lack of resources contributing to new crisis in Burkina Faso

The COVID-19 pandemic is now further aggravating what is already a complex mix of crises

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has warned more lives are at a risk in Burkina Faso’s Centre…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Coronavirus - Egypt: UN Women commends the National Council for Women for its efforts to ensure that a gender perspective is adopted in Egypt’s COVID-19 response plan

The National Council for Women’s hotline has announced it is receiving complaints from female workers in the public sector who face any challenges with respect to the Prime Minister’s decision

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) commends the National Council for Women for its efforts to ensure that a gender perspective is adopted in Egypt’s COVID-19 response plan, as demonstrated early on in the issuance of a policy paper outlining ‘Egypt’s Rapid…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

African Energy Chamber Appoints President for East Africa

Elizabeth is based in Nairobi and will represent the Chamber across the region, including Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi

The African Energy Chamber (http://EnergyChamber.org) has appointed Eng. Elizabeth Rogo, Founder & CEO of TSAVO Oilfield Services, as its President for East Africa. Elizabeth is based in Nairobi and will represent the Chamber across the region, including Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Elizabeth’s appointment comes at…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

Statement by Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the 26th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda (Kwibuka26)

Under the Theme: “Remember-Unite-Renew”

Fellow Africans  Youth, Ladies and Gentlemen  Today we commemorate the 26th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda (KWIBUKA26), under the theme: “Remember-Unite-Renew”.  This is the twelfth year since the African Union started the annual commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. However, this…

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Keep your smartphone Corona-free: Kaspersky shares top tips

With no reliable data for COVID-19 available yet, it is always best to be extra cautious

The lockdown that countries all over the world are currently experiencing is putting a renewed focus on personal hygiene. But despite people being advised to wash their hands often, how many apply the same rigour to their smartphones? Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) provides a few tips on keeping mobile devices ‘virus-free’. “Even…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Coronavirus - Tanzania: Floods in Lindi - Emergency Plan of Action Operation Update 2, Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF)

Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS) through this DREF operation, is responding to flood affected families in Lindi region, South East Tanzania

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action: This Operation Update No.2 reports on the detailed assessment, seeks to extend the timeframe by two months (for a total of 6 months). Indeed, with support from the deployed surge, the detailed assessments planned in Operation Update 1 has now…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

Coronavirus - South Sudan: COVID-19 confirmed in South Sudan; International Rescue Committee (IRC) calls for rapid scale up of support to stop the spread of the disease

Less than half of South Sudan’s health care facilities are functioning and many in operation are poorly equipped and understaffed

Yesterday, the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in South Sudan, exposing a population struggling to recover from six years of brutal war to even more suffering amid poor health care, nutrition and access to water and sanitation. With 7.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and more than…