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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 14 August 2020, 6 pm EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,086,098) deaths (24,694), and recoveries (781,669) by region: Central (50,728 cases; 978 deaths; 37,919 recoveries): Burundi (410; 1; 321), Cameroon (17,586; 393; 16,060), CAR (4,652; 61; 1,728), Chad (949; 76; 860), Congo (3,745; 60; 1,625), DRC (9,605; 238; 8,512), Equatorial Guinea (4,821;…

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Coronavirus - Africa: East and Southern Africa Region COVID-19 Situation Report

South Africa accounts for 85% of the confirmed cases and deaths in the region, with 8,000-12,000 daily new confirmed cases over the last three weeks

Regional Highlights The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a constant upward trajectory in the region with all countries affected at different stages of the pandemic. A total of 629,655 cases have been registered to date with 11,041 deaths (Case fatality rate of 1.75%) and 431,145 (70%) recoveries. The new confirmed…

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Standard Chartered and Airtel Africa form partnership to drive financial inclusion across Africa

Standard Chartered and Airtel Africa will work together to co-create new, innovative products aimed at enhancing the accessibility of financial services

Standard Chartered Bank (www.SC.com) and Airtel Africa have today announced a strategic collaboration to drive financial inclusion across key markets in Africa by providing customers with increased access to mobile financial services. Through the collaboration, Standard Chartered and Airtel Africa will work together to co-create new, innovative products aimed at…

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Coronavirus - African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,064,546) deaths (23,839), and recoveries (758,292)

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,064,546) deaths (23,839), and recoveries (758,292) by region: Central (50,539 cases; 965 deaths; 37,770 recoveries): Burundi (408; 1; 315), Cameroon (17,586; 393; 16,060), CAR (4,647; 61; 1,727), Chad (946; 76; 859), Congo (3,745; 60; 1,625), DRC (9,499; 225; 8,375), Equatorial Guinea (4,821;…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Vera Songwe urges China to participate in the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative in support of Africa’s liquidity needs

China has been at the forefront, calling on the international community to increase support in the fight against the epidemic in Africa

Economic Commission for Africa’s Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, has called on China to honour the pledge made by President Xi Jinping on his country’s participation in the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI), which she said, “would go a long way towards supporting Africa’s liquidity needs during this difficult time.”…

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Coronavirus - African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,057,599) deaths (23,616), and recoveries (745,530)

African Union Member States reporting (55) reporting COVID-13 cases (1,057,599) deaths (23,616), and recoveries (745,530) by region: Central (50,529 cases; 964 deaths; 37,744 recoveries): Burundi (408; 1; 315), Cameroon (17,586; 393; 16,060), CAR (4,641; 60; 1,721), Chad (945; 76; 843), Congo (3,745; 60; 1,625), DRC (9,499; 225; 8,375), Equatorial Guinea…