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Coronavirus – Africa: “We’re racing to slow the spread of COVID-19”

Many African countries have closed their borders and introduced curfews and confinement rules GENEVA, Switzerland, March 31, 2020/ — The invisible threat of COVID-19 is looming in the conflict zones in Africa where the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works. Patrick Youssef, the ICRC’s incoming regional director for Africa, explains what it means for […]

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With the world in lockdown, International Sports Press Association (AIPS) embraces a new digital era for Young Reporters graduates

In times of pandemic, the Young Reporters eCollege is a way to continue the renowned Young Reporters Programmes, offering chances, tools and answers to the next generation LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 30, 2020/ — AIPS (www.AIPSMedia.com) has set a new era by launching the Young Reporters eCollege, an innovative distance learning programme, with a first online […]

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COVID-19: Why Africa Urgently Needs an Ubuntu Plan (By Dr Victor Oladokun)

One virus has disrupted the whole world in a manner never seen before in history ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, March 30, 2020/ — By Dr Victor Oladokun, outgoing Director of Communication & External Relations at the African Development Bank Group Africa urgently needs a globally coordinated Ubuntu Plan in response to COVID-19, a fiscal stimulus that recognises our […]

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COVID-19 – Africa: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) response to the coronavirus in Africa

The African region has not been so severely affected so far, but if action is not taken immediately to contain the virus, it could have devastating effect GENEVA, Switzerland, March 30, 2020/ — The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as coronavirus, has overwhelmed advance health care systems all over the world. The African region has not been […]

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African Development Bank launches record breaking $3 billion “Fight COVID-19” Social Bond

Landmark transaction, largest Social bond transaction to date in capital markets ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, March 27, 2020/ — The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.   The Fight […]

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Coronavirus – Burkina Faso: International Organization for Migration (IOM) Calls for Increased Support for Displaced Amidst Deteriorating Humanitarian Crisis, Emergence of COVID-19 in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has reported 152 cases of COVID-19, and four deaths, since the disease reached its territory OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, March 27, 2020/ — Amid the current COVID-19 outbreak in Burkina Faso – the country most affected by the crisis in West Africa – the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is increasingly concerned about the impact the disease could have on those […]

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Coronavirus – Ghana: WHO donates Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Ministry of Health

Honourable Abban also made a passionate appeal to all out there to extend support to his course and make all donations to the Ministries of Health National Security ACCRA, Ghana, March 27, 2020/ — WHO has donated PPEs to the Ministry of Health as part of efforts to support COVID-19 Outbreak Response in Ghana.  The […]

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) calls for increased support for displaced amidst deteriorating humanitarian crisis, emergence of COVID-19 in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has reported 152 cases of COVID-19 and four deaths OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, March 27, 2020/ — Amid the current COVID-19 outbreak in Burkina Faso – the country most affected by the crisis in West Africa – the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is increasingly concerned about the impact the disease could have on […]

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Coronavirus – Ghana: Situation Update, Confirmed Covid-19 Cases In Ghana As At 26 March 2020, 10:00 Hr

A total of 970 contacts have been identified and are being tracked ACCRA, Ghana, March 26, 2020/ — As at the morning of 26 March 2020, a total of fifty-four (54) cases including three (3) deaths have been conf irmed from the regular surveillance systems. All the three (3) cases that unfortunately succumbed to the […]