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Coronavirus – Africa: The United States is leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

U.S. government agencies are working together to prioritize foreign assistance based on coordination and the potential for impact WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, April 3, 2020/ — The U.S. government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health assistance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly, both at […]

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Coronavirus – Africa: Millions out of school, jeopardising the future of children in West and Central Africa

While the focus of the COVID 19 response is mainly on health systems, the pandemic is already having a devastating impact on children beyond that LONDON, United Kingdom, April 3, 2020/ — Save the Children fears for the future of millions of children, as more than 120,000,000 children and students are currently out of school […]

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African Development Bank celebrates milestone with first social bond listing on London Stock Exchange

Record-breaking $3 billion Fight Covid-19 social bond launches on LSE: a first for the Bank ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, April 3, 2020/ — The African Development Bank’s ( “Fight Covid-19” social bond, the largest social bond to date to be issued in the capital markets, listed on London Stock Exchange on Friday 3 April 2020, and […]

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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 ( 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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Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation Share Coronavirus Prevention and Treatment Handbook; Establish Global Program for Increased Sharing Among Global Medical Personnel

The handbook is now available in seven languages: Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Turkish, with more languages coming soon JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 26, 2020/ — The Jack Ma Foundation ( and Alibaba Foundation are sharing key lessons and experience from doctors and other medical administrators and staff at the First Affiliated Hospital, […]