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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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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) ( 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 […]