AllAfrica News: Africa
Mo 06 Jul 2020 09:54:12 CEST
[allAfrica] As of July 6, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 476,637.
Mo 06 Jul 2020 09:31:05 CEST
[SAFA] Tsichlas, who is also a member of the CAF Organising Committee for Women's Football, said this will help grow the game tremendously, not only in South Africa but also on the continent.
Mo 06 Jul 2020 09:27:02 CEST
[Nigeria Health Watch] Following the easing of the lockdown restrictions, it is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has created the perfect storm that runs the risk of worsening many of the already poor health indicators in Nigeria. From transport restrictions, to anxiety among health care workers, from stigmatisation to fear, fewer Nigerians are accessing the health services they need -- and all this data can be found publicly on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health.
Mo 06 Jul 2020 09:18:25 CEST
[ER24] Children may struggle to communicate how they feel during an ongoing health crisis. Here's how to recognise signs that they're anxious and best support them.
Mo 06 Jul 2020 09:15:17 CEST
[Daily Maverick] It remains unclear, however, why Sasol had pursued the exploration venture next to Bazaruto in the first place, when the environmental sensitivity and tourism/fishing value of the area were widely known and appreciated.
Mo 06 Jul 2020 14:30:48 CEST
[263Chat] AU Special Envoy for COVID-19 and pan-African businessman and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa has reflected on how he worked with the armies of African countries during the Ebola pandemic.
Mo 06 Jul 2020 13:40:34 CEST
[Namibian] HARTLIEF plans expanding its foothold in South Africa, the company said on Friday.
Mo 06 Jul 2020 09:57:54 CEST
[New Times] On this Saturday, July 4, Rwandans celebrated the Liberation Day for the 26th time.
Mo 06 Jul 2020 09:48:16 CEST
[This Day] Some civil society leaders and government officials have advised Nigeria and some other countries in Africa to work towards adopting and ratifying the Africa Disability Protocol (ADP).
Mo 06 Jul 2020 09:25:50 CEST
[WHO] Eleven (11) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 3414 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to one thousand and ninety-two (1092). To date, five hundred and twenty-three (523) patients have recovered and been discharged, including eleven (11) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is five hundred and sixty-six (566) and two (3) deaths.
Sa 04 Jul 2020 11:16:57 CEST
[allAfrica] As of July 4, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 447,479.
So 05 Jul 2020 11:39:48 CEST
[allAfrica] As of July 5, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 463,102.
Sa 04 Jul 2020 11:40:30 CEST
[Monitor] The effects of the coronavirus pandemic have been especially punishing for African sport. Bleak is an adjective that has been invariably used, with key actors having little confidence that their needs will be addressed. And, as a sombre backdrop to all this, the difficulty in proving widespread testing as well as track-and-trace capabilities will only aggrieve African sport junkies still further.
Sa 04 Jul 2020 11:39:52 CEST
[Premium Times] The first major war of the new scramble for Africa is being fought in Libya as the country appears headed towards some form of partition with Vladimir Putin and Recep Erdogan emerging as the kingmakers.
Fr 03 Jul 2020 17:39:46 CEST
[African Arguments] Do African solutions to African problems work? I crunched the numbers.
Fr 03 Jul 2020 09:55:09 CEST
[allAfrica] As of July 3, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 432,331.
Fr 03 Jul 2020 17:46:48 CEST
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As COVID-19 bashes economies and demand for oil plummets, is this a moment to think green - or pump faster?
Fr 03 Jul 2020 17:32:01 CEST
[IPS] United Nations -- 1 July 2020 was supposed to be the official date to start trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). It was a much-anticipated follow up to the 2019 African Union Summit, that launched the operational phase of the AfCFTA in a colorful ceremony in Niamey - Niger.
Fr 03 Jul 2020 09:34:02 CEST
[Premium Times] Almost half of the over 400,000 persons infected by COVID-19 in the African continent have recovered from the disease, according data from the African Centre for Disease Control (ACDC).
Fr 03 Jul 2020 07:23:40 CEST
[UNHCR] Zombo district, Uganda -- She is sick, she is frail and separated from her family. Emmanuelle Ochaya, 56, has been sleeping in a scanty makeshift hut, in the middle of a forest on cold, bare ground for almost one month. The nighttime temperature here drops to 10°C and her only belongings are the clothes she is wearing.
Fr 03 Jul 2020 17:59:01 CEST
[African Arguments] From the Wit-hole countries is African Arguments' satirical section. It's the news, but absurd. It's sometimes better than the real thing, sometimes not quite real, and sometimes much more real.
Fr 03 Jul 2020 17:22:45 CEST
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] We need to bridge Africa's data gap to strengthen food, health and economic security, and overcome a predicted continent-wide recession
Fr 03 Jul 2020 17:17:18 CEST
[IPS] Warnings at the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic that Africa could be hit by a wave of up to 10 million cases within six months thankfully now seem unfounded, although it is still far too early to be over-confident.
Fr 03 Jul 2020 09:56:25 CEST
[VOA] The World Health Organization called on African countries Thursday to take comprehensive safety measures to "mitigate a surge" in COVID-19 cases, as nations resume air travel.
Do 02 Jul 2020 16:13:38 CEST
[allAfrica] The Year 2020 will be remembered as the year that heralded great global changes in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. This debilitating contagion has forced the entire world to rethink the future. Among them are stimulating the global economies and instituting newer social, professional and institutional protocols.
Fr 03 Jul 2020 17:59:33 CEST
[IPS] United Nations -- Unless there is a restructuring of debt for developing countries, the servicing for this debt will take away valuable resources from these nations that are needed to prevent the further suffering of people during the coronavirus pandemic -- particularly with regards to safeguarding the health systems, and protecting the "integrity and resilience of economies".
Fr 03 Jul 2020 17:44:27 CEST
[African Arguments] Yotam Gidron's Israel in Africa is an important piece of scholarship. The book fills intellectual gaps in the field of African international relations in two significant respects. First, it provides an up-to-date accounting of Israeli engagement on the continent, capturing both historical trends and more recent developments during Benjamin Netanyahu's second stint as Prime Minister. Second, Gidron offers us insight into a type of external actor in Africa too often ignored in discussions of African internat
Fr 03 Jul 2020 17:11:07 CEST
[263Chat] Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have been given access to the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), a procurement system for supplies and equipment in the fight against COVID-19.
Fr 03 Jul 2020 17:05:00 CEST
[Africa Renewal] Ms. Winnie Byanyima is the new Executive Director of the joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the UN entity tasked with fighting HIV infections, discrimination and AIDS-related deaths. She spoke with Africa Renewal's Zipporah Musau about her priorities in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa: Here are excerpts:
Fr 03 Jul 2020 15:34:40 CEST
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] From breast ironing to virginity testing, flagship UNFPA report highlights 'silent crisis' of harmful practices