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Africa: COVID-19 Cases Across Continent Surpass 476,600 Mark, With 11,364 Deaths

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.

Africa: Creation of CAF Women's League Lauded

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.

Africa: Fragile Progress At the Brink - COVID-19 and the Nigerian Health Sector

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.

Africa: Manage Your Child's Lockdown Anxiety

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.

Africa: Sasol Ditches Africa Sea Paradise Gas-Drilling Plan

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.

Africa: Masiyiwa Speaks On How Continent's Military Volunteered in Fight Against Ebola

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.

Africa: Hartlief Eyes Southern Africa Market

Mo 06 Jul 2020 13:40:34 CEST
[Namibian] HARTLIEF plans expanding its foothold in South Africa, the company said on Friday.

Africa: Musoni - Pan-Africanism is About Valuing Every African With No Discrimination

Mo 06 Jul 2020 09:57:54 CEST
[New Times] On this Saturday, July 4, Rwandans celebrated the Liberation Day for the 26th time.

Africa: Nigeria, Others Urged to Ratify Africa Disability Protocol

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).

Africa: Update COVID-19 04 July 2020

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.

Africa: Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Across Continent Nears 450,000

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.

Africa: 15,263 New Confirmed COVID-19 Infections Across Continent Amid Record Rise in Global Cases

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.

Africa: It Might Be Early Days, but Don't Hedge Your Bets On Africa in 2022

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.

Africa: Libya is Staging Ground in Renewed Big Power Swoop On Africa - Analysis

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.

Africa: African Solutions DO Solve African Problems

Fr 03 Jul 2020 17:39:46 CEST
[African Arguments] Do African solutions to African problems work? I crunched the numbers.

Africa: COVID-19 Cases Across Continent Surpass 432,000

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.

Africa: Pump or Dump? With Oil in Decline, Africa Ponders Its Energy Future

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?

Africa: Why Boosting Free Trade Must Remain a Top Priority

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.

Africa: Nearly Half of Africa's COVID-19 Patients Have Recovered

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).

Africa: Uganda Opens Border to Thousands Fleeing Congo Violence

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.

Africa: We Condemn All Police Brutality Except Our Own!

Fr 03 Jul 2020 17:59:01 CEST
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Africa: Investing in Digital Agriculture Can Help Africa Beat This Pandemic

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

Africa: Africa's Post-Pandemic Future Needs to Embrace Youth in Agriculture

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.

Africa: WHO Urges African Countries Resuming Air Travel to Take Safety Measures

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.

Africa: Using the Demographic Dividend as Anchor to Fight COVID-19

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.

Africa: Global Economic Recovery Must Prioritise Restructuring of Debt for Developing Countries

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".

Africa: Israel in Africa: Security, Migration, Interstate Politics

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

Africa: Caribbean Countries Get Access to Continent's Platform for Procurement of COVID-19 Supplies

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.

Africa: UNAIDS Chief Winnie Byanyima - Preventing New HIV Infections Globally Is Our Top Priority

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:

Africa: Coronavirus Puts Millions More At Risk of Child Marriage and FGM - UN

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