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COVID-19: Africa passes the 500,000 confirmed cases threshold

Africa has passed the 500,000 confirmed cases threshold. This represents an additional 100,000 cases since July 1. According to the World Health Organization, 22 countries on the continent have seen their number of cases double in one month. With more than 12,000 deaths in five months on the continent, the Covid-19 pandemic is already more […]

Thirty-four people arrested in Canary Islands for shipping hazardous waste to Africa

The Spanish Civil Guard arrested 34 people in the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria and Tenerife for involvement in shipping hazardous waste to Africa. These people are involved in the illegal trafficking of discarded electrical and electronic equipment to several African countries, including Senegal, Ghana, Gambia, Togo, Benin, Guinea, Sierra Leone and, above all, Nigeria. Between […]

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Royal decision to dispatch medical aid to African countries, a token of Morocco’s unwavering solidarity

Morocco, at the instructions of King Mohammed VI, has dispatched medical aid to 15 African countries to help them in their efforts to deal with the covid-19 pandemic. The initiative was hailed by the 15 beneficiary countries and by other diplomats and analysts as a token of Morocco’s unwavering solidarity with the continent, especially after […]

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WHO warns about an explosion of malaria on African continent this year

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise on the African continent, public health experts are concerned as the rainy season approaches and thus malaria. The coronavirus has in some cases destabilized an already very fragile health system. And malaria could explode due to disorganized access to care. Researchers warn that the increase in […]

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Fight against desert locusts will take time, despite significant control gains – FAO Director

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of (FAO), QU Dongyu, has warned that efforts to control desert locusts will take time, noting increased concern for the Sahel and Southwest Asia is adding to the burden of efforts ongoing in the Horn of Africa and Yemen. Qu was joined by the UN Under-Secretary General […]

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African football professionals going through difficult time

Ball is no longer round in Africa where all football championships have come to a standstill because of the pandemic. The clubs, which are also companies, are organizing themselves to survive and are waiting for help from the parent company, FIFA. In Burkina Faso, football players are in a grey area. With the exception of […]

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COVID-19: Diaspora’s money transfer to Africa may decline by 23%

Remittances from the African diaspora are expected to decline by 23% this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences. This year, the World Bank predicts that remittances from the diaspora to sub-Saharan Africa will fall by 23%. They currently represent 48 billion dollars. The problem is not only African, it is global, […]

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Jack Ma Foundation made its third donation of health equipment to Africa

The CDC, a specialized medical agency of the African Union, on Wednesday, 29th April, received medical equipment donated by China’s billionaire Jack Ma Foundation in partnership with the Beijing government. The equipment will be distributed to the 55 member states of the African Union. The shipment, which includes 4.6 million masks, 500,000 tests, 300 ventilators […]

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Coronavirus continues its spread, deaths in Africa

The African continent has recorded over 23,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 1,145 deaths. Egypt, Morocco and South Africa are the most affected countries in the continent with over 3,000 reported cases each. The virus does not spare senior officials. On April 17, Nigerian President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari died after contracting coronavirus. In Guinea, […]

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Up to three million people could die of covid-19 in Africa- UN report warns

The UN has rang the alarm bill as to the havoc that coronavirus might bring to the beleaguered health system in Africa where the virus may kill between 300,000 and 3 million people. Until now, Sub-Saharan Africa managed to dodge the brunt of the coronavirus with most cases remaining concentrated in north Africa. However, if […]

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