Joint UN Press Release – UN agencies in Sudan reach conflict-affected communities in non-government-controlled areas for first time in a decade

Download logo For the first time in ten years, United Nations humanitarian agencies have been able to access conflict-affected communities in the five non-governmental areas controlled by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) El Hilu in South Kordofan and Blue Niles states of Sudan. A series of humanitarian missions to the five isolated enclaves has […]

Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (12 June 2021)

Total cases: 28,146 (+284) Recovered: 26,341 (+0) | 93.5% Active cases: 1,435 In critical condition: 7 Tests: 1,500,425 (+6,658) Test positivity rate: 4.3% Vaccinated: 389,501 (+112) Deaths: 370 (+2) | 1.3% Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Republic of Rwanda. Media filesDownload logo Source: Apo-Opa

The Lionesses of Cameroon win the return Test Match against Burkina Faso

After their first victory, the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon won, this June 12, 2021, at the Stadium Aout 4 in Ouagadougou, the return test match against the Ladies Stallions of Burkina Faso by the score of 35 to 3. This return test match was highly anticipated by the two teams who each had high hopes […]

Tackling surges in severe COVID-19 cases in Africa

Africa has the highest global mortality rate among critically ill COVID-19 patients despite having the world’s lowest COVID-19 infections and deaths overall, a recent study published by the Lancet found. Shortage of critical care resources and their underuse are some of the contributing factors. Dr Christian Owoo, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anaesthesia, University of […]

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 12 June 2021, 9 am EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (5,016,511), deaths (134,295) and recoveries (4,506,343) by region: Central (183,796 cases; 2,895 deaths; 166,758 recoveries): Burundi (4,975; 8; 4,198), Cameroon (80,090; 1,310; 77,305), CAR (10,987; 98; 7,103), Chad (4,942; 174; 4,766), Congo (12,121; 160; 11,211), DRC (34,949; 834; 27,825), Equatorial Guinea (8,640; 118; 8,303), Gabon (24,736; 156; […]

Coronavirus – Namibia: COVID-19 update (11 June 2021)

Download logo Newly confirmed cases : 1432 Recoveries: 591 Active cases : 8088 Deaths: 5 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health and Social Services, Namibia. Source: Apo-Opa

Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: COVID-19 update (11 June 2021)

New Cases: 23 Total Confirmed: 4,312 Deaths: 82 Recovered: 3,169 Total in quarantine: 237 Discharged from quarantine: 14,006 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Information and Communication, Sierra Leone. Media filesDownload logo Source: Apo-Opa

Coronavirus – Uganda: COVID-19 update (11 June 2021)

Results of COVID-19 tests done on 10 June 2021 confirm 1,735 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases are 60,250. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health – Republic of Uganda. Media filesDownload logo Source: Apo-Opa

Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (11 June 2021)

Total cases: 27,862 (+202) Recovered: 26,341 (+0) | 94.5% Active cases: 1,153 In critical condition: 6 Tests: 1,493,767 (+5,927) Test positivity rate: 3.4% Vaccinated: 389,389 (+673) Deaths: 368 (+2) | 1.3% Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Republic of Rwanda. Media filesDownload logo Source: Apo-Opa

LG shares ESG philosophy through sustainability-focused campaign

LG Electronics (LG) (www.LG.com/africa) has announced that the video (https://bit.ly/3gbnNeO) for its #CareForWhatYouWear online campaign has achieved 100 million cumulative views worldwide. LG launched its sustainability-focused campaign in countries all around the world to raise awareness of the global issue of fashion waste and encourage consumers to make small changes to help protect the planet. […]