UN condemns killing of aid worker in South Sudan

The top UN humanitarian official in South Sudan has called  for law enforcement along roads following the first killing of an aid worker in the country this year during an ambush in Budi, East Equatoria, on Wednesday. The aid worker was killed when assailants fired at a clearly marked humanitarian vehicle that was part of a team of […]

Egypt receives second shipment of 1.77 million COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility

An additional 1.77 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine have arrived in Cairo, Egypt; The Ministry of Health and Population leads on scaling up vaccination campaigns across the country as Egypt faces third wave of COVID-19. Egypt yesterday received 1 768 800 COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine doses delivered via the COVAX Facility. This comes more than a month […]

New Hapag-Lloyd East Africa service arriving in Kenya and Tanzania

East Africa Service 3 (EAS3) to arrive in Kenya and Tanzania next week; New service will offer excellent connections to Hapag-Lloyd’s (www.Hapag-Lloyd.com) global network; Seven 2,800 TEU vessels being deployed in the service. The new East Africa Service 3 (EAS3) will offer direct weekly sailings between China, South-East Asia, Kenya and Tanzania with very competitive […]

Siemens, the German Government and the Solidarity Fund hand over a 100-bed modular hospital solution

Download logo A 100-bed modular solution donated to Cecilia Makiwane Hospital; The modular solution will be equipped with Siemens Healthineers medical technology; The modular hospital will be powered with a solar modular configuration to enable a decentralized and clean power supply. At a ribbon cutting ceremony, Siemens South Africa, the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation […]

Pozzovivo forced to withdraw from Giro d'Italia following stage 6 crash

Team Qhubeka ASSOS’ (www.TeamQhubeka.com) general classification leader Domenico Pozzovivo has sadly been forced to withdraw from the 104th Giro d’Italia following crashing twice on stage six from Grotte di Frasassi to Ascoli Piceno. The 38-year-old crashed twice in the opening kilometres of the race, in extremely wet conditions, but gamely fought his way to the […]

Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 Statistics in South Africa (13 May 2021)

Tests conducted: 11,010,999 Positive cases identified: 1,605,252 Total recoveries: 1,519,734 Total deaths: 55,012 New cases: 3,221 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Republic of South Africa, Department of Health. Media filesDownload logo Source: Apo-Opa

Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 case update (13 May 2021)

53 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria; Lagos-36 Rivers-14 Akwa Ibom-3 165,612 confirmed 156,387 discharged 2,066 deaths Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Media filesDownload logo Source: Apo-Opa

Coronavirus – Zambia COVID-19 statistics daily status update (13 May 2021)

COVID-19 daily update – 13th May: we report 51 new cases out of 4,264 tests (1% positivity), 61 recoveries, and 4,514 new vaccinations; with 1 new death (MHSRIP). Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI). Media filesDownload logo Source: Apo-Opa

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (13 May 2021)

334 people have tested positive to the disease, from a sample size of 4,155 tested in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is now 8.0%. From the cases 329 are Kenyans while 5 are foreigners. Total confirmed positive cases are now 164,720 and cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,733,500. New cases county distribution; Nairobi […]

Coronavirus – Eswatini: COVID-19 daily update (13 May 2021)

Total daily tests: 838 New confirmed cases: 5 Cumulative confirmed cases: 18,497 Active cases: 40 Recoveries: 17,786 (2 new) Currently admitted: 4 New deaths: 0 Total deaths: 671 Total vaccinated to date: 35,227 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini. Media filesDownload logo Source: Apo-Opa