Coronavirus – Rwanda: Update COVID-19 (9 August 2020)

Download logo Six (6) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 5175 samples tested. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to two thousand, one hundred and forty-eight (2140). To date, one thousand and three hundred (1346) patients have recovered and been discharged, including three (46) in the past 24 hours. The number of […]

Coronavirus – South Africa: Happy Women’s Day 2020

On 9 August 1956, over 20 000 South African women marched up to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest the apartheid government’s Pass Laws. Whilst in the immediate these women were protesting the unjust, oppressive, and humiliating Pass Laws which regulated the movement of black Africans- they were more broadly calling for the equal […]

Coronavirus – Egypt: U.S. donates ventilators to support Egypt's COVID-19 response, strengthen intensive care unit (ICU) capacity

Download logo The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has provided the Government of Egypt with a donation of 250 ventilators for intensive care units.  The donation delivers on President Trump’s pledge to provide these critically needed supplies, and supports Egypt’s urgent response to the pandemic. These made-in-America ventilators […]

Coronavirus: On International Day, UN chief spotlights indigenous peoples’ resilience in face of COVID-19 pandemic

Download logo Inclusion and participation of the world’s 476 million indigenous peoples must be ensured in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and on the road ahead towards recovery, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored. Marking the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Mr. Guterres drew attention to the “devastating” impact of the pandemic on indigenous peoples around the world. “Throughout history, indigenous peoples have […]

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 9 August 2020, 6 pm EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,036,564), deaths (22,966), and recoveries (723,040) by region: Central (50,317 cases; 961 deaths; 37,550 recoveries): Burundi (408; 1; 315), Cameroon (17,586; 393; 16,060), CAR (4,641; 60; 1,721), Chad (942; 76; 839), Congo (3,664; 58; 1.605), DRC (9,454; 224; 8,324), Equatorial Guinea (4,821; 83; 2,182), Gabon (7,923; 51; […]

Coronavirus – Liberia: U.S. Embassy Monrovia Update

Download logo Liberia has confirmed COVID-19 within its borders.  On August 8, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) published a COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers departing Liberia. Exiting Liberia: Individuals departing Liberia by land, sea, or air must follow NPHIL procedures for COVID-19 testing at least 72 hours before the date of travel. In addition, […]

Coronavirus – Uganda: “I wish I could have some magic, I would just say let schools open right away" – Twelve-year-old Alex Abigail, Congolese refugee in Uganda

Download logo Twelve-year-old Alex Abigail from the Democratic Republic of Congo wants to become a doctor. But with the schools still closed in Uganda, Abigail knows this will not happen unless she goes to school. “We want to be better people. Personally, I want to become a doctor. That is why it is important for […]

Coronavirus – Rwanda: Update COVID-19 (8 August 2020)

Download logo Update COVID-19  08 August 202008 August 2020 — Six (6) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 4452 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to two thousand, one hundred and forty-eight (2348). To date, one thousand and three hundred (1300) patients have recovered and been discharged, including three […]

Coronavirus – Africa: Digital Birth Registrations

COVID-19 recovery plans offer opportunity to invest in modern but contextualized, Digital Birth Registration. This is a core engagement of the African Digital Transformation Strategy 2020-2030. There is urgency to move towards universal birth registration of all children. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of African Union (AU). Media filesDownload logo Source: Apo-Opa