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Africa Opinion

African lives matter, too; Energy Policy decisions should consider their needs

Africa By NJ Ayuk As African oil and gas countries struggle with Covid-19’s devastating impact on demand, two international groups seem to be celebrating it. Earlier this month, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) described the low oil prices caused by the pandemic as a “golden opportunity” for Read more

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Africa Opinion

“Times of Unprecedented Crisis present Unique Opportunities for Unprecedented Action”

Opinion By Graça Machel, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Dr. Vera Songwe, Maria Ramos COVID 19 has unearthed massive inequalities within our societies and brought to glaring light the unique burdens which women carry the world over. Allocation of response resources should be targeted towards the immediate needs of managing the virus as well as future-looking to Read more

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Africa Press Release

AfDB COVID-19 response: moving from commitment to action

African countries, with the experience of having fought off Ebola, are working to adapt to this new threat and looking to the Bank for an effective, multilateral response to the crisis. Press Release The African Development Bank (AfDB) has responded swiftly to the needs of its member countries during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Bank’s Read more

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Africa News

AfDB unveils strategy roadmap to safeguard food security against impacts of COVID-19

AFRICA ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, June 8, 2020/ — The African Development Bank (AfDB) has unveiled a strategic roadmap of projects and programmes to assist African countries in tackling the nutrition and food security aspects of the COVID-19 crisis through a raft of immediate and longer-term measures. The Feed Africa Response to COVID-19 (FAREC) paves the Read more

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Africa Featured

AfDB approves 88 million euros emergency budget support for COVID-19 response

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday approved a loan of 88 million euros to Senegal, hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic, in support of the costs of its national COVID-19 Economic and Social Resilience Program. The financing, which falls under the Bank’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Facility, will provide the Read more

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Africa Press Release

Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation Host 11th Global MediXchange for Combating COVID-19 (GMCC) Webinar in Africa

…in collaboration with the United Nations Media Alert May 27, 2020/ — As the global fight against Covid-19 continues, the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have been helping to bring together medical experts from around the world to share knowledge, experience and best practices for combatting and treating Covid-19. The Global MediXChange for Combatting COVID-19 (GMCC) is a platform Read more

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Africa Coronavirus Updates Health

Madagascar president says ‘a Western country won’t be doubted’ on cure for COVID-19

Africa President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, has said he doubts if any of the European countries would have received the same suspicion and distrust like his country has faced if it had produced a cure for the ravaging COVID-19. Rajoelina, speaking during an interview with France 24, insisted Madagascar has enough proof to show that COVID-Organics (CVO), a Read more

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Africa Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19 cases in Africa rise to 44,000 – WHO

Algeria with 4,474 cases and 463 deaths, while Nigeria had 2,388 confirmed cases with 85 deaths. Agency Report The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the number of reported COVID-19 cases in the WHO African Region has increased to over 44,000. The WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, gave the update on its official twitter account @WHOAFRO on Read more