Africa Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus: WHO raises concern over growing COVID-19 cases in Africa

…virus threatening the continent’s fragile health system BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (Republic of the), April 2, 2020/ — With more than 6000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent. Infections are increasingly spreading not only between African countries but within different localities in the hardest-hit countries. For instance, in Read more

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Africa Coronavirus Updates

Jack Ma, Alibaba Foundations donate COVID-19 Medical Equipment to African Union Member States

Africa Africa’s response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak received a boost today as the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the Government of Ethiopia received a consignment of medical equipment from the Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations. The shipment included over 1.5 million laboratory diagnostic test kits and over 100 Read more

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Africa: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation recognized as Best Islamic Financier at TFG Trade Awards 2020

JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, March 23, 2020/ — The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has been named ‘Best Islamic Financier’ by the trade finance platform, Trade Finance Global in cooperation with BAFT. The international work carried out by banks, financial institutions and technology vendors Read more

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Africa Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19: Niger records index case – Coronavirus now in 36 African countries

Niger Republic became the 36th African nation to record index case of coronavirus following the announcement of the first victim in the country. The country’s Health Ministry in a statement, on Thursday night, identified the victim as a man working for a transport company. He travelled to Niamey, the Nigerien capital from the Ghanaian capital Read more

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AFFM launches $2.2m project in Nigeria to boost fertilizer supply to 200,000 farmers

ABUJA, Nigeria, March 16, 2020/ — The Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM) has kick-started a $2.2 million project to provide fertilizer suppliers in Nigeria with financial support to improve supply for 200,000 smallholder farmers. The trade credit guarantee project is AFFM’s first in the West African nation and will involve 10 fertilizer suppliers, 12 hub Read more

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Ivory Coast President Ouattara says will not run for third term

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would not run in October’s election, ending months of speculation over whether he would seek a third term. October’s election is a major challenge for the Ivory Coast after its 2010-2011 ballot ended in violence between political rivals that killed 3,000 people. “I would like to Read more

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We must not jeopardize Africa’s future in the name of fighting Climate Change – NJ Ayuk

Pressure is building to phase out fossil fuels in Africa to fight climate change. Organizations ranging from the World Bank to the European Investment Bank (EIB) have dropped support for African fossil fuel production in hopes of encouraging a transition from oil, gas and coal to sustainable energy sources like wind and solar power. Now Read more