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Africa’s COVID-19 cases near 1.4 mln as death toll hits 33,818

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The total number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in Africa has reached 1,399,186 as of Sunday, the Africa CDC said. The...
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COVID-19 exacerbates challenges in Africa’s education system: AU

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The African Union (AU) Commission on Sunday said that the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated challenges in Africa's education system. "The advent of...
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COVID-19 death toll surpasses 33,400 in Africa

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The COVID-19 related death toll in Africa reached 33,403, the Africa CDC said on Friday. The continental disease control and prevention...
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US, UK funders to join African narrative collaborative

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The UK’s Comic Relief and the US-based Conrad N. Hilton Foundation are the latest funders to join Africa No Filter (ANF) – a donor...
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Maiden Interfaith Studies and Engagement in Africa inaugurated

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Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture has inaugurated a Centre for Interfaith Studies and Engagement in Africa (CISEA), a Christian theological centre that...

WHO urges joint approach to boost management of non-communicable diseases in Africa

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday called for an integrated approach to boost the management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension and...

Urban growth in Africa providing new opportunities for agriculture

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Rapid urban growth in Africa is providing new opportunities for the continent to transform its agricultural advantages into businesses, according to a new report...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 1.32 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across the African continent reached 1,321,736 on Thursday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

South Africa wants COVID-19 vaccines to benefit Africa

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa stressed on Thursday that African countries should benefit from the COVID-19 vaccines being developed. The clinical testing...

FAO seeks “extraordinary collaboration” to transform agri-food systems in Africa

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) seeks "extraordinary collaboration" to transform agri-food systems in Africa to ensure access to safe, nutritious and...
Covid-19

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 1.31 million: Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across the African continent reached 1,313,219 on Wednesday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...
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Zambia says Africa’s economic transformation lies in enhancing value addition to products

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The Zambian government said on Wednesday that Africa's economic transformation lies in the ability to increase value addition and strengthening the participation of...
climate change

UNEP launches assessment on air pollution, climate change in Africa

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The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in conjunction with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) on Monday launched the first assessment of air pollution...
digital skills

AfricaCom and AfricaTech 2020: Digital Playground – a key to Connecting the Next Billion...

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Africans aren’t always looking to connect to the digital world for work or health reasons; a significant motivator is leisure, or ‘timepass’, says Aubrey...
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Chinese engagement drives Africa’s anti-COVID-19 momentum – expert

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The engagement of the Chinese government and enterprises has been a major driving force to Africa's fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, an...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 1.27 million

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday disclosed that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent...
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Durban launches Africa’s first city climate action plan

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South Africa's eThekwini Municipality on Thursday became the first city on the African continent and one of the 12 cities in the world to...
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Africa’s COVID-19 recovery cases pass 1 million mark

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Wednesday afternoon said the number of COVID-19 recoveries in the continent passed the...
Ghana Reduced Hunger and Malnutrition

Some 67,000 children at risk of dying from hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa due to...

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An estimated 67,000 children are at risk of dying from extreme hunger across Sub-Saharan Africa before the end of the year due to impacts...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 1.25 million as death toll approaches 30,000

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Tuesday said that the death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has...
renewable energy

Botswana could become renewable energy hub of southern Africa – experts

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Botswana could become a producer of cleaner and cheaper electricity produced through the development of renewable energy, energy experts said. Gilles Beau,...
Multichoice

MultiChoice Group reaffirms its commitment to scale-up investment in Africa

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Over the past three years, the MultiChoice Group has grown its African presence by over a million subscribers each year. But the entertainment company...
Members of the medical assistance team from the Peking Union Medical College Hospital take care of a COVID-19 patient. Pan Songgang/China Population Newspaper

Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 1.24 million as death toll nears 30,000 mark

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Monday said that the number of positive COVID-19 cases across the African continent...
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Africa’s COVID-19 cases close to 1.24 million amid growing economic impact

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Sunday said that the number of positive COVID-19 cases across the African continent...
Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

Africa’s COVID-19 cases close to 1.23 million as death toll passes 29,000 mark

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Saturday said that the number of positive COVID-19 cases across the African continent...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Africa’s COVID-19 cases hit 1.22 million amid uneven impact on countries

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday said that the number of positive COVID-19 cases across the African...
Figure 3: Projected Debt Service in DSSI-Eligible African Countries, 2020-2024. Graphic by CARI using World Bank data.

The West Continues to Attack China to the Detriment of Africa

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August 28, 2020 The author, W Gyude Moore, a senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development, and a former minister of public works...
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EUR 30 million EIB loan to boost tuberculosis vaccine development in Africa

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed on a €30 million loan with Vakzine Projekt Management GmbH, the German subsidiary of Serum Institute of...
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African Development Bank renews commitment to economic resilience in Africa

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The 55th Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank opened in Abidjan on Wednesday with renewed commitment to economic resilience in Africa. ...
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Nigerian president hails Africa’s attainment of wild poliovirus free status

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari hailed on Tuesday Africa's attainment of the wild poliovirus free status, calling it "a historic feat." At the...