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Africa: Positive Moves After Finance Ministers Call for Debt Relief During COVID-19 Crisis

Di 07 Apr 2020 15:15:07 CEST
[allAfrica] Dakar -The appeal Africa's ministers of finance made to bilateral, multilateral and commercial partners after their online conferences of March 19 and 31, 2020, for the alleviation of their debt, has begun receiving positive responses.

Africa: COVID-19 Cases Top 10 000 in Africa

Mi 08 Apr 2020 07:17:31 CEST
[WHO] Brazzaville/ Cairo -The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has risen to more than 10 000 and caused more than 500 deaths. While the virus was slow to reach the continent compared to other parts of the world, infection has grown exponentially in recent weeks and continues to spread.

Africa: Fewer Migrants to Europe, Bigger Problems for Continent

Mi 08 Apr 2020 08:36:01 CEST
[ISS] The case of Agadez in Niger shows the unintended negative effects of making migration a security issue.

Africa: How Lack of the Internet Makes Staying At Home Difficult for Africans

Mi 08 Apr 2020 06:15:52 CEST
[DW] Closing schools and working from home has become a global response to stop the spread of COVID-19. However, lack of access to the internet as well as high data costs have made this transition rather difficult in Africa.

Africa: OPEC Conference - Algeria Advocates Immediate Reduction in Oil Production

Di 07 Apr 2020 17:32:04 CEST
[Algerie Presse Service] Algeria, which chairs the presidency of the OPEC Conference, urged Sunday oil producing countries to seize the opportunity of the meeting scheduled on 9 April in order to agree on "an global, massive and immediate" production cut.

Africa: Beware the Power Grab During COVID-19 Pandemic

Di 07 Apr 2020 14:44:44 CEST
[African Arguments] The pandemic is a real emergency and the perfect excuse for a power grab. We must monitor abuses and be ready to take back rights we've sacrificed.

Africa: WHO Rejects Using Africa As Testing Ground for Coronavirus Vaccine

Mi 08 Apr 2020 11:35:47 CEST
[Premium Times] Tedros Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organisation, has dismissed as "racist" a suggestion by two French scientists that the coronavirus vaccine should be tested in Africa.

Africa: 'Continent Needs a Green Counter-Revolution'

Mi 08 Apr 2020 08:49:28 CEST
[IPS] Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -In 2006, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation jointly launched the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). The African Green Revolution Forum claims AGRA is the "world's most important and impactful forum for African agriculture".

Africa: Keeping WhatsApp Personal and Private

Di 07 Apr 2020 15:55:15 CEST
[WhatsApp] With billions of people unable to see their friends and family in person due to COVID-19, people are relying on WhatsApp more than ever to communicate. People are talking to doctors, teachers, and isolated loved ones via WhatsApp during this crisis. That's why all your messages and calls on WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted by default to give you a secure place for your most personal conversations.

Africa: The World-Class Team Leading South Africa's Battle Against COVID-19

Mi 08 Apr 2020 13:33:16 CEST
[Daily Maverick] Science, experience at the coalface, commitment and knowledge are the key components that distinguish the government's response to Covid-19. A look back on trailblazers who ensured that human rights prevailed.

Africa: COVID-19 Coronavirus - Unity for Survival in Africa As the COVID

Mi 08 Apr 2020 12:45:40 CEST
[FrontPageAfrica] 19 virus pandemic impacts peoples' lives worldwide, society shuts down in an effort to contain it. People find themselves isolated at home, seemingly powerless. Unity is needed during these difficult times. Although people worldwide have been divided, there are points of agreement regardless of political persuasion: people are no longer tolerating corruption in their leadership, and people are no longer condoning the sacrifices of integrity and ethics to intimidation and deal-making.

Africa: Africa Needs to Get On the West's Radar - Before It's Too Late

Mi 08 Apr 2020 12:45:00 CEST
[FrontPageAfrica] Lusaka -From my home in Southern Africa, waiting for covid-19 to strike feels like living in the Cold War novel, "On the Beach." Like with the nuclear fallout cloud inching towards Australia in Nevile Shut's disturbing book, our only option across the Continent is to hope for the best as the deadly virus stalks us all.

Africa: Fifteen Countries in West Africa Register COVID-19

Mi 08 Apr 2020 11:19:49 CEST
[Foroyaa] Fifteen countries in West Africa have registered COVID-19 cases totalling 1739 confirmed cases, 55 deaths and 328 recoveries as of 5th April.

Africa: 'Tip of the Iceberg' - Racing the Clock to Contain Coronavirus in the World's Slums

Mi 08 Apr 2020 09:15:27 CEST
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dehli -The first COVID-19 death in a Mumbai slum has fuelled concerns of the coronavirus spreading unchecked in informal settlements and refugee camps

Africa: Poor, Vulnerable Countries Face Disaster From Coronavirus

Mi 08 Apr 2020 09:11:23 CEST
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] It is simply not true that this virus is a great leveller. The most vulnerable countries are facing disaster unlike anything richer states have seen

Africa: The Future of Journalism

Mi 08 Apr 2020 09:08:21 CEST
[IPS] Caracas -All over the world, journalism is going through an era of uncertainty. It is not yet clear what the business model for the news field will be, and this is happening precisely at a time when information is a central issue in every person's life.

Africa: Women in Africa Most Vulnerable to COVID-19 Pandemic

Mi 08 Apr 2020 08:51:09 CEST
[IPS] Kampala, Uganda -We are living in uncertain times. All of us are experiencing the Corona pandemic in various ways. For most it means quarantine and physical isolation. We worry about family members, loss of income and not knowing what the future will look like- or how long this will continue.

Africa: Coronavirus Should Not Be Exploited to Fuel Climate Emergency

Mi 08 Apr 2020 08:43:20 CEST
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Politicians have responded to pandemic with economic stimulus packages skewed toward helping polluters and locking in emissions

Africa: 'Together We Can Win the War Against COVID-19'

Mi 08 Apr 2020 08:33:45 CEST
[Africa Renewal] Virologist Dr. John Nkengasong Is the Director of the Addis-Based Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). It Was Established By the African Union to Support Member States' Public Health Initiatives and Strengthen Public Health Institutions' Capacity to Detect, Prevent, Control and Respond to Disease Threats and Outbreaks Quickly and Effectively. On Thursday 26 March Dr. Nkengasong Talked to Africa Renewal's Kingsley Ighobor About COVID-19 and Africa's Response Capability. Here Are S

Africa: SG - Women's Rights and Freedoms Are Essential to Strong, Resilient Societies.

Mi 08 Apr 2020 08:30:44 CEST
[Africa Renewal] The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and economic devastation around the world.

Africa: COVID-19 - UN Secretary-General's Call for Global Peace Gains International Support

Mi 08 Apr 2020 08:29:47 CEST
[Africa Renewal] United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said that his appeal on 23 March for a global ceasefire in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has received broad international support as parties to conflicts in many countries consolidate existing ceasefire or move toward laying down weapons.

Africa: Lack of COVID-19 Treatment and Critical Care Could Be Catastrophic for Africa

Mi 08 Apr 2020 06:24:10 CEST
[RFI] The coronavirus pandemic could be disastrous as fragile and almost non-existent healthcare systems in African countries are overwhelmed. A lack of personal protective equipment, difficulties in establishing treatment centres and an absence of critical care facilities might lead to a devastating loss of life.

Africa: COVID-19 Is Is 'Existential Threat to Our Continent', Africa Health Official Says

Mi 08 Apr 2020 06:22:42 CEST
[RFI] The African continent is projected to have more than 10,000 Covid-19 cases by the end of April according to health officials on Thursday at the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ACDC), and the least-equipped region has an "enormous gap" in crucial ventilators and other vital items to treat patients.

Africa: UN Experts Call for Urgent Action to Mitigate Heightened Risks of Violence Against Children

Di 07 Apr 2020 17:27:46 CEST
[OHCHR] Geneva -Parents, caregivers, service providers and law enforcement officials all need extra support to minimise the increased risks to children, the UN human rights experts said.

Africa: Suspend Interests On Africa's Debt - AU

Di 07 Apr 2020 17:12:59 CEST
[Times of Zambia] The African Union (AU) Bureau of Heads of States leaders have called on creditor countries and multilateral institutions to immediately suspend interest payments for Africa on its external public and private debt.

Africa: TrustAfrica Solidarity Message: We are in this together

Di 07 Apr 2020 15:45:18 CEST
[TrustAfrica] Dear Partners and Friends,

Africa: France and SA Working On Plan to Help Africa Deal With Coronavirus Pandemic

Di 07 Apr 2020 15:15:34 CEST
[Daily Maverick] The plan will be led by Africa but France has become involved in order to try to provoke a massive global response.

Africa: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Affecting Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health

Di 07 Apr 2020 14:53:58 CEST
[IPS] United Nations -A little over half of women across the globe are able to freely make choices about their sexual and reproductive health, according to a latest report based on data from 57 countries.

Africa: The Global Resilience Cities Network Launches Its 'Cities On the Frontline' Campaign to Help in COVID-19 Fight

Mi 08 Apr 2020 09:54:24 CEST
[PR Newswire] New York -The city-led network is launching a campaign to help cities better protect their vulnerable communities in the face of the fast-evolving COVID-19 pandemic

Africa: COVID-19 in Africa - RSF Joins a Coalition of Civil Society Organizations to Demand the Release of Imprisoned Journalists On the Continent

Di 07 Apr 2020 17:44:14 CEST
[RSF] While the Covid-19 pandemic is now hitting Africa with full force, with more than 10,000 cases and nearly 500 deaths, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and 80 rights and press freedom organizations have written to the ten heads of state and government of the African countries which count in their jails journalists arbitrarily imprisoned, asking them to release them without delay.