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Covid-19 Death Toll Nears 79,000

Covid-19 Death Toll Nears 79,000

As of January 18, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  3,261,125 . Reported deaths in Africa reached 78,874  and 2,676,282  people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,337,926 – and 37,105 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (459,671), Tunisia ( 180,090 ), Egypt (156,397), Ethiopia (131,195), and […]

Thousands Displaced By Post-Election Violence in the Central African Republic

Thousands Displaced By Post-Election Violence in the Central African Republic

Some 32,000 residents have fled the Central African Republic into adjacent countries, says the UN’s refugee agency. The exodus follows opposition complaints over “numerous irregularities” in last month’s election. The Geneva-based UNHCR said “violence and insecurity” plaguing the Central African Republic’s December 27 election had prompted thousands of refugees to seek haven in the neighbouring […]

COVID-19 May Result In One Million Excess Deaths From Other Diseases In Africa

COVID-19 May Result In One Million Excess Deaths From Other Diseases In Africa

Africa’s 1.3 billion people may have fared better than expected in terms of containing COVID-19 but the pandemic has dealt a severe blow to already weak health services, raising fears of excess deaths from other illnesses plaguing the continent. A World Health Organization (WHO) analysis of 14 African countries found a more than 50% decline in […]

How Digital Revolution Can Help Level The Playing Field for African Women In Agriculture

How Digital Revolution Can Help Level The Playing Field for African Women In Agriculture

The race to limit the spread of Covid-19 has, through necessity, accelerated many other transformations that were already underway, including the digital revolution in African agriculture. What had previously been a growing but limited shift towards the use of digital tools and technologies for food production and business has become a lifeline in the face […]

South Sudan, Chad Ranked the Worst Nations to Be a Girl in Africa

South Sudan, Chad Ranked the Worst Nations to Be a Girl in Africa

Coronavirus pandemic set to reverse fragile gains on gender equality in Africa South Sudan, Chad and Eritrea are the worst African countries to be a girl, a first-of-its-kind index found on Friday, with researchers warning that the pandemic could set back efforts to keep girls in school, out of work and safe from violence. The […]

Women Involvement in Conflict Resolutions Will Bring Peace

Women Involvement in Conflict Resolutions Will Bring Peace

Ndey Marie Thiam, the president of Women for Peace in Casamance (PFPC), says with a strong involvement of women in conflict resolution and in the maintenance of peace and stability, women can flourish and contribute to lasting peace for all and to the well-being of the community in general. “In this regard, the Resolution 1325 […]

Over 2,300 Critical Covid-19 Cases Across Continent After More than 17 Million Tests

Over 2,300 Critical Covid-19 Cases Across Continent After More than 17 Million Tests

As of November 04, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,814,278. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 43,705 and recoveries 1,481,303. 2,370 cases are critical and 17,048,756 tests have been performed. South Africa has the most reported cases – 728,836, with deaths numbering 19,539. Other most-affected countries include Morocco (229,565), Egypt (108,122), […]

COVID-19 Deaths Near 42,000 Across Continent

COVID-19 Deaths Near 42,000 Across Continent

As of October 28, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,737,840. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 41,790 and recoveries 1,421,493. South Africa has the most reported cases – 717,851, with deaths numbering 19,053. Other most-affected countries include Morocco (203,733), Egypt (106,877) Ethiopia (94,218), Nigeria (62,224) and Libya (57,975). The numbers […]

Africa’s Miners Face New TB Threat As Pandemic Disrupts Treatment

Africa’s Miners Face New TB Threat As Pandemic Disrupts Treatment

Vama Jele’s heart dropped every time he heard that another migrant miner home from South Africa had died from tuberculosis (TB) due to skipping treatment under lockdown. In just four months, it happened 60 times. When COVID-19 shut South Africa’s mines, workers from Jele’s homeland eSwatini and other neighbouring nations rushed home – disrupting TB […]

Covid-19 Deaths Near 40,000 Across Continent

Covid-19 Deaths Near 40,000 Across Continent

As of October 19, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,646,278. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 39,747, and recoveries 1,354,446. South Africa has the most reported cases – 703,793, with deaths numbering 18,471. Other most-affected countries include Morocco (173,632), Egypt (105,424) Ethiopia (89,137), Nigeria (61,440) and Algeria (54,402). The […]

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