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Coronavirus Rumours And Regulations Mar Burkina Faso’s Malaria Fight

Coronavirus Rumours And Regulations Mar Burkina Faso’s Malaria Fight

Health worker Estelle Sanon looked on helplessly as a woman tried to make her squirming baby drink a mug of malaria medicine outside their house in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou. Normally Sanon would hold the 18-month-old and administer the dose herself, but because of coronavirus, she has to keep a distance from her patients. “If […]

Hitting Women Hard, Pandemic Makes Gender Poverty Gap Wider – U.N.

Hitting Women Hard, Pandemic Makes Gender Poverty Gap Wider – U.N.

The coronavirus pandemic will widen the poverty gap between women and men, pushing 47 million more women and girls into impoverished lives by next year, and undoing progress made in recent decades, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Worldwide more women than men will be made poor by the economic fallout and massive job losses […]

Regional Panel To Monitor Tanzania Polls

Regional Panel To Monitor Tanzania Polls

 It has emerged that the Kenya Human Rights Commission in collaboration with civil society organizations (CSOs) from Tanzania, East and Southern Africa region will monitor Tanzania’s October general election mostly virtually. The team monitoring the elections includes prominent judges from Kenya and Uganda who have formed the Tanzanian Election Watch panel. It is an alternative […]

UN Women Strengthens Safe Spaces For Child Marriage Survivors

UN Women Strengthens Safe Spaces For Child Marriage Survivors

This week, UN Women has been supporting their implementing partners in Dedza and Salima to strengthen safe spaces for girls and child marriage survivors in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Under the Elimination of Gender-Based Violence, thematic pillar UN Women has supported a total of 13,450 girls child marriage survivors in 10 districts with different […]

Over 30,000 COVID-19 Deaths, Nearly 1 Million Recoveries Across Continent

Over 30,000 COVID-19 Deaths, Nearly 1 Million Recoveries Across Continent

As of September 1st, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,252,245. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 30,054 and recoveries 998,709. South Africa has the most reported cases – 628,259, with deaths numbering 14,263. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (99,115 cases), Morocco (63,781), Nigeria (54,247), Ethiopia (53,304), and Ghana (44,833).  The […]

Covid-19 Cases Rise By 138 to 53,865 In Nigeria

Covid-19 Cases Rise By 138 to 53,865 In Nigeria

Nigeria has recorded 138 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 53,865 the number of confirmed cases in the country. Announcing this yesterday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Plateau State recorded 55 new cases; Lagos, 15; Ebonyi and Oyo, 11 each; Abia, eight; Anambra, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Rivers, seven each; Kaduna, […]

Food Insecurity In Africa

Food Insecurity In Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic and consequent lockdown measures have had a huge negative impact on producers and consumers. Food production has been disrupted, and incomes have been lost. But a far more devastating welfare consequence of the pandemic could be reduced access to food. A potential rise in food insecurity is a key policy point for many countries. The World […]

Sudan, Ethiopia Renaissance Dam – The Underlying Needs and Solution

Sudan, Ethiopia Renaissance Dam – The Underlying Needs and Solution

Sudan and Ethiopia have issued a joint statement at the end of a one-day visit to Khartoum by the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed in which he held lengthy talks with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and also met with the head of the Sovereign Council, Lt Gen Abdelfattah El Burhan. The statement said the […]

Total Number Of Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent Nears 28,000

Total Number Of Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent Nears 28,000

As of August 24, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 1,187,968. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 27,786 and recoveries 906,068. South Africa has the most reported cases – 609,773, with deaths numbering 13,059. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (97,340), Morocco (52,349), Nigeria (52,227) and Ghana (43,505). The numbers are […]

Somali Leaders Strike Elections Deal

Somali Leaders Strike Elections Deal

Somalia’s political leaders have finally agreed on a poll model that involves electoral caucuses. As part of the agreement, each Caucus of 301 delegates will elect an MP who will get a seat in parliament. These MPs will, in turn, elect a President. The delegates will be nominated jointly by national and federal state electoral […]

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