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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 […]

Refugee Women In Africa Say Domestic Violence Rose During Pandemic

Refugee Women In Africa Say Domestic Violence Rose During Pandemic

More than 70% of displaced and refugee women in Africa have seen a rise in domestic violence in their communities during the coronavirus pandemic, a survey published on Thursday found. More than half the 850 women interviewed in 15 African nations also reported a rise in sexual violence and almost one in three had observed […]

COVID, Climate And Conflict Conspire To Push Up Poverty

COVID, Climate And Conflict Conspire To Push Up Poverty

Extreme poverty will rise for the first time this century as COVID-19 hammers the global economy, the World Bank said on Wednesday, predicting the pandemic could spawn 115 million “new poor” this year alone. A triple threat of coronavirus, climate change and conflict means an ambitious goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 looks increasingly […]

Tourism Day : Years Celebrating This Important Economic Sector

Tourism Day :  Years Celebrating This Important Economic Sector

40 years celebrating this important economic sector Tourism is one of the world’s most important economic sectors. It employs one in every ten people on Earth and provides livelihoods to hundreds of millions more. For some countries, it can represent over 20 per cent of their GDP. It allows people to experience some of the world’s […]

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 […]

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