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African Women Are Leading Community Responses to Covid-19 Crisis

African Women Are Leading Community Responses to Covid-19 Crisis

From providing meals to hygiene promotion and mask-making, grassroots groups working on climate, conflict and other issues are crafting local responses to the pandemic Whether you’re an urban resident living in South Africa’s Cape Town or a Maasai tribesperson in rural Kenya, the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted how women are negatively affected by both the […]

Over 200,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Continent After 13.3 Million Tests

Over 200,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Continent After 13.3 Million Tests

As of September 25, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,437,576. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 34,706, and recoveries 1,184,963. 217,905 cases are currently active and 13,371,886 tests have been performed. South Africa has the most reported cases – 667,049, with deaths numbering 16,283. Other most-affected countries include Egypt […]

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 […]

Guinea-Bissau Confirms Three Cases Of Zika Virus, Government Says

Guinea-Bissau Confirms Three Cases Of Zika Virus, Government Says

Guinea-Bissau has confirmed its first three cases of the Zika virus in a group of islands off the mainland and has set up an emergency committee to stop further transmission of the disease, the government said on Friday. Experts have feared the tiny nation could become a gateway for Zika’s spread to mainland West Africa, […]

Zika virus ‘scarier’ than thought: US health officials

Zika virus ‘scarier’ than thought: US health officials

In Summary Borne by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, Zika has spread quickly to more than 30 places in Latin America and the Caribbean since last year. Rare cases of sexual transmission of the virus have also been recorded. Hundreds of thousands of people in the US territory of Puerto Rico could become infected with Zika […]