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Coronavirus – Uganda: Update on the COVID-19 outbreak in Uganda (7 April 2020)

Download logoToday, all the 150 samples tested were NEGATIVE for COVID-19 at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI). The total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country still stands at 52. A cumulative total of 3,310 samples have been tested for COVID-19. The number of individuals under institutional quarantine has reduced from the original 1040 to 613 as of today. A total of 427 individuals have been discharged from institutional quarantine. In addition, 855 contacts of the confi

Coronavirus – Rwanda: Update on COVID-19 Coronavirus – 7 April 2020

Download logoNo new coronavirus case was identified today, out of 806 samples tested. The total remains 105 (of whom 7 have recovered). All patients are under treatment in stable condition in designated health facilities. The majority are asymptomatic, and no patient is in critical condition. Heightened vigilance continues to be required. The extension of the enhanced prevention measures announced by the Government of Rwanda must be rigorously observed. Any Rwandans or leg

Coronavirus – Africa: COVID-19 Surveillance Update – 7 April 2020 5:00 p.m

Total number positive cases in Africa 10,252 52 countries 492 deaths 989 recovery cases by Region African Union Member States (52) reporting COVID-19 cases (10,252), deaths (492), and recoveries (989) by region:  Central (950 cases; 33 deaths; 34 recoveries):  Burundi (3; 0; 0), Cameroon (650; 9; 17), Central African Republic (9; 0; 3), Chad (9; 0; 1), Congo (49; 5; 2), DRC (180; 18; 9), Equatorial Guinea (16; 0; 1), Gabon (30; 1; 1), Sao Tome & Principe (4; 0; 0)

Coronavirus – Nigeria: Life in quarantine after detecting Nigeria’s first COVID-19 case

Download logoHe turned up with flu-like symptoms at a medical centre in Ogun state in the southwest of Nigeria. Dr Amara Allison, who was on duty, examined the patient and ordered that he be isolated immediately. She had just diagnosed Nigeria’s first COVID-19 patient. Along with four health workers and 35 other people who had been in contact with the country’s index case, Dr Allison was placed on a 14-day quarantine. She recounts her experience staying indoors for a fortnight. 

Former Director of State Oil Assets and Entrepreneur Appointed to Lead African Energy Industry Lobby in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (“CEMAC”)...

The African Energy Chamber (http://EnergyChamber.org) has appointed Leoncio Amada Nze, Founder & CEO of APEX Industries, as its Executive-President for the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (“CEMAC”) which is made up of six states: Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, the Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea. Leoncio is based in Malabo where he will act on behalf of the Chamber across all public and private sector energy initiatives in the r

Coronavius: Sudan – UN: COVID-19 response in Sudan requires coordination so lifesaving aid can continue

Download logoAmid the largest global challenge since World War II, 23 UN organizations call on Sudan’s government to facilitate the provision of humanitarian assistance in Sudan to the most vulnerable people in Sudan, including to contain, test and treat COVID-19. UN and partners reached over 7 million people in need in 2019.  We plan to reach 6.1 million people in need in 2020. “If not properly coordinated, aid delivery may be delayed or fail to go ahead as a consequence of

Coronavirus: Africa CDC Dashboard brings timely and factual updates on COVID-19

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) remains committed to bringing you timely & factual information on the COVID-19 outbreak in Africa. Check our new Dashboard via http://africacdc.org & social media pages for regular updates & other resources on COVID-19.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – Nigeria: Statement by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Nigeria

Download logoMs. Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued the following statement:   “Nigeria’s economy is being threatened by the twin shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated sharp fall in international oil prices.  President Buhari’s administration is taking a number of measures aimed at containing the spread of the virus and its impact, including by swiftly releasing contingency funds to Nigeria&rsquo

Coronavirus – Somalia: 8th case of Coronavirus confirmed in Somalia

Download logoThe Ministry of Health & Human Services, Federal Republic of Somalia confirms the 8th case of coronavirus in Mogadishu. This is a 58 year old male of Somali citizen with no travel history. Total confirmed: 8 Recovered : 1 Deaths: 0Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Somalia.

Coronavirus – Cameroon: 27 more positive cases today

Download logoWhen we have 27 more positive cases today, I am pleased to announce that we are also recording 43 cured cases, 11 in Laquintinie, 17 in HGY, 9 in Jamot and 6 in the central hospital. To this end, I congratulate the health personnel for their professionalismDistributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministère de la Santé Publique du Cameroun.

Coronavirus – Ethiopia: Case Update 04-07-2020

New Cases - 8 Active Cases - 44 Critical - 1 Total Recovered - 4 New deaths - 0 Total deaths - 2 Total cases - 52 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Ethiopia.Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – Kenya: Status Update

Download logoSo far, a total of 1,928 persons have been monitored, 1,415 have been discharged and 513 are currently on follow up. To date, we have managed to test 4,973 samples from individuals.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.

Coronavirus – South Africa: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1749

Download logoAs at today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1749. There is also another death, bringing the total to 13 deaths. It was a male who had stage 4 prostrate cancer at Parklands Hospital. We convey our condolences to the family of the deceased. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Republic of South Africa, Department of Health.

Coronavirus – Africa: African Union and African private sector launch COVID-19 Response Fund

Download logoAhead of an expected surge in cases of COVID-19 in Africa, the African Union and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) have launched a public-private partnership with the AfroChampions Initiative, known as the Africa COVID-19 Response Fund. The partnership aims to raise an initial US$ 150 million for immediate needs to prevent transmission and up to US$ 400 million to support sustainable medical response to the COVID-19 pandemic by pooling the resources

Coronavirus – Kenya: Total of 696 samples tested in the last 24 hours

Download logoIn the last 24 hours, we have tested a total of 696 samples out of which 14 people have tested positive for the Coronavirus disease out of which 12 are Kenyans and two are foreigners  Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.

Coronavirus – Kenya: The 14 confirmed cases in Kenya

Download logoThe 14 confirmed cases have been taken to isolation facilities and contact tracing is ongoing. Eight of the new cases are males and six are females aged between 5 to 56 years.  Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.

Coronavirus – Tunisia: UNHCR Tunisia Flash Update #1 COVID-19

Download logoIn line with the announcement by the Tunisian National Security Council of the extension of the general lockdown until 18 April, UNHCR Tunisia will continue to rely on alternative working arrangements, to adapt and sustain existing activities, and to step up support to refugees and asylum seekers to meet current and emerging challenges. UNHCR declared a global internal Level 2 emergency on 25 March, in order to facilitate the response by activating emergency procurement, partner

Coronavirus – Chad: Emergency Aid for Thousands Displaced by Violence; 6,000 Migrants Stranded Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Download logoMeasures taken by the Chadian government to limit the spread of a COVID-19 outbreak and the recent declaration of a war zone in the Lake Chad region by the government following a deadly attack by the non-state armed group Boko Haram, are having a severe socio-economic impact on the population. Over 20,000 people living on the Lake Chad islands were displaced to the mainland following the war zone declaration last week at the government’s request. All borders and points of e

Coronavirus – Zambia: Status Update – 7th April 2020

Download logoTotal Confirmed : 39 Total Recoveries : 7 Total Deaths : 1Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Zambia.

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 Update 07/04/2020

COVID-19 update in Kenya: Total confirmed: 172 Total recovered: 7 Deaths: 6 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – Tanzania: Campaign for education and information in COVID-19 crisis in Tanzania

Download logoUNESCO has launched a communication campaign in reinforcement to UN and national efforts against the corona virus in partnership with @ElimikaWikiendi, a popular Kiswahili online social media platform in Tanzania and Eastern Africa for public education in development. UNESCO outreach and interventions aim to support solidarity, counter misinformation, hate speech and myths, tackle racism, promote resources for education and distance learning, protection of journalists, and suppor

Coronavirus – Sudan: Hand-washing More Accessible to COVID-19 Vulnerable Homeless in Khartoum

Download logoTwenty portable handwashing facilities are now accessible for homeless persons in seven locations in the Sudanese capital as part of the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) emergency response to COVID-19. The initiative developed in close coordination with Sudan’s Khartoum State Ministries of Social Development and of Health responds to the community’s urgent needs for safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. Access to safe water and sanitation

Coronavirus – Africa: UNHCR stepping up coronavirus prevention measures for refugees across East, Horn and Great Lakes region of Africa

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is ramping up efforts to increase capacity to prevent, treat and limit the potential spread of COVID-19 among refugee communities across the East, Horn and Great Lakes region of Africa, which hosts some of the largest refugee populations in the world. Living in crowded condit

Coronavirus – South Africa: Member of the Executive Council (MEC) Debbie Schäfer: Reading and educational activities during Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

Download logoQuality reading @home (Part 3) If I were put on the spot and asked one very simple question: “What is the best education activity a parent can do during lockdown with their children?”, my answer would confidently be: “READING”. The ability to read and write is the foundation on which all further learning is based, and the ability to read for meaning and pleasure is without a doubt the most important skill that children can learn in primary


Rupert family fund oversubscribed; applications temporarily suspended

Applications for the Rupert family’s R1 billion small business fund, The Sukuma Relief Programme, which opened on Friday, have temporarily been suspended.

EOH Exco chop salaries by 25%; ask staff to cut by 20%

Technology group EOH narrowed its first half loss per share from continuing operations, while group revenue fell 14 per cent and costs rose. EOH CFO, Megan Pydigadu joins CNBC Africa for more.

SA launches green fund to drive investment into SMMEs

R488 million – that’s how much the Green Outcomes Fund has set aside for fund managers to increase investment in green Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises. To discuss the fund - the first of its kind, CNBC Africa is joined by Tine Fisker Henriksen: Innovative Finance Lead, UCT GSB Bertha Centre and Mark van Wyk: Head of Unlisted Investments, Mergence Investment Managers.

Sarb guides banks to put dividends, bonuses on hold

South Africa’s Reserve Bank has guided banks to put dividends and executive bonuses on hold to help reduce stress on the banking sector from fighting Covid19. For more on this recommendation as well as other directives to ensure the health of the sector, CNBC Africa is joined by Unathi Kamlana, Head of Policy Statistics and Industry Support at the Prudential Authority.

Nigerian banking index gains but industrial goods sector declines

Investors are taking a keen interest in banking stocks today but the Industrial goods sector is facing a steep decline. Dare Fajimolu, Chief Research Officer at Blue Vertex joins CNBC Africa for a recap of today’s trade.