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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and RingCentral Enter into a Strategic Partnership

Download logoAlcatel-Lucent Enterprise (https://www.AL-Enterprise.com/), a leading provider of communications, networking and cloud solutions and RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) (https://www.RingCentral.com/), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration and contact center solutions, today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to introduce a new co-branded cloud solution – Rainbow Office powered by RingCentral –  making i

Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: COVID-19 update (11th August 2020)

Download logoCumulative confirmed positive cases: 1,932 Total number of deaths: 69 Active new cases: 15 Active cases at Isolation Centres: 385 Cumulative recoveries: 1,478 Number currently in quarantine: 545 Number discharged from quarantine: 10,057Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Government of Sierra Leone.

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 Update – Summary in the last 24 hrs (11/08/2020)

New cases: 497 Confirmed cases: 27, 425 New recoveries: 372 Total recoveries: 13,867 New deaths: 15 Total deaths: 438Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – Libya: COVID-19 Update (11 August 2020)

Download logoAnother rise in the total number of COVID19 patients has been reported by NCDC in Libya today. The new 388 patients bring up the aggregate total to 5929. In addition, 14 recoveries and 5 fatalities have been announced.  Distributed by APO Group on behalf of WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean.

Coronavirus – Ethiopia: International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Norwegian Refugee Council Give Assistance to Thousands of COVID-19 Returnee Migrants in Ethiopia

Download logoIOM, the International Organization for Migration, and NRC, the Norwegian Refugee Council, are delivering essential aid to over 23,500 migrants in Ethiopia who have recently returned to the country due to COVID-19. More than 17,000 of the returnees came home via land crossings, mainly from Djibouti, Somalia, and Sudan. For some returnees these are destination countries where they go to seek employment, yet for many others these are transit countries on the perilous journey east to

Coronavirus – Africa: ECA Report Urges African Countries to Harmonize Trade and Transport Regulations in the Fight against COVID-19

Download logoThe Regional Integration and Trade Division (RITD) at ECA released a report entitled “Facilitating Cross-Border Trade Through a Coordinated African Response to COVID-19”. The report provides a critical assessment of existing border restrictions and regulations, with a view to providing guidance on how to strike an appropriate balance between curbing the long term spread of the virus and facilitating emergency and essential trade. Mr. Stephen Karingi, Director of RITD,

Coronavirus – Gambia: Daily Case Update as of 11th August 2020

 COVID-19 case update - Active cases: 1087 New cases: 111 New tests: 301 Total confirmed: 1,346 Recovered: 227 Deaths: 32Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, The Gambia.Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – Uganda: Results of COVID-19 Tests Done on 10th August 2020

Download logoNumber of new confirmed cases: 16 Number of Ugandan truck drivers confirmed: 1 Number of alerts confirmed: 12 Number of contacts confirmed: 2 Number of returnees confirmed: 1 Cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans to-date: 1,313 COVID-19 deaths: 0 COVID-19 deaths registered to-date: 9 Cumulative Ugandan recoveries to-date: 1,138 Number of foreign truck drivers who tested positive for COVID-19 and were requested to return to their country of origin: 11 Samples from Points

Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 Update (11th August 2020)

Download logoToday, 497 people have tested positive from 4,171 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 27,425 the number of positive cases pushing our cumulative tests to 362,501. CAS. Dr. Mercy MwangangiDistributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.

Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 Daily Status Update (11th August 2020)

In the last 24hrs Zambia recorded 65 new cases out of 362 tests, with 202 recoveries. No new deaths have been reported. See infographics below for additional detailsDistributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Zambia.Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – South Africa: Premier Alan Winde on Coronavirus COVID-19 cases for 10 August

Download logoAs of 1pm on 10 August, the Western Cape has 8371 active cases of COVID-19, with a total of 98 656 confirmed cases and 86 861 recoveries. Total confirmed COVID-19 cases 98656 Total recoveries 86861 Total deaths 3424 Total active cases (currently infected patients) 8371 Tests conducted 439776 Hospitalisations

Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 Situation Report for Nigeria (10th August 2020)

The COVID-19 Nigeria situation report for 10th August, 2020 has been published. Download via: https://bit.ly/3fTF3lu Our daily COVID-19 situation reports provide a summary of the epidemiological situation & response activities in Nigeria.  Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – Kenya: All 47 Counties have so far recorded a case of Covid-19

Download logo All 47 Counties have so far recorded a case of Covid-19 with the ball now squarely in the court of all counties; Nairobi leads with the highest cases registered so far since the virus was first reported in the Country. Health CAS, Dr. Mercy MwangagiDistributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.

Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 Update 11 August 2020

Download logoThere are currently 87 patients in our isolation facilities: 76 in Lusaka, 5 in Southern province and 5 on the Copperbelt. Currently 34 patients require oxygen support. We continue to implement the community management strategy for those in stable condition.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Zambia.

Coronavirus – Nigeria: Establishment of National Emergency Medical Service & Ambulance System (NEMSAS) for COVID-19 response

Download logoThe HMH Dr. E. Osagie Ehanire while speaking at the PTF COVID-19 media briefing stated that the National Council on Health (NCH) has approved the establishment of the National Emergency Medical Service & Ambulance System (NEMSAS). "The NCH which is also the highest policy making body on health related matters in Nigeria, held a virtual meeting last week Thursday, where they revised & approved the guidelines for administration, disbursement & monitoring of the Basic Healthcare Pro

Coronavirus – Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Update (10th August 2020)

- 99 new cases and no deaths reported in the last 24 hours. - Of the new cases 68 are local and 31 are returnees from SA. - Active cases go up to 3120. - 87 new recoveries reported. - As of 10 August 2020, Zimbabwe has now recorded 4748 cases and 104 deaths.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe.Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – South Africa: Total number of COVID-19 cases increases to 563598

COVID-19 Update: In the last 24 hours, there has been a total of 3755 new cases which takes the overall number of cases to 563598. Click the link to view the full report: https://bit.ly/3ahrISsDistributed by APO Group on behalf of National Institute for Communicable Diseases, South Africa (NICD).Media filesDownload logo

NTT Pro Cycling set for “Tough” Dauphiné

NTT Pro Cycling (http://www.NTTProCycling.com) has announced its team for the Critérium du Dauphiné for what’s expected to be an intriguing race in the final build-up to the Tour de France. A shorter version of this event has been planned by the organisers this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the Tour de France on the horizon many teams will be using the race as a final opportunity to fine-tune ahead of the Tour. NTT Pro Cycling’s selection see

AUDA-NEPA launches the MSME Academy for all Africa’s Micro Small and Medium Enterprises

AUDA-NEPAD (the African Union Development Agency) (www.NEPAD.org) has announced the launch of the MSME Academy, in partnership with Ecobank Group.   Spearheaded under the AUDA-NEPAD “100,000 MSMEs by 2021” (100K MSMEs) programme for Africa’s Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, the Academy provides easy access to practical training and resources on  financing opportunities in various countries, materials on how to build digital presence for businesses and how to ada

Facebook Unveils Book of Life & Business Lessons from Top South African Women in Celebration of Women’s Month

As part of its celebrations around Women’s Month in South Africa, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today unveiled ‘Inspiring #Changemakers: Lessons from Life and Business’ – a book heroing the careers, lives and life lessons of 13 inspirational South African business women and changemakers. Celebrating the positive impact these women are having within society and across their respective fields in entertainment, law, retail, beauty and food, they share their advice and life

Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 statistics in South Africa (10th August 2020)

Test conducted - 3267494 Positive cases identified - 563598 Total recoveries - 417200 Total deaths - 10621 New cases - 3740Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Republic of South Africa, Department of Health.Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – Nigeria: Breakdown of COVID-19 cases by state (10th August 2020)

A breakdown of cases by state can be found via https://bit.ly/2wjr7Aq Total number: 46867Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 Case Update (10th August 2020)

290 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria: Lagos - 82 Plateau - 82 Oyo - 19 FCT - 18 Edo - 16 Kaduna - 15 Enugu - 9 Ogun - 9 Kano - 8 Kwara - 8 Cross River - 5 Ondo - 5 Rivers - 5 Ekiti - 4 Imo - 3 Borno - 2 46,867 confirmed 33,346 discharged 950 deathsDistributed by APO Group on behalf of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).Media filesDownload logo

Canon Revolutionizes African Film Industry and Unveils a Knowledge-Sharing program

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) (www.Canon-CNA.com) a leader in imaging solutions, proudly showcased the compact and versatile 5.9K CCNA next-generation professional Cinema EOS System cameras. Leading African directors, including Kunle Afolayan and Merzak Allouache, hailed the EOS C500 Mark II with elevating their latest productions. Alongside the inauguration, Canon unveiled a knowledge-sharing initiative for the African filmmaking community. This is the Future of Filmmaking The late


Most of oil on damaged ship in Mauritius collected: representative for ship owner

Most of oil remaining on a Japanese bulk carrier that struck a coral reef off Mauritius late last month and leaked an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil has been collected, a representative of the ship owner, Nagashiki Shipping, said on Wednesday.

Democrat Biden and new running mate Harris to make first campaign appearance

Harris, 55, the first Black woman and the first Asian American to appear on a major-party presidential ticket, was announced as Biden’s choice on Tuesday after a selection process that drew extra scrutiny thanks to Biden’s age.

Why Kamala Harris may prove an elusive target for Trump

More concerning for Trump: Attacks that could appear sexist or racist against the first Black woman on a major party ticket in U.S. history could complicate his campaign’s effort to shore up his standing among suburban women, a critical voting bloc he must win back in order to get re-elected, strategists on both sides say.

South African business confidence recovers from 35-year low

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African business confidence recovered from a 35-year low in July, boosted by improving global economic activity, but the...

Nigeria’s debt office to rollover N57bn in today’s T-Bills auction

Traders will most likely fix their gaze on today’s Treasury-Bills auction where the Debt Management Office is expected rollover 57 billion naira across the standard tenors. Bukky Aregbesola, Head of Fixed Income at Access Bank joins CNBC Africa to breakdown today's market expectations....