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African Development Bank Group approves $10 million equity in Razorite Healthcare Fund for Africa

Download logoThe Board of Directors of the African Development Bank ( has approved a $10-million equity investment in Razorite Healthcare Africa Fund 1 (RHAF1) to help improve healthcare infrastructure delivery across the continent. The 10-year deal, approved on 26 February, will resource the Fund to address growing demands for affordable and quality healthcare services in several countries of Sub-Saharan Africa faced lack of access to low cost, first-class healthcare. RHAF1

Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: COVID-19 case update

1 new case confirmed. Total Confirmed: 8 Total Recovered: 0 Deaths: 0 Total in Quarantine: 374Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Information and Communication, Sierra Leone.Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – Ethiopia: Notification on the third COVID-19 death in Ethiopia

Download logoOn April 6, 2020, issued press statement, it was notified that a 65 years old female Ethiopian Dukem resident, was confirmed for COVID-19. The patient was admitted to hospital on April 4, 2020 for underlying medical condition. Upon showing symptoms of COVID-19, she was tested positive on April 6, 2020 and admitted to the treatment center the same date. She was in critical condition Since admission and was receiving intensive care. Unfortunately, she passed away today. As of today, t

Coronavirus – Africa: 52 African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases (12,492), deaths (649), and recoveries (1,964)

African Union Member States (52) reporting COVID-19 cases (12,492), deaths (649), and recoveries (1,964) by region: Central (1,096 cases; 36 deaths; 85 recoveries):  Burundi (3; 0; 0), Cameroon (730; 10; 60), Central African Republic (11; 0; 3), Chad (11; 0; 2), Congo (60; 5; 5), DRC (215; 20; 13), Equatorial Guinea (18; 0; 1), Gabon (44; 1; 1), Sao Tome & Principe (4; 0; 0) Eastern (1,092; 25; 112): Djibouti (150; 1; 36), Eritrea (33; 0; 0), Ethiopia (65; 2; 4), Kenya (189; 7; 22), Mad

Africa cannot go back to ‘business as usual’ when COVID-19 pandemic is over (By Babatunde Omilola)

Download logoBy Babatunde Omilola Like every other pandemic that the world has experienced in the past, coronavirus will eventually come to an end. It will be defeated, and life return to normal. But it will teach us an important lesson: the need to invest in health infrastructure across the world, and particularly in Africa. For centuries, global and national agendas have given premium to wealth creation and less attention to healthcare. Indeed, the pursuit of wealth has even come at the ex

Coronavirus – Ghana: Situation Update, COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana as at 09 April 2020, 22:00 hrs

Over the past eleven (11) days, a number of measures have been introduced to control and prevent further spread of COVID-19 in Ghana. Among these include restrictive movement in the hotspots of the outbreak, enhanced surveillance including intensive contact tracing and laboratory testing. These measures have resulted in a sudden increase in case detection, with high number of cases being reported. As of 09 April 2020, 22:00 HRS, a total of 37,405 samples (from routine and enhanced surveillanc

The 9th OPEC/Non-OPEC Declaration of Cooperation Ministerial Meeting to curtail crude oil production up to ten million barrels

Nigeria has joined other OPEC+ counterparts in a historic curtailment of crude oil production to rebalance and stabilize the global oil markets. Nigeria is participating in the pursuit of our commitment to the framework of the Declaration of Cooperation entered on 10th December 2016 and further endorsed in subsequent meetings as well as the Charter of Cooperation signed in July 2019. Nigeria joined OPEC+ to cut supply by up to Ten (10) Million Barrels per day between May and June 2020, Eig

Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 status update – 10 April 2020

New: 1 confirmed case; 1 death; 1 recovery. Cumulative Cases: 40 Total Recoveries: 25 Total Deaths: 2 Active Cases: 13Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Zambia.Media filesDownload logo

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