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Coronavirus – Africa: When hip-hop saves lives – UNESCO, i4Policy, UNHCR join forces in #DontGoViral campaign to fight infodemic around COVID-19

“We are at war against an invisible enemy/ For once, by keeping our distance we will be invincible/ I know you've always dreamed of being Superman/ But stay home, you'll see it’s super, man” says the song Protect your Life, released by the Raised Fists collective of Nigeria to raise awareness of, and mobilize against, the spread of COVID-19 in Niger and across Africa. As over 5,000 coronavirus cases were reported in West and Central Africa, the song wa

South Africa not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 Industry Overview

The second of Bizcommunity’s (https://www.Bizcommunity.com/) 360 overviews (https://bit.ly/2W3BHnI), showing SA business communities putting the grit in integrity to meet the unique economic and health challenges caused by Covid-19 in our region. Former media and crisis communications manager at SAB and AB InBev, Azure Fey shared that ‘big business in South Africa should continue communicating during this time of crisis’. Following are some of the companies and organisations

Coronavirus – Africa: World’s most defiantly joyful song rereleased by UNICEF

Once called the “world’s most defiantly joyful song”, Miriam Makeba’s ‘Pata Pata’ has been rerecorded by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo, to spread information and hope in a time of Coronavirus. Without any alteration to chords or syllables, though with several changes to the lyrics, ‘Pata Pata’ will be rereleased by UNICEF across the globe this Thursday, more than 50 years since the international smash hit first took the world

Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: Returned Migrants in Sierra Leone Use Music and Ebola Experience to Combat COVID-19

Download logoTalented young returned migrants from Sierra Leone, Henry Bessman (Henry B), Ibrahim Kargbo (Adkay) and Abdul Karim Sankoh (Gift), used their creative skills to write and record Corona virus is real, an original song about Covid-19. The song is available in English and Krio and aims to inspire people in Sierra Leone to take this virus seriously and protect themselves. The young men took the initiative to write the song to raise awareness about the virus in a way that people will

Apple Services Now Available in More Countries Around the World

Apple® (www.Apple.com) announced that starting today, even more customers around the world can enjoy many of Apple’s most popular Services. The App Store®, Apple Arcade™, Apple Music®, Apple Podcasts® and iCloud® are now available in 20 more countries, and Apple Music is available in 52 additional countries. “We’re delighted to bring many of Apple’s most beloved Services to users in more countries than ever before,” said Oliver Schusse

Coronavirus – Africa: Migrant Returnees Lead Community Outreach for COVID-19 in West Africa

Download logoIn response to the growing Covid-19 pandemic, the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s Migrants as Messengers project is raising awareness to prevent the spread of the disease. Youthful volunteers across West Africa are spreading the word in vulnerable communities.   The 248 volunteers from seven West African countries are returning migrants, trained in peer-to-peer communication. They provide a critical link when disseminating information on Covi

The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Recent comments from UK press (https://bit.ly/3aPhB6T) referring to South Africa’s 'formidable leadership' in the handling of the coronavirus are telling: “South Africa seems to have acted faster, more effici

Coronavirus – Nigeria: Music video on COVID-19 by Nigerian artiste, Cobhams Asuquo

Award winning Nigerian musician, Cobhams Asuquo, releases this heartfelt original song in the fight against COVID-19. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of UNICEF Nigeria.Media filesDownload logo