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Red Cross calls for swift, extensive response to the new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
05-06-2020 | 07:25:00
More than 150 trained Red Cross volunteers have been deployed as part of a first wave of response to the latest Ebola outbreak in the Équateur Province, in the western part of Democratic Republic of the Congo.
African Development Bank mobilizes more than $13m to support the CEMAC zone and DR Congo
04-06-2020 | 07:46:00
The African Development Bank granted Abidjan a funding of $13.55 million to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic within the Economic and Monetary Community Central Africa (CEMAC) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Evonik becomes exclusive distributor of ProPhorce™ SR 130 in Southern Africa
01-06-2020 | 08:05:00
Evonik has agreed with Swedish manufacturer, Perstorp, that it will be the exclusive distributor of ProPhorce™ SR 130 in Southern Africa.
African Development Bank mobilizes $22 million for low-income countries in the ECOWAS region
01-06-2020 | 07:51:00
The African Development Bank approved an emergency project in favor of low-income countries members of ECOWAS for strengthening the health systems of The Gambia, Mali and Niger.
AFD provides €70m to improve water and sanitation in Morogoro, Tanzania
29-05-2020 | 10:24:00
The Government of Tanzania and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed a financing agreement for a 70M€ concessional loan aiming at improving water supply and sanitation services for the residents of Morogoro Municipality.
Germany, WFP expand multi-year partnership to empower resilient communities in Niger
29-05-2020 | 07:43:22
The WFP in Niger welcomed an additional €24 million contribution from Germany to scale-up resilience building at a time when Niger is facing the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 health pandemic on food security.
[South Africa] Vodacom zero rates what3words website to help save lives
28-05-2020 | 06:13:39
Vodacom has become the first telco globally to zero-rate the lifesaving addressing technology, what3words, for its more than 43 million subscribers across South Africa.
[South Africa] Nu Menu Solutions introduces Covid-19 prevention technologies
27-05-2020 | 07:08:00
Nu Menu Solutions has introduced two products which will help in ensuring the safety and health of individuals in public.
AUDA-NEPAD, CSIR partnership to accelerate Africa’s transformation agenda
26-05-2020 | 09:05:00
The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are strengthening their partnership through formalised technical cooperation to accelerate technology development in Africa.
As world’s forests continue to shrink, urgent action is needed to safeguard their biodiversity, UN
25-05-2020 | 07:30:00
Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world's forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according to the latest edition of The State of the World's Forests.
World Bank approves $54 million to strengthen health services in Liberia
22-05-2020 | 06:11:00
The World Bank has approved a $54 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to improve health service delivery to women, children, and adolescents in Liberia.
Schools in South Africa to reopen on 1 June 2020
20-05-2020 | 06:56:00
South African Basic Education Minister said schools will reopen on 1 June 2020 with Grade7, Grade 12 and small schools being the first learners to return to the classroom.
Tunisia startup launches corona virus-tracking app
20-05-2020 | 06:40:00
Tunisia has launched a contact-tracing mobile phone app that identifies and alerts users who may have had contact with others infected with the new coronavirus.
Villgro Kenya invests $50,000 in The Pathology Network
19-05-2020 | 11:31:00
Villgro Kenya announced an investment of $50,000 to The Pathology Network, a digital referral platform for pathologists in Kenya.
Global study to test malaria drug to protect health workers from COVID-19
19-05-2020 | 08:32:00
With $9 million in philanthropic support, an international group of physicians and scientists is establishing a research network to evaluate promising therapies for COVID-19.
Orange Egypt contributes to maintain, repair ventilators in Egyptian hospitals
19-05-2020 | 07:48:00
Orange Egypt announced its contribution to maintain and repair medical ventilators as part of the “Breathe” campaign in cooperation with the Egyptian Cure Bank and under the supervision of the Ministry of Health.
[South Africa] Vodacom IoT solutions get people back to business safely
19-05-2020 | 07:28:15
As businesses across the country start returning to work, the safety of employees and customers is of paramount importance; Vodacom has created specific digital solutions to support businesses as they navigate their return to work.
[Column] Agnes Kalibata, Tony Blair: Building food security during the pandemic
19-05-2020 | 06:41:00
Every year, some nine million people worldwide – equivalent to the population of Austria – die of hunger or hunger-related diseases.
[Column] Cathy Smith: Why I am resolute in my afro-optimism despite the continent’s challenges
19-05-2020 | 06:38:03
It is becoming clear that most – if not all – our major social, economic and political decisions over the next few years will be made through the prism of the coronavirus and the ripple effects of the pandemic.
Telkom Kenya partners with Valentis Health to launch subsidized telemedicine services
19-05-2020 | 06:35:00
Telkom Kenya customers will now have convenient and subsidised access to medical consultations through its partnership with Valentis Health, a doctor-founded healthcare service providing telemedicine.
FAO needs $350 million to avert rising hunger as countries reel from COVID-19 pandemic’s impact
19-05-2020 | 06:01:00
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking $350 million to scale up hunger-fighting and livelihoods-boosting activities in food crisis contexts where COVID-19's impact could be devastating.
[South Africa] Heroes On Bike providing bicycles for essential worker during COVID-19
18-05-2020 | 07:36:00
Khaltsha Cycles and Avalanche Bicycle Company have come together to launch the Heroes on Bikes campaign to raise funds towards supporting essential workers.
Sandile Buthelezi appointed Director-General, Department of Health, South Africa
15-05-2020 | 12:46:00
The South African Department of Health has announced the appointment of Dr Sandile Buthelezi as its Director-General.
COVID-19 poses formidable threat for fragile states in Middle East, North Africa, IMF
15-05-2020 | 09:39:00
COVID-19 will trigger a sharp drop in household incomes in Middle East and North African (MENA) countries that are fragile and in conflict situations, such as Afghanistan, Djibouti, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, and Somalia.
COVID-19 to slash global economic output by $8.5 trillion over next two years, WESP
14-05-2020 | 09:35:00
Against the backdrop of a devastating pandemic, the global economy is projected to contract sharply by 3.2 per cent this year, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) mid-2020 report.
[Column] Risha Isaac: How companies can restore employees confidence through health benefits
13-05-2020 | 07:08:00
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, it has become even more critical for organizations to properly manage the impact of a disaster.
Norway commits $3 million to Sub Saharan Africa’s Covid-19 fight
13-05-2020 | 07:04:17
Norway has pledged to do more to assist these countries strengthen their health systems and assist vulnerable people,’ said Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein.
South Africa reports outbreak of African Swine Fever in Eastern Cape
12-05-2020 | 09:36:53
The South African Minister for Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development announced the outbreak of African Swine Fever at Amathole District Municipality in Eastern Cape.
Cigna Corporation appoints Jerome Droesch CEO for MEA region
12-05-2020 | 07:36:00
Cigna Corporation, a global health services company, has appointed Jerome Droesch as Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
Germany, WFP collaborate to build resilient communities in Mali
11-05-2020 | 11:20:00
Germany has reaffirmed its commitment to the long-term improvement of livelihoods and food security in Mali through an EUR 11 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme’s life-changing activities in the country.
Liquid Telecom installs free Wifi at COVID-19 quarantine centres in Zambia
05-05-2020 | 12:04:00
Liquid Telecom Zambia is supporting the Ministry of Health with free internet connectivity at COVID-19 quarantine centres.
Schools remain locked for more than 127 million children in Eastern, Southern Africa, UNICEF
05-05-2020 | 09:31:00
More than 127 million pre-primary, primary, and secondary school students in Eastern and Southern Africa, who are supposed to return to school this week, remain at home, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
World Bank approves $100 million to improve governance for service delivery in Malawi
05-05-2020 | 07:53:00
The World Bank approved a $100 million grant for the Malawi Governance to Enable Service Delivery Project with the objective of strengthening Local Authorities’ institutional performance, responsiveness to citizens, and management of resources.
[Kenya] Safaricom to provide communication support to front-line health care workers, MOH
04-05-2020 | 15:37:00
Safaricom will provide communication resources equivalent to 195 terabytes of data, 10 million voice call minutes and 33 million SMSs to critical Government healthcare workers for the next three months.
TikTok contributes $10 million to support lower-income countries in Africa fight COVID-19
01-05-2020 | 10:26:00
TikTok will contribute US$ 10 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to support Gavi’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in lower-income countries in Africa.
UNESCO, agencies issue new guidelines to provide road-map for safe reopening of schools
30-04-2020 | 13:56:00
UNESCO, UNICEF, WFP and the World Bank issued new guidelines on the safe reopening of schools amidst ongoing closures affecting nearly 1.3 billion students worldwide.
African Union receives third COVID-19 consignment from Jack Ma Foundation
30-04-2020 | 12:05:00
The African Union Member States will soon receive further medical supplies for their COVID-19 response after the arrival of the third batch from the Jack Ma Foundation.
EAC strengthens international airports staff capacity for prevention, detection of COVID-19
30-04-2020 | 11:37:00
The EAC Secretariat, CASSOA and AMREF Flying Doctors will offer emergency COVID-19 intervention trainings for staff at the 8 international airports in the 6 EAC Partner States.
Oxfam, partners raise alarm over Somali remittance lifeline
30-04-2020 | 09:17:00
Oxfam International, together with over 100 NGOs, activists, and academics, raised an alarm regarding the plummeting Somali remittances amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Coca-Cola donates over Ksh 30 million towards Covid-19 sensitization and relief in Kenya
30-04-2020 | 07:15:00
The Coca-Cola Foundation, the Coca-Cola Franchise in Kenya and its bottling partner Coca-Cola Beverages Africa have contributed over Kshs 30 million worth of support in Covid-19 sensitization and relief in Kenya.
Togo receives $8.1 million from World Bank to combat coronavirus
30-04-2020 | 06:45:00
The World Bank approved $8.1 million in financing from the International Development Association (IDA) to help Togo combat COVID-19 (coronavirus) and better respond to public health emergencies.
COVID-19 dampens Kenya’s economic outlook as government scales up safety net measures
29-04-2020 | 10:32:14
Kenya’s gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to decelerate substantially in 2020 due to the negative impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
WFP receives funding from Japan to treat child malnutrition in Central and West Darfur, Sudan
29-04-2020 | 09:39:00
The United Nations World Food Programme in Sudan received a contribution of US$1 million from Japan, for the treatment of acute malnutrition of 127,000 infants, mothers and pregnant women in Central and West Darfur states.
World Bank approves $273 million for West Africa to facilitate access to services for people
29-04-2020 | 06:51:00
The World Bank approved $273 million for Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger to facilitate access to services for millions of people through the West Africa Unique Identification for Regional Integration and Inclusion (WURI) Program.
1.5 million South African workers set to return to work in May
28-04-2020 | 07:22:00
About 1.5 million more South Africans will from 1 May return to work as government begins to lift a fraction of COVID-19 lockdown regulations.
Zimbabwe government partners with Liquid Telecom to establish COVID-19 toll-free helpline
28-04-2020 | 06:56:00
Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe has provided financial support, expertise and technology for a dedicated national toll-free ‘2023’ helpline and call centre recently launched by H.E President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Pan-African Parliament welcomes Africa's response to COVID-19
27-04-2020 | 14:22:00
The international health crisis caused by COVID-19 is unprecedented. Like the whole world, African countries have mobilized to face it and win this health war.
UN sets up Africa regional knowledge hub to fight COVID-19
27-04-2020 | 14:07:00
the United Nations is spearheading a digital hub to house information and knowledge resources to assist crucial development system partners in fighting the pandemic in Africa.
COVID-19 will double number of people facing food crises unless swift action is taken, WFP
27-04-2020 | 07:06:00
The COVID-19 pandemic could almost double the number of people suffering acute hunger, pushing it to more than a quarter of a billion by the end of 2020, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warns.
Kenya sends 3000 bouquets of flowers to UK amid COVID-19
25-04-2020 | 11:00:00
Kenya has sent over 300 bouquets of flowers to London, United Kingdom in a show of solidarity with a country that remains its prime floriculture market amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Facebook expands Coronavirus Information Center to 24 more African countries
24-04-2020 | 19:12:00
Facebook is expanding its Coronavirus Information Center to 24 more countries in Africa as part of its ongoing commitment to empowering people around the world with timely and accurate news.
Afreximbank grants $3-Million for COVID-19 response in Africa
24-04-2020 | 12:08:00
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced a $3-million grant to complement continental efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
[Column] Nelson Maina: Kenya should support first-line COVID 19 teams
24-04-2020 | 09:15:00
As Kenya doubles efforts to contain the spread of Corona virus that is increasingly shutting down the world, personnel in the medical and security dockets are arguably our first lines of defence.
WHO urges countries to move quickly to save lives from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa
24-04-2020 | 07:17:00
Severe disruptions to insecticide-treated net campaigns and in access to antimalarial medicines could lead to a doubling in the number of malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa this year compared to 2018, according WHO.
African Asset Finance Company receives $30 million from share offering to expand equipment leasing contracts in Africa
23-04-2020 | 15:09:00
African Asset Finance Company Inc. has announced the final close of a $30 million redeemable preferred share offering, led by Roha II LP. The financing was completed in two equal tranches.
Naspers delivers first shipment of PPE for healthcare workers in South Africa
23-04-2020 | 14:22:00
Naspers' first shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) has arrived in South Africa, following the company’s commitment of R 1,5 billion in emergency aid to the country.
Sasol, AngloGold Ashanti, Imperial partner to provide sanitisers to Gauteng hospitals in South Africa
23-04-2020 | 11:52:00
Sasol, AngloGold Ashanti and Imperial have partnered to protect frontline medical staff and patients at four major Gauteng state hospitals by providing bulk supplies of hand sanitizers.
Ethiopian finalizes distribution of Jack Ma’s 2nd round donation to Africa
23-04-2020 | 06:36:00
Ethiopian Airlines completed the flight and delivery of the second round shipments of life saving medical supplies to fight COVID-19 donated by Jack Ma to all African countries.
Ethiopian deploys advanced Pharma Wing in the global fight against COVID-19
22-04-2020 | 13:56:00
Ethiopian has been deploying its massive cargo capacity to facilitate the flow of essential cargo such as medical supplies wherever they are needed, in response to the growing demand for air cargo services following the spread of COVID- 19.
Gabon signs Treaty for establishment of African Medicine Agency
22-04-2020 | 08:48:00
The Republic of Gabon signed the Treaty for the establishment of the African Medicine Agency (AMA), bringing the number of AU Member countries that have signed the AMA Treaty to sixteen.
Sanlam donates $2.3 million to support the fight against COVID-I9 pandemic in Africa
22-04-2020 | 08:09:00
Sanlam is donating US$2.3 million to support various initiatives to fight against the spread of the Coronavirus in all the markets that mirrors its business footprint both in Africa and other international markets where it operates.
OPEC Fund approves more than $390m for operations in developing countries
21-04-2020 | 14:23:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development has approved more than US$390 million of new funding to support operations in developing countries across the globe.
Flour Mills of Nigeria contributes N2 billion to help the country fight against COVID-19
21-04-2020 | 09:15:00
The Flour Mills of Nigeria has contributed N2 billion across the country in the fight against COVID-19. This money is made up of N1 billion in cash and another N1 billion in food relief materials and medical equipment.
ECA, GPSDD unveil initiative to strengthen Africa’s data ecosystems in the face of COVID-19
20-04-2020 | 14:13:00
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) have unveiled an initiative to strengthen Africa’s data ecosystems in the face of COVID-19.
World Bank Group, IMF mobilize partners in the fight against COVID-19 in Africa
20-04-2020 | 13:46:00
The World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund convened African leaders, bilateral partners, and multilateral institutions to spur faster action on COVID-19 response in African countries.
[Column] Atsuko Toda, Martin Fregene: Mitigating COVID-19’s impact on Africa’s food systems
17-04-2020 | 15:35:00
We are facing great uncertainty on the African continent. The global spread of COVID-19 and the rising number of coronavirus cases in Africa are fueling anxiety about negative economic growth.
EAC deploys mobile laboratories and testing kits to all Partner States
17-04-2020 | 12:28:00
The East African Community (EAC) under the Mobile Laboratory Project has deployed nine mobile laboratories and Coronavirus test kits to all Partner States.
Kemin Industries, Pacific GeneTech partner to bring Salmonella vaccine to poultry farming
17-04-2020 | 11:33:00
Kemin Industries has signed an exclusive agreement with Pacific GeneTech to license PGT's Salmonella vaccine for poultry.
UNICEF provides vital supplies for Nigeria’s COVID-19 response
17-04-2020 | 11:21:00
UNICEF received a delivery of vital health supplies to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria on a flight funded by the Maersk Division APM Terminals.
FAO, African Union, partners commit to safeguarding food security amid corona crisis
17-04-2020 | 07:36:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the African Union (AU) and international partners described the food and agriculture system as an essential service that must continue to operate.
[South Africa] Standard Bank launches COVID-19 chatbot
17-04-2020 | 06:31:00
The Standard Bank South Africa has launched a chatbot on WhatsApp to keep its customers up to date with its services, debt relief offerings and other important information relevant during this COVID-19 period.
[South Africa] Vodacom to spend over R500 million in two months, add network capacity during national state of disaster
16-04-2020 | 14:03:00
Vodacom South Africa will spend over R500 million over a two-month period to add network capacity and increase network resilience during the lockdown period and to help cope with any possible load shedding.
Agriculture Ministry, NEMA partner to deliver food to vulnerable citizens amid COVID-19 crisis in Nigeria
16-04-2020 | 07:55:00
Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture has collaborated with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for seamless lifting exercise of the grains from designated 6 Silos for delivery to Nigerians.
World Bank approves $37 million support for COVID-19 response in Malawi
16-04-2020 | 07:00:00
The World Bank approved $7 million in immediate funding to support Malawi’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic under a new Malawi COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness project.
Niger to receive $13.95 million from World Bank for COVID-19 response
16-04-2020 | 06:53:00
The World Bank approved a $13.95 million to prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness in Niger.
Economic impact of COVID-19 on African cities likely to be acute through a sharp decline in productivity, jobs and revenues, ECA
15-04-2020 | 14:01:00
As part of its analysis to inform COVID-19 policy responses, the ECA is calling for adequate consideration of the vulnerability of city economies.
Ghana launches COVID-19 tracker app
15-04-2020 | 13:49:48
Ghana has launced GH COVID-19 Tracker, an app that will be used to track COVID-19 cases in the country.
IOM launches COVID-19 strategic preparedness, response plan for East and Horn of Africa 
15-04-2020 | 13:31:00
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Regional Office for the East and Horn of Africa has launched a Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan COVID-19 appeal for USD 71.6 million.
MTN announces $14 million relief package to tackle covid-19 across its operations
15-04-2020 | 11:43:00
MTN Group has announced details of its R250 million, approximately $14 million, relief package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Facebook launches Coronavirus Information Center in 17 African countries
15-04-2020 | 08:22:00
Facebook is expanding its Coronavirus Information Center to 17 more countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
[Column] Stefan Nalletamby: COVID-19 bolsters case for technology-based economic resilience
15-04-2020 | 08:19:23
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact globally, the African continent, while less affected, is preparing to undergo its own severe social and economic crisis.
World Bank approves $25.8 million to support Mali’s response to COVID-19
15-04-2020 | 06:32:00
The World Bank approved a $25.8 million International Development Association (IDA) 50 % grant and 50% credit to support Mali’s response to Covid-19.
Burundi to strengthen national health system, preparedness in the face of COVID- 19
15-04-2020 | 06:24:00
The World Bank approved a $5 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness in Burundi.
Africa CDC, UNDP partner to strengthen Africa’s response to COVID-19
14-04-2020 | 13:31:00
The African Union Commission through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have jointly designed a program to support on-going efforts in Africa.
African Development Bank approves $10 million equity in Razorite Healthcare Fund for Africa
14-04-2020 | 13:17:00
The African Development Bank approved a $10-million equity investment in Razorite Healthcare Africa Fund 1 to help improve healthcare infrastructure delivery across the continent.
First UN solidarity flight to depart Addis Ababa carrying vital COVID-19 medical supplies to all African Nations
14-04-2020 | 12:57:31
The first United Nations “Solidarity Flight” is scheduled to leave Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to transport vital medical cargo to all countries in Africa, where supplies are desperately needed to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Jumia donates 100,000 masks to support Community Health Workers fight COVID-19 in Kenya
09-04-2020 | 13:38:00
Leading eCommerce platform Jumia donated 100,000 masks to Kenya's Ministry of Health to support community health workers, who are on the front line responding to suspected and confirmed cases of COVID19
World Bank approves $14.25 million in support of Rwanda's response to COVID-19
09-04-2020 | 10:34:00
The World Bank approved $14.25 million International Development Association (IDA) credit in immediate funding to support Rwanda’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic
African Development Bank unveils $10 billion Response Facility to curb COVID-19
09-04-2020 | 07:48:00
The African Development Bank announced the creation of the COVID-19 Response Facility to assist regional member countries in fighting the pandemic.
SAA Cargo uses passenger aircraft to transport essential cargo during lockdown in South Africa
09-04-2020 | 07:16:19
The Cargo division of South African Airways, SAA Cargo, has for the first time in its history operated a passenger aircraft for a pure cargo uplift.
COVID-19 drives Sub-Saharan Africa towards first recession in 25 years, World Bank
09-04-2020 | 06:56:00
Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been significantly impacted by the coronavirus outbreak and is forecast to fall sharply from 2.4% in 2019 to -2.1 to -5.1% in 2020, the first recession in the region over the past 25 years, according to the World Bank.
Ilara Health equips Kenyan clinics and pharmacies to fight Covid-19
07-04-2020 | 11:16:40
Ilara Health, a health tech company has launched a readiness package that will allow Kenyan peri-urban clinics and pharmacies to be the first line of defense against the COVID-19 pandemic.
IMF approves $109.4 million disbursement to address COVID-19 pandemic in Rwanda
06-04-2020 | 09:48:00
The the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the disbursement of $109.4 million to be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) to meet Rwanda’s urgent balance of payment needs stemming from the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
African Development Bank first social bond lists on London Stock Exchange
06-04-2020 | 09:18:00
The African Development Bank’s “Fight Covid-19” social bond, the largest social bond to date to be issued in the capital markets, listed on London Stock Exchange and is now available through its Sustainable Bond Market.
DRC to receive $47 million from World Bank to fight the Coronavirus pandemic
06-04-2020 | 09:07:00
The World Bank Group approved $47 million in financing from the International Development Association (IDA) to fund the emergency response to the COVID-19 epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
[Corona Stats] 6 April: Positive news from almost all severely affected countries
06-04-2020 | 08:57:00
Encouraging news regarding the corona crisis is coming from almost all of the hard-hit countries. In Italy, at the height of the crisis, 15 days ago, 6557 new corona infections were registered, which was 4316 yesterday
World Bank approves $20 million for Senegal to fight COVID-19
06-04-2020 | 08:46:00
The World Bank approved a $20 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to support Senegal in its response to the threat of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Sierra Leone to receive $7.5 million from World Bank for COVID-19 response
06-04-2020 | 08:36:00
The World Bank approved a $7.5 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to help Sierra Leone respond to the threat posed by the coronavirus outbreak.
[Column] Shabir Ahmed: Mining sector to fast track automation amid Covid-19
03-04-2020 | 09:26:00
Mining companies have been affected by COVID-19 outbreaks, and global restrictions to encourage social distancing have meant that mining projects have either slowed or been put on hold until further notice.
GIPC donates to Ghana health workers in Coronavirus fight
03-04-2020 | 06:54:00
The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) in support of the country’s fight against the deadly COVID-19 Pandemic, has donated over 3,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Healthcare sector.