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APO Group – Africa Newsroom / Press release | Coronavirus

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ACTING Launches African Gas 2021 Report, Forecasts Rapid Growth of Gas-to-Power

ACTING Launches African Gas 2021 Report, Forecasts Rapid Growth of Gas-to-PowerACTING’s inaugural report offers most comprehensive resource on Sub-Saharan Africa’s natural gas market trends; Africa to witness increase localization and regionalization of LNG trade on the back of AfCTFA and competitive gas prices; Domestic gas monetization enters a new era of growth in West and East Africa, supported by significant gas-to-power capacity addition; African gas is entering a true decade of diversification with small-scale LNG (Nigeria, South Africa), coal-bed methane (Botswana, South Africa) and helium (Tanzania, South Africa) developments taking shape. The African Coalition for Trade & Investment in Natural Gas (ACTING) is pleased to announce the release and publication of its inaugural “State of Play: African Gas” report, providing the most comprehensive resource on Sub-Saharan Africa’s natural gas markets. As several African nations seek to increase the consumption and monetization of natural gas across their economies, the ACTING report highlights that the continent remains one the lowest consumer of […]

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 7 February 2021, 9 am EAT

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 7 February 2021, 9 am EATAfrica Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,656,459), deaths (94,725) and recoveries (3,164,456) by region: Central (91,510 cases; 1,639 deaths; 76,595 recoveries): Burundi (1,717; 2; 1,155), Cameroon (31,394; 474; 29,501), CAR (4,995; 63; 4,908), Chad (3,473; 125; 2,849), Congo (8,060; 122; 5,860), DRC (23,485; 679; 15,107), Equatorial Guinea (5,578; 86; 5,358), Gabon (11,457; 71; 10,797), Sao Tome and Principe (1,351; 17; 1,060) Eastern (368,957; 6,992; 295,357): Comoros (3,086; 108; 2,334), Djibouti (5,941; 63; 5,852), Eritrea (2,326; 7; 1,719), Ethiopia (141,453; 2,145; 125,531), Kenya (101,690; 1,776; 84,302), Madagascar (19,065; 281; 18,215), Mauritius (584; 10; 540), Rwanda (16,337; 217; 12,047), Seychelles (1,436; 6; 1,113), Somalia (4,854; 134; 3,720), South Sudan (4,355; 66; 3,663), Sudan (27,500; 1,831; 21,794), Tanzania** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (39,821; 327; 14,349) Northern (1,108,734; 30,427; 952,698): Algeria (108,760; 2,911; 74,508), Egypt (169,106; 9,604; 132,054), Libya (122,894; 1,936; 103,312), Mauritania (16,792; 425; 15,985), Morocco (474,966; 8,381; 453,921), Sahrawi Arab […]

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Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 6 February 2021, 9 am EAT

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 6 February 2021, 9 am EATAfrica Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,642,975), deaths (94,196) and recoveries (3,149,657) by region: Central (90,267 cases; 1,637 deaths; 75,639 recoveries): Burundi (1,698; 2; 1,155), Cameroon (30,313; 474; 28,606), CAR (4,994; 63; 4,908), Chad (3,450; 124; 2,810), Congo (8,060; 122; 5,860), DRC (23,371; 678; 15,085), Equatorial Guinea (5,578; 86; 5,358), Gabon (11,457; 71; 10,797), Sao Tome and Principe (1,346; 17; 1,060) Eastern (367,776; 6,973; 294,512): Comoros (3,001; 105; 2,246), Djibouti (5,941; 63; 5,849), Eritrea (2,326; 7; 1,719), Ethiopia (140,883; 2,136; 125,241), Kenya (101,534; 1,776; 84,268), Madagascar (19,065; 281; 18,215), Mauritius (584; 10; 540), Rwanda (16,186; 213; 11,617), Seychelles (1,289; 5; 1,113), Somalia (4,814; 132; 3,720), South Sudan (4,355; 66; 3,663), Sudan (27,500; 1,831; 21,794), Tanzania** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (39,789; 327; 14,349) Northern (1,106,336; 30,305; 949,698): Algeria (108,537; 2,911; 74,330), Egypt (168,597; 9,560; 131,632), Libya (122,894; 1,936; 103,312), Mauritania (16,777; 425; 15,946), Morocco (474,379; 8,368; 453,302), Sahrawi Arab […]

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Merck Foundation and African First Ladies to transform and advance cancer care sector in Africa

Merck Foundation and African First Ladies to transform and advance cancer care sector in AfricaMerck Foundation (Merck-Foundation.com) marks World Cancer Day together with Africa First Ladies and Ministries of Health through building cancer care and increase the limited number of oncologists in their countries; Merck Foundation to make history in Africa by training the first African oncologists and cancer care teams in The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Liberia, Guinea Conakry, Central African Republic, Chad, and Niger; Merck Foundation together with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health build cancer care capacity in Africa by providing One-, two- and three-years fellowship, master degree, and Diploma programs for 70 African doctors from 24  Countries to be first trained oncologists and first multidisciplinary cancer care teams in their countries. Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health, mark ‘World Cancer Day 2021’ themed ‘I am and I will’ through their Cancer Access Program to build cancer care capacity […]

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Coronavirus – Ghana: WHO Assures Government of Ghana of UN’s Continuous Collaboration in the fight against COVID-19

Coronavirus – Ghana: WHO Assures Government of Ghana of UN’s Continuous Collaboration in the fight against COVID-19The Acting Country Representative for WHO in Ghana, Dr. Neema Kimambo has reiterated the UN Family continued support and collaboration of the Government of Ghana in the phase of increasing COVID-19 infections. In a speech read on her behalf at a brief ceremony to hand over some medical equipment and supplies, Dr. Kimambo said since March 12, 2020 when Ghana recorded its first COVID-19 cases, the United Nations’ WHO together with its Health Partners have supported in capacity building efforts, the provision of logistics as well as technical assistance in coordinating the overall response in Ghana. She added that, to date, WHO has supported the training of about 600 contact tracers. The latest donation of 4,970 Gene Expert Cartridges, 15,000 pieces of KN 95 Respirator Masks, 32 Patient Monitors and number of Sheilds, Examination Gloves, Goggles, Gowns, Medical Masks, was with support from the World Bank Pandemic Emergency Fund – […]

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Trobexis chooses MDXi to deploy Applications in West Africa on Azure Stack

Trobexis chooses MDXi to deploy Applications in West Africa on Azure StackDownload logo MDXi (www.MDX-i.com), a MainOne company is the largest commercial data center in West Africa offering enterprise-grade colocation and cloud services across the region. The company launched its operation in 2015 and currently provides colocation and Cloud services to a mix of the leading Banks and International Oil companies in Nigeria. Recently, Trobexis an international logistic management solution company chose MDXi to deploy their solution for an international oil & gas company in Nigeria. “We chose MDXi as our infrastructure partner because of the company’s regional footprint and competitive pricing! A key differentiator is MainOne’s presence in various West African countries and the opportunity to build a long-term strategic partnership.” said Jonathon Tilsley, Director Trobexis PTY Ltd., Head Strategic Partnership Opportunities, EMEA. Trobexis PTY Ltd. currently leverages the Azure Stack at MDXi to provide their Enterprise Workforce Logistics Management System application, TrobexisOne, to an International Oil Company with stringent data […]

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The Rockefeller Foundation Commits Nearly USD 35 Million To Covid-19 Response Efforts In Africa

The Rockefeller Foundation Commits Nearly USD 35 Million To Covid-19 Response Efforts In Africa The Rockefeller Foundation announces an initial USD 34.95 million to ensure more equitable access to Covid-19 testing and vaccines; leverage innovation, data, machine-learning; combat the escalating food crisis; and scale up access to renewable energy in Africa. Collaborating with 24 organizations, businesses, and government agencies, this pan-African effort will also focus on 10 countries: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The announcement comes 100 days after the Foundation’s landmark commitment of USD 1 billion over three years to help end the Covid-19 pandemic and drive a more inclusive and sustainable global recovery. “Since The Rockefeller Foundation first opened its Africa Regional Office in Nairobi in 1966, the region has remained a top priority for us,” said Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President of The Rockefeller Foundation. “With this initial round of funding, we are beginning to deliver on our billion-dollar pledge to help end the Covid-19 pandemic in […]

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The Rockefeller Foundation Commits Nearly USD 35 Million To Covid-19 Response Efforts In Africa

The Rockefeller Foundation Commits Nearly USD 35 Million To Covid-19 Response Efforts In Africa The Rockefeller Foundation announces an initial USD 34.95 million to ensure more equitable access to Covid-19 testing and vaccines; leverage innovation, data, machine-learning; combat the escalating food crisis; and scale up access to renewable energy in Africa. Collaborating with 24 organizations, businesses, and government agencies, this pan-African effort will also focus on 10 countries: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The announcement comes 100 days after the Foundation’s landmark commitment of USD 1 billion over three years to help end the Covid-19 pandemic and drive a more inclusive and sustainable global recovery. “Since The Rockefeller Foundation first opened its Africa Regional Office in Nairobi in 1966, the region has remained a top priority for us,” said Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President of The Rockefeller Foundation. “With this initial round of funding, we are beginning to deliver on our billion-dollar pledge to help end the Covid-19 pandemic in […]

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Coronavirus – Ghana: The Government of China supports in strengthening COVID-19 Response in Ghana

Coronavirus – Ghana: The Government of China supports in strengthening COVID-19 Response in GhanaSince the emergence of COVID-19 in December 2019, over 216 countries and territories have been affected globally. Like a raging fire, COVID-19 has left in its trail over a million deaths and 50 million infections worldwide. Ghana has had its share of this global pandemic, with a little over 49,000 confirmed cases and 320 deaths as at November 9, 2020. When Ghana recorded its first two cases on March 12, 2020, the Government of Ghana quickly activated a multi-sectoral response strategy to tackle and control the situation. For the purposes of understanding the trajectory of the disease locally and inform policy decisions, the government embarked on enhanced contact tracing and testing. This meant that the availability of sample collection kits, laboratory reagents and needed testing equipment sensitive to detect the coronavirus and aid in diagnosis was critical to the success of this implementation. The WHO through funds provided by the […]

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A Web Platform for Loans and Credit Launches in Ghana

A Web Platform for Loans and Credit Launches in GhanaBy Mike Nyamadi There is no doubt that access to loan in Ghana is still a problem even in a time like this when Ghanaians have employed information and communication technology to solve myriads of limitations to socio-economic growth and development caused by low financial inclusion and accessibility in the country in order to enjoy the full benefits of financial sector of the economy. Despite these measures, digital finance and financial inclusion in Ghana have not adequately accommodated a vast segment of the population which suggests an existing gap between the availability of finance, its accessibility and use by the good people of Ghana. One area where loan access issue is quite challenging and in need of increased attention (even among mainstream banks/financial institutions) is the high level of non-comprehensive digital financial inclusion, financial data inclusion and digital financing. It is is in this light that Loanspot Ghana has provided […]

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A Web Platform for Loans and Credit Launches in Ghana

A Web Platform for Loans and Credit Launches in GhanaBy Mike Nyamadi There is no doubt that access to loan in Ghana is still a problem even in a time like this when Ghanaians have employed information and communication technology to solve myriads of limitations to socio-economic growth and development caused by low financial inclusion and accessibility in the country in order to enjoy the full benefits of financial sector of the economy. Despite these measures, digital finance and financial inclusion in Ghana have not adequately accommodated a vast segment of the population which suggests an existing gap between the availability of finance, its accessibility and use by the good people of Ghana. One area where loan access issue is quite challenging and in need of increased attention (even among mainstream banks/financial institutions) is the high level of non-comprehensive digital financial inclusion, financial data inclusion and digital financing. It is is in this light that Loanspot Ghana has provided […]

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World NTD Day: Africa says No to Neglected Tropical Diseases

World NTD Day: Africa says No to Neglected Tropical Diseases On the second ever World NTD Day, spearheaded by policy and advocacy action tank Speak Up Africa, high-level stakeholders, private and civil society organizations, artists and the media united to say No to Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). First launched in 2020, World NTD Day was introduced to mark the global fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases, a group of diseases that affect more than 1.5 billion people globally. Approximately one third of those live in Africa. To mark the occasion, the No to NTDs Civil Society Network coordinated iconic landmarks across Senegal, Niger, Guinea and Benin to shine orange and violet, the World NTD Day campaign colors, for the day to highlight the importance of all countries working together to fight NTDs. The Monument de la Renaissance in Senegal, the Place de la Concertation in Niger, the Monument du 22 Novembre in Guinea and the Etoile Rouge in Benin are among the many […]

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Ghana to vaccinate 17m people, says Akufo-Addo

Ghana  is on course to get at least 17.6 million people vaccinated against COVID-19 pandemic by the end of June, President Nana Akufo-Addo has said. In a televised speech late Sunday, he said the government is working with bilateral and multilateral partners to achieve its aim to vaccinate the entire population. “I indicated our intention
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Suriname Oil Discoveries are Cause for Celebration, but Only If We Apply Proven Lessons to Make it Work for Everyone (By Clarence Seedorf and NJ Ayuk)

Suriname Oil Discoveries are Cause for Celebration, but Only If We Apply Proven Lessons to Make it Work for Everyone (By Clarence Seedorf and NJ Ayuk)By Clarence Seedorf (Chair, Black Impact Foundation) and NJ Ayuk (Chair, African Energy Chamber [www.EnergyChamber.org]) There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has sent global energy markets reeling. Oil and gas has undeniably been one of the hardest-hit industries, with prices still struggling to rebound from the collapse in demand during the first quarter of 2020. Coupled with increasing concerns about climate change and its effect on conventional energy production, it seems difficult to find a bright spot.  But there is one, and it’s Suriname. In the year since news reports first began describing a novel coronavirus in China, the resource-rich waters off the South American nation have become the target for increased drilling activity, and a growing number of producers are taking a chance on the region’s potential. Last April, for example, Apache Corporation and Total reported a significant oil offshore discovery. The successful Sapakara West-1 well was actually […]

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Ghana reimposes ban on social gatherings as COVID-19 cases climb

Ghana has reimposed a ban on social gatherings as the number of Covid-19 cases spiral in the country, the president, Nana Akufo-Addo, announced Sunday. Schools reopened in January after a 10-month closure, but President Nana Akufo-Addo said a return to stricter measures was needed. “Until further notice, funerals, weddings, concerts, theatrical performances, and parties are
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Ghana’s revered leader, Rawlings, buried with military honours

Former Ghanaian President, Jerry John Rawlings, was buried with full military honours on Wednesday after a state funeral attended by representatives of world leaders. Rawlings, who died in November aged 73, held power for two decades in Ghana, first as military ruler and later as elected president. He was buried in a coffin draped in
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