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Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 20, 2021, 9 a.m. ET

Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (March 19, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,158,923), deaths (109,444) and recoveries (3,667,946) by region: Central (114,426 cases; 1,911 deaths; 100,654 recoveries): Burundi (2563; 3; 1.155), Cameroon (38.988; 588; 34.887), RCA (5.075; 64; 4.938), Chad (4.380; 157; 3.864), Congo (9.564; 134; 7.898), DRC (27.356 ; 726; 24,361), Equatorial Guinea (6,666; 100; 6,121), Gabon (17,711; 106; 15,495), Sao Tome and Principe (2,123; 33; 1,935) Is (455,106; 8,275; 342,619): Comoros (3,665; 146; 3,471), Djibouti (6,501; 63; 6,040), Eritrea (3,118; 7; 2,865), Ethiopia (183,863; 2,618; 145,687), Kenya (118,889; 1954; 89,388), Madagascar (22,113; 340); 20,851), Mauritius (803; 10; 590), Rwanda (20,681; 287; 19,143), Seychelles (3,616; 16; 3,055), Somalia (9,925; 414; 4,420), South Sudan ( 9,809; 106; 8,215), Sudan (30,989; 1,959; 23,583), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,625; 334; 15,133) North (1,222,852; 34,766; 1,073,689): Algeria (124,970; 3,053; 80,515), Egypt (194,127; 11,512; 149,256), Libya (150,341; 2,487; 137,073), Mauritania (17,570; 446; 16,863), Morocco (491 019; […]

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A New Frontier in Global Health: How a Historic Public-Private Partnership in Global Health Continues to Break New Paths

A New Frontier in Global Health: How a Historic Public-Private Partnership in Global Health Continues to Break New PathsRWANDA, Kigali, March 19, 2021 – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – On behalf of the END Fund, the African Media Agency is pleased to invite you to join a webinar to discuss “A New Frontier in global health: how a historic public private partnership in global health continues to break new ground ”. Join us on World Water Day, March 22, as the END Fund welcomes Rwanda’s Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Ngamije, and leaders from the pharmaceutical companies Johnson & Johnson and Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany, and World Vision in a conversation that explores the importance of privacy. public partnerships to tackle the world’s most widespread problems. For decades, drug companies have donated billions of dollars in drugs to address neglected diseases around the world. This panel will share insights from Rwanda’s experience in this partnership, where the government’s continued progressive leadership has been met with the […]

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Announcement of the winners of the 8th edition of the Sankalp Africa Summit Awards

Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 update (March 15, 2021)Sankalp Forum (www.SankalpForum.com), an initiative of Intellecap hosted its 8e Sankalp Africa Summit Edition, in a virtual format, from the 2nd to 4e March 2021, one of Africa’s largest inclusive networking platforms, focused on entrepreneurship and impact investing ecosystem Highlights of the summit included the award of the top three most innovative young entrepreneurs in Africa and the sharing of industry knowledge on rebuilding a resilient and universally accessible health system capable of detecting, evaluating and to report quickly; rebuild robust local institutions in Africa to achieve levels of global competitiveness after Covid-19, and eliminate social and economic injustices to improve fairness among humans. Each year, the Summit recognizes and rewards high impact companies in the Africa region that are eager to address key development challenges. The finalists have the opportunity to present their companies to a jury made up of eminent business leaders and investors. This year’s finalists were […]

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Coronavirus: Rwanda vaccinates refugees, asylum seekers

Coronavirus: Rwanda vaccinates refugees, asylum seekersAs the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the lives and rights of refugees, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) hailed the Rwandan government vaccination last week of 416 refugees – one of the first African countries to do so. Almost a year since the first case of COVID-19 recorded in the country and as part of Rwanda’s national vaccination campaign, the Rwandan Ministry of Health has vaccinated 224 refugees residing in the center of the transit mechanism of Emergency (ETM) in Gashora and 192 refugees in six refugee camps working on the front lines of the pandemic as community health workers and cleaners or security guards in refugee camp clinics. UNHCR said in a statement that some 230,000 people in Rwanda had been vaccinated against COVID-19, a week after the start of a nationwide campaign. “We welcome the inclusion of refugees by Rwanda in its response to the pandemic,” said […]

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Coronavirus: Rwanda vaccinates refugees and asylum seekers against COVID-19

Coronavirus: Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio Engages Development Partners and Diplomatic Community on COVID-19 Vaccination Deployment StrategiesAs the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the lives and rights of refugees, UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, welcomes the Rwandan government’s vaccination this week against 416 refugees – one of first countries in Africa to do so. Almost a year since the first case of COVID-19 recorded in the country and as part of Rwanda’s national vaccination campaign, the Rwandan Ministry of Health has vaccinated 224 refugees residing in the center of the transit mechanism of Emergency (ETM) in Gashora and 192 refugees in six refugee camps working on the front lines of the pandemic as community health workers and cleaners or security guards in refugee camp clinics. Some 230,000 people in Rwanda have been vaccinated against COVID-19, a week after the start of a nationwide campaign. “We welcome the inclusion of refugees by Rwanda in its response to the pandemic,” said Clementine Nkweta-Salami, director of UNHCR’s regional […]

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African Publishing Innovation Fund to improve access to education, books and literacy for 11 million young Africans

African Publishing Innovation Fund to improve access to education, books and literacy for 11 million young AfricansDUBAI, United Emirates, March 10, 2021 – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – The African Publishing Innovation Fund (APIF) – a grant program co-led by the United Arab Emirates-based global philanthropic organization Dubai Cares and implemented by International Publishers Association (IPA): Has chosen five projects in Africa to receive USD 170,000 in funding in 2021. The APIF Committee, chaired by IPA President Bodour Al Qasimi, selected the winners from 311 applications received from 26 countries Africans. This is the second iteration of the grant program, which is funded by a four-year, $ 800,000 commitment from Dubai Cares. Due to school closings and the transition to online learning in response to COVID-19, APIF prioritized scalable digital learning innovations to help the millions of African students in resource-poor rural communities. Many of them are outside the scope of national efforts to transition to distance learning and do not have access to […]

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Call for an independent investigation into the death of Rwandan singer Kizito Mihigo

Call for an independent investigation into the death of Rwandan singer Kizito MihigoOpen letter to all Commonwealth Heads of Government NEW YORK, United States, March 8, 2021, – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – Civil society organizations around the world are calling on the Rwandan authorities to allow an independent, impartial and effective investigation into the death in the custody of Kizito Mihigo, a popular gospel singer and peace activist. As your governments celebrate Commonwealth Day today and prepare to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali in June, we are writing to ask you to engage with your Rwandan government counterparts in support of this call. On February 14, 2020, the Rwanda Bureau of Investigation (RIB) confirmed that Mihigo had been arrested near the border, accused of attempting to cross into Burundi illegally, joining “terrorist” and corruption groups, as well as violating the terms of his release. in prison in 2018. A few days later, on February 17, […]

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Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 7, 2021, 9 a.m.ET

African Union Member States reporting Ebola virus disease update (March 6, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,955,148), deaths (105,490) and recoveries (3,533,574) by region: Central (106,319 cases; 1,815 deaths; 93,354 cures): Burundi (2,299; 3; 1,155), Cameroon (35,714; 551; 32,594), CAR (5,021; 63; 4,920), Chad (4,111; 140; 3,579), Congo (9,179; 131 ; 7,898), DRC (26,468; 712; 22,432), Equatorial Guinea (6,329; 96; 5,737), Gabon (15,254; 88; 13,495), Sao Tome and Principe (1,944; 31; 1,544) East (417,462; 7,748; 323,952): Comoros (3,596; 146; 3,410), Djibouti (6,134; 63; 5,931), Eritrea (2,944; 7; 2,436), Ethiopia (165,029; 2,420; 137,785), Kenya (108,362; 1,874; 87,550), Madagascar (20,155; 300); 19,543), Mauritius (625; 10; 588), Rwanda (19,509; 267; 17,810), Seychelles (2,950; 15; 2,610), Somalia (8,041; 294; 3,932), South Sudan ( 8,677; 102; 4,317), Sudan (30,479; 1,895; 22,797), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,452; 334; 15065) North (1,177,769; 33,494; 1,037,905): Algeria (114,012; 3,012; 78,886), Egypt (185,922; 10,954; 143,575), Libya (137,482; 2,236; 124,712), Mauritania (17,309; 442; 16,656), Morocco (485,974; 8,676; […]

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African Union Member States reporting Ebola virus disease update (March 6, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,955,148), deaths (105,490) and recoveries (3,533,574) by region: Central (106,319 cases; 1,815 deaths; 93,354 cures): Burundi (2,299; 3; 1,155), Cameroon (35,714; 551; 32,594), CAR (5,021; 63; 4,920), Chad (4,111; 140; 3,579), Congo (9,179; 131 ; 7,898), DRC (26,468; 712; 22,432), Equatorial Guinea (6,329; 96; 5,737), Gabon (15,254; 88; 13,495), Sao Tome and Principe (1,944; 31; 1,544) East (417,462; 7,748; 323,952): Comoros (3,596; 146; 3,410), Djibouti (6,134; 63; 5,931), Eritrea (2,944; 7; 2,436), Ethiopia (165,029; 2,420; 137,785), Kenya (108,362; 1,874; 87,550), Madagascar (20,155; 300); 19,543), Mauritius (625; 10; 588), Rwanda (19,509; 267; 17,810), Seychelles (2,950; 15; 2,610), Somalia (8,041; 294; 3,932), South Sudan ( 8,677; 102; 4,317), Sudan (30,479; 1,895; 22,797), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,452; 334; 15065) North (1,177,769; 33,494; 1,037,905): Algeria (114,012; 3,012; 78,886), Egypt (185,922; 10,954; 143,575), Libya (137,482; 2,236; 124,712), Mauritania (17,309; 442; 16,656), Morocco (485,974; 8,676; […]

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Rwanda First African Nation To Get Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine

  Rwanda on Wednesday became the first African country to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, with around 100,000 doses delivered in what the pharmaceutical giant hailed as a “milestone” for the continent. The East African country received nearly 103,000 doses of the vaccine at the capital Kigali through the UN-led Covax initiative, which aims to provide … Continue reading Rwanda First African Nation To Get Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Read Full Story

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Regional integration at the forefront of Mozambique’s energy success (by Charnè Hundermark)

Regional integration at the forefront of Mozambique’s energy success (by Charnè Hundermark)By Charnè Hundermark As one of the major resource-rich countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Mozambique has the potential not only to significantly advance its own socio-economic status, but also to significantly boost economic growth across the region. According to the World Bank Group, regional integration helps countries overcome the divisions that hamper the flow of goods, services, capital, people and ideas. While large-scale energy projects are expected to be commissioned in Mozambique until 2023, the country has seen a renewed political commitment to establish sustainable regional integration with neighboring governments and private operators. By prioritizing cross-border cooperation throughout its energy value chain, Mozambique is well positioned to achieve common goals, including widespread electrification, establishing energy security and accessing a regional market. wider. Hydropower stimulates regional electrification Mozambique is one of the major electricity exporters in southern Africa, largely due to its significant hydropower resources and growing potential for gas-to-electricity production. The […]

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Rwanda earmarks $51m to buy COVID-19 vaccines

Rwanda has budgeted 50 billion Rwandan francs (about $51.2 million) to buy COVID-19 vaccines for over 7.8 million people by 2022, Health Minister, Daniel Ngamije, said. The government will spend at least two-thirds of the total budget, as some vaccines are expected to come in as donations or via COVAX. COVAX is a mechanism led
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Royal Academy of Engineering Reports Impact on Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa ahead of World Engineering Day

Royal Academy of Engineering Reports Impact on Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa ahead of World Engineering DayThe Royal Academy of Engineering (www.RAEng.org.uk), an engineering charity focused on harnessing the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and inclusive economy, presents its impact on the Improvement of collaboration, education and diversity in engineering in sub-Saharan Africa, offered by its Africa grants programs ahead of UNESCO’s second World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development on March 4, 2021. Achievements of grant programs in Africa include: More than 2000 professionals trained by professional engineering institutions in sub-Saharan Africa. More than 530 student industry internships since 2013. Number of students who have obtained industry internships increased from 40% to 90% during a project in Zambia Diversity and inclusion of initiatives resulted in equal participation of men and women in the programs. A project by the Institute of Engineers Rwanda has helped increase the number of female internship candidates from 5% in 2018 to 25% in 2019. 50 Individual course curricula […]

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WFP and UNHCR appeal for funding for more than 3 million refugees hit by ration cuts in East Africa

WFP and UNHCR appeal for funding for more than 3 million refugees hit by ration cuts in East AfricaUNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency and the World Food Program (WFP) today appealed for $ 266 million to end cuts in food rations for more than 3 million refugees in Africa from the east. Funding shortages have forced cuts of up to 60 percent. Agencies warned of growing risks, including increased malnutrition and anemia, stunted children and a myriad of protection risks. The impact of the lack of funding on refugee families is compounded by COVID-19 lockdowns and measures to contain the spread of the pandemic, which had already reduced the availability of food in refugee camp markets and dashed the hope of many refugees to help support their families through casual work and small businesses. “The pandemic has been devastating for everyone, but even more so for the refugees.” said Clementine Nkweta-Salami, director of UNHCR’s regional office for the East, Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes. “Unless […]

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Hapag-Lloyd opens new office in Kenya

Hapag-Lloyd opens new office in KenyaHapag-Lloyd (www.Hapag-Lloyd.com) continues to grow in Africa. Today the shipping company opened a new office in Kenya. While the main business will be managed from the port city of Mombasa, the company will also have an office in Nairobi, the country’s capital. Hapag-Lloyd mainly transports agricultural products out of Kenya, in particular tea, coffee, fruit and textiles. Imports consist mainly of chemicals, foodstuffs and a wide range of plastic and rubber products. The new office will be headed by Country Manager Prashant Sindhwani. While 19 staff will work in Mombasa, 6 will be based in Nairobi and 1 in Uganda. Via the gateway port of Mombasa, the shipping company offers two different services. While the China Kenya Express Service (CKX) connects Kenya to some of Asia’s most important ports, such as Singapore and Shanghai, the East Africa Service (EAS2) connects the East African country to the west coast of India […]

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SAP Young Professional program helps build a more collaborative digital workforce in East Africa

SAP Young Professional program helps build a more collaborative digital workforce in East AfricaGoing fully virtual opens access to more candidates in the East African region Students from Uganda, Tanzania participate for the first time The program prepares 27 college graduates to make an immediate impact as SAP Associate Consultants NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 23, 2021 – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – The Young Professionals Program, SAP’s flagship digital skills development initiative, has welcomed the graduation of 27 SAP Associate Consultants in East Africa after successfully completing a virtual training program. After switching to a fully virtual delivery in light of COVID-19, opportunities were created for candidates from more countries to participate in the SAP Young Professional Program across the African continent. The final group of East African graduates included candidates from Kenya and Ethiopia, as well as giving candidates from Uganda and Tanzania their first opportunity to receive SAP training and certification as part of the program. Cathy Smith, CEO of […]

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Body Of Italian Ambassador Killed In DR Congo Returns Home

  The body of the Italian ambassador killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrived in Rome late Tuesday, as Rwandan Hutu rebels denied accusations they were behind the attack and instead blamed the armies of the DRC and Rwanda. Luca Attanasio, 43, died on Monday after a World Food Programme (WFP) convoy was ambushed … Continue reading Body Of Italian Ambassador Killed In DR Congo Returns Home Read Full Story

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Information from Canon African Frontiers of Innovation series describes vital need for digital literacy skills

Information from Canon African Frontiers of Innovation series describes vital need for digital literacy skillsCovid-19 has accelerated the digital transformation of education, highlighting the digital divide in Africa – and expose the vital need for all-inclusive digital literacy, say expert panelists at the inaugural session of Canon’s Groundbreaking Thought Leadership Series (www.Canon-CNA.com). Due to the pandemic, e-learning has provided a vital lifeline for learners affected by the global school closures. This, in turn, highlighted many social inequalities – most notably the digital divide faced by the millions of students who did not have access to tools or resources and who could not engage in education. distance learning. Yet Africa can share many successes – and offer solutions for moving forward. Africa Frontiers of Innovation, the monthly interactive thought leadership series, explores current issues and offers innovative strategies and solutions for a world on the path to post-pandemic recovery. Entitled ‘Developing Digital Skills and Student Literacy’, this first session saw award-winning Kenyan journalist moderator Victoria […]

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Rwandan Opposition Activist Gunned Down In South Africa

  A Rwandan opposition figure exiled in South Africa was on Sunday shot dead in Cape Town, his party said, calling the attack an “assassination”. Seif Bamporiki, 49, who was the Rwanda National Congress (RNC) coordinator in South Africa, was killed as he delivered furniture in the crime-ridden township of Nyanga. While the motive for … Continue reading Rwandan Opposition Activist Gunned Down In South Africa Read Full Story

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Rwandan Opposition Activist Gunned Down In South Africa

  A Rwandan opposition figure exiled in South Africa was on Sunday shot dead in Cape Town, his party said, calling the attack an “assassination”. Seif Bamporiki, 49, who was the Rwanda National Congress (RNC) coordinator in South Africa, was killed as he delivered furniture in the crime-ridden township of Nyanga. While the motive for … Continue reading Rwandan Opposition Activist Gunned Down In South Africa Read Full Story

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Why FIFA wants to develop football in Africa

Why FIFA wants to develop football in AfricaThe position of some sections of the continent that the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) interest in the beautiful game in Africa is driven by a colonialist narrative is a misconception. These in-depth ties indicate a major shift in FIFA’s goals since 2016 under the leadership of Gianni Infantino, who succeeded the controversial Joseph Blatter, under whose eyes the game in Africa was synonymous with embezzlement of FIFA funds for his sake. enrich. Spending has increased significantly for the 211 FIFA football federations under the administration of Infantino, who took office in 2016, ending Blatter’s controversial reign (1998 to 2015). Before Infantino, FIFA allocated between $ 250,000 and $ 300,000 per year to each federation. This is about $ 60 million. The irony is that under Infantino FIFA’s revenue did not increase significantly, but with a similar budget the global parent body increased allocations to federations five-fold. FIFA now […]

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