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  •   African Union Member States 46 reporting COVID 19 cases 4 760 deaths 146 and recoveries 335 by region Central 257 cases 11 deaths 9 recoveries Cameroon 125 2 3 Central African Republic 6 0 3 Chad 5 0 0 Congo 19 0 2 DRC 81 8 1 Equatorial Guinea 14 0 0 Gabon 7 1 0 Eastern 374 6 6 Djibouti 19 0 0 Eritrea 6 0 0 Ethiopia 21 0 4 Kenya 42 1 1 Madagascar 43 0 0 Mauritius 110 3 0 Rwanda 70 0 0 Seychelles 8 0 0 Somalia 3 0 0 Sudan 6 2 0 Tanzania 13 0 1 Uganda 33 0 0 Northern 1 922 105 223 Algeria 511 31 77 Egypt 609 40 132 Libya 8 0 0 Mauritania 3 0 0 Morocco 479 26 13 Tunisia 312 8 1 Southern 1 346 2 31 Angola 3 0 0 Eswatini 8 0 0 Mozambique 8 0 0 Namibia 11 0 0 South Africa 1 280 1 31 Zambia 29 0 0 Zimbabwe 7 1 0 Western 861 22 66 Benin 6 0 0 Burkina Faso 222 12 23 Cape Verde 5 1 0 C te d Ivoire 140 0 3 Gambia 4 1 0 Ghana 152 5 2 Guinea 16 0 1 Guinea Bissau 2 0 0 Liberia 3 0 0 Mali 18 0 0 Niger 10 1 0 Nigeria 111 1 3 Senegal 142 0 27 Togo 30 1 7
    46 African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases (4,760), deaths (146), and recoveries (335)
      African Union Member States 46 reporting COVID 19 cases 4 760 deaths 146 and recoveries 335 by region Central 257 cases 11 deaths 9 recoveries Cameroon 125 2 3 Central African Republic 6 0 3 Chad 5 0 0 Congo 19 0 2 DRC 81 8 1 Equatorial Guinea 14 0 0 Gabon 7 1 0 Eastern 374 6 6 Djibouti 19 0 0 Eritrea 6 0 0 Ethiopia 21 0 4 Kenya 42 1 1 Madagascar 43 0 0 Mauritius 110 3 0 Rwanda 70 0 0 Seychelles 8 0 0 Somalia 3 0 0 Sudan 6 2 0 Tanzania 13 0 1 Uganda 33 0 0 Northern 1 922 105 223 Algeria 511 31 77 Egypt 609 40 132 Libya 8 0 0 Mauritania 3 0 0 Morocco 479 26 13 Tunisia 312 8 1 Southern 1 346 2 31 Angola 3 0 0 Eswatini 8 0 0 Mozambique 8 0 0 Namibia 11 0 0 South Africa 1 280 1 31 Zambia 29 0 0 Zimbabwe 7 1 0 Western 861 22 66 Benin 6 0 0 Burkina Faso 222 12 23 Cape Verde 5 1 0 C te d Ivoire 140 0 3 Gambia 4 1 0 Ghana 152 5 2 Guinea 16 0 1 Guinea Bissau 2 0 0 Liberia 3 0 0 Mali 18 0 0 Niger 10 1 0 Nigeria 111 1 3 Senegal 142 0 27 Togo 30 1 7
    46 African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases (4,760), deaths (146), and recoveries (335)
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    46 African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases (4,760), deaths (146), and recoveries (335)

    African Union Member States (46) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,760), deaths (146), and recoveries (335) by region:

    Central (257 cases, 11 deaths, 9 recoveries): Cameroon (125, 2, 3), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (5, 0, 0), Congo (19, 0, 2), DRC (81, 8, 1), Equatorial Guinea (14, 0, 0), Gabon (7, 1, 0).

    Eastern (374, 6, 6): Djibouti (19, 0, 0), Eritrea (6, 0, 0), Ethiopia (21, 0, 4), Kenya (42, 1, 1), Madagascar (43, 0, 0), Mauritius (110, 3, 0), Rwanda (70, 0, 0), Seychelles (8, 0, 0), Somalia (3, 0, 0), Sudan (6, 2, 0), Tanzania (13, 0, 1), Uganda (33, 0, 0).

    Northern (1,922, 105, 223): Algeria (511, 31, 77), Egypt (609, 40, 132), Libya (8, 0, 0), Mauritania (3, 0, 0), Morocco (479, 26, 13), Tunisia (312, 8, 1).

    Southern (1,346, 2, 31): Angola (3, 0, 0 ), Eswatini (8, 0, 0), Mozambique (8, 0, 0), Namibia (11, 0, 0), South Africa (1,280, 1, 31), Zambia (29, 0, 0), Zimbabwe (7, 1, 0).

    Western (861, 22, 66): Benin (6, 0, 0), Burkina Faso (222, 12, 23), Cape Verde (5, 1, 0), Côte d’Ivoire (140, 0, 3), Gambia (4, 1, 0), Ghana (152, 5, 2), Guinea (16, 0, 1), Guinea-Bissau (2, 0, 0), Liberia (3, 0, 0), Mali (18, 0, 0), Niger (10, 1, 0), Nigeria (111, 1, 3), Senegal (142, 0, 27), Togo (30, 1, 7).

  •  African Union Member States 46 reporting COVID 19 cases 4 760 deaths 146 and recoveries 335 by region Central 257 cases 11 deaths 9 recoveries nbsp Cameroon 125 2 3 Central African Republic 6 0 3 Chad 5 0 0 Congo 19 0 2 DRC 81 8 1 Equatorial Guinea 14 0 0 Gabon 7 1 0 Eastern 374 6 6 Djibouti 19 0 0 Eritrea 6 0 0 Ethiopia 21 0 4 Kenya 42 1 1 Madagascar 43 0 0 Mauritius 110 3 0 Rwanda 70 0 0 Seychelles 8 0 0 Somalia 3 0 0 Sudan 6 2 0 Tanzania 13 0 1 Uganda 33 0 0 Northern 1 922 105 223 Algeria 511 31 77 Egypt 609 40 132 Libya 8 0 0 Mauritania 3 0 0 Morocco 479 26 13 Tunisia 312 8 1 Southern 1 346 2 31 Angola 3 0 0 Eswatini 8 0 0 Mozambique 8 0 0 nbsp Namibia 11 0 0 South Africa 1 280 1 31 Zambia 29 0 0 Zimbabwe 7 1 0 Western 861 22 66 Benin 6 0 0 Burkina Faso 222 12 23 Cape Verde 5 1 0 C ocirc te d 039 Ivoire 140 0 3 Gambia 4 1 0 Ghana 152 5 2 Guinea 16 0 1 Guinea Bissau 2 0 0 Liberia 3 0 0 Mali 18 0 0 Niger 10 1 0 Nigeria 111 1 3 Senegal 142 0 27 Togo 30 1 7
    Coronavirus – Africa: 46 African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases (4,760), deaths (146), and recoveries (335)
     African Union Member States 46 reporting COVID 19 cases 4 760 deaths 146 and recoveries 335 by region Central 257 cases 11 deaths 9 recoveries nbsp Cameroon 125 2 3 Central African Republic 6 0 3 Chad 5 0 0 Congo 19 0 2 DRC 81 8 1 Equatorial Guinea 14 0 0 Gabon 7 1 0 Eastern 374 6 6 Djibouti 19 0 0 Eritrea 6 0 0 Ethiopia 21 0 4 Kenya 42 1 1 Madagascar 43 0 0 Mauritius 110 3 0 Rwanda 70 0 0 Seychelles 8 0 0 Somalia 3 0 0 Sudan 6 2 0 Tanzania 13 0 1 Uganda 33 0 0 Northern 1 922 105 223 Algeria 511 31 77 Egypt 609 40 132 Libya 8 0 0 Mauritania 3 0 0 Morocco 479 26 13 Tunisia 312 8 1 Southern 1 346 2 31 Angola 3 0 0 Eswatini 8 0 0 Mozambique 8 0 0 nbsp Namibia 11 0 0 South Africa 1 280 1 31 Zambia 29 0 0 Zimbabwe 7 1 0 Western 861 22 66 Benin 6 0 0 Burkina Faso 222 12 23 Cape Verde 5 1 0 C ocirc te d 039 Ivoire 140 0 3 Gambia 4 1 0 Ghana 152 5 2 Guinea 16 0 1 Guinea Bissau 2 0 0 Liberia 3 0 0 Mali 18 0 0 Niger 10 1 0 Nigeria 111 1 3 Senegal 142 0 27 Togo 30 1 7
    Coronavirus – Africa: 46 African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases (4,760), deaths (146), and recoveries (335)
    Africa3 years ago

    Coronavirus – Africa: 46 African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases (4,760), deaths (146), and recoveries (335)


    African Union Member States (46) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,760), deaths (146), and recoveries (335) by region:

    Central (257 cases, 11 deaths, 9 recoveries): Cameroon (125, 2, 3), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (5, 0, 0), Congo (19, 0, 2), DRC (81, 8, 1), Equatorial Guinea (14, 0, 0), Gabon (7, 1, 0).

    Eastern (374, 6, 6): Djibouti (19, 0, 0), Eritrea (6, 0, 0), Ethiopia (21, 0, 4), Kenya (42, 1, 1), Madagascar (43, 0, 0), Mauritius (110, 3, 0), Rwanda (70, 0, 0), Seychelles (8, 0, 0), Somalia (3, 0, 0), Sudan (6, 2, 0), Tanzania (13, 0, 1), Uganda (33, 0, 0).

    Northern (1,922, 105, 223): Algeria (511, 31, 77), Egypt (609, 40, 132), Libya (8, 0, 0), Mauritania (3, 0, 0), Morocco (479, 26, 13), Tunisia (312, 8, 1).

    Southern (1,346, 2, 31): Angola (3, 0, 0 ), Eswatini (8, 0, 0), Mozambique (8, 0, 0), Namibia (11, 0, 0), South Africa (1,280, 1, 31), Zambia (29, 0, 0), Zimbabwe (7, 1, 0).

    Western (861, 22, 66): Benin (6, 0, 0), Burkina Faso (222, 12, 23), Cape Verde (5, 1, 0), Côte d'Ivoire (140, 0, 3), Gambia (4, 1, 0), Ghana (152, 5, 2), Guinea (16, 0, 1), Guinea-Bissau (2, 0, 0), Liberia (3, 0, 0), Mali (18, 0, 0), Niger (10, 1, 0), Nigeria (111, 1, 3), Senegal (142, 0, 27), Togo (30, 1, 7).

  •  African Union Member States 46 reporting COVID 19 cases 4 368 deaths 135 and recoveries 311 by region nbsp Central 229 cases 9 deaths 6 recoveries nbsp Cameroon 113 2 2 Central African Republic 6 0 3 Chad 5 0 0 Congo 19 0 0 DRC 65 6 1 Equatorial Guinea 14 0 0 Gabon 7 1 0 Eastern 331 4 6 Djibouti 19 0 0 Eritrea 6 0 0 Ethiopia 19 0 4 Kenya 38 1 1 Madagascar 28 0 0 Mauritius 102 2 0 Rwanda 60 0 0 Seychelles 8 0 0 Somalia 3 0 0 Sudan 5 1 0 Tanzania 13 0 1 Uganda 30 0 0 Northern 1 751 99 211 Algeria 454 29 77 Egypt 576 36 121 Libya 3 0 0 Mauritania 3 0 0 Morocco 437 26 12 Tunisia 278 8 1 Southern 1 236 2 31 Angola 3 0 0 Eswatini 8 0 0 Mozambique 8 0 0 nbsp Namibia 11 0 0 South Africa 1 170 1 31 Zambia 29 0 0 Zimbabwe 7 1 0 Western 821 21 57 Benin 6 0 0 Burkina Faso 207 11 21 Cape Verde 5 1 0 C ocirc te d 039 Ivoire 140 0 3 Gambia 3 1 0 Ghana 152 5 2 Guinea 8 0 0 Guinea Bissau 2 0 0 Liberia 3 0 0 Mali 18 0 0 Niger 10 1 0 Nigeria 97 1 3 Senegal 142 0 27 Togo 28 1 1
    Coronavirus – Africa: 46 African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases (4,368), deaths (135), and recoveries (311) – (29 March 2020 – 5pm EAT)
     African Union Member States 46 reporting COVID 19 cases 4 368 deaths 135 and recoveries 311 by region nbsp Central 229 cases 9 deaths 6 recoveries nbsp Cameroon 113 2 2 Central African Republic 6 0 3 Chad 5 0 0 Congo 19 0 0 DRC 65 6 1 Equatorial Guinea 14 0 0 Gabon 7 1 0 Eastern 331 4 6 Djibouti 19 0 0 Eritrea 6 0 0 Ethiopia 19 0 4 Kenya 38 1 1 Madagascar 28 0 0 Mauritius 102 2 0 Rwanda 60 0 0 Seychelles 8 0 0 Somalia 3 0 0 Sudan 5 1 0 Tanzania 13 0 1 Uganda 30 0 0 Northern 1 751 99 211 Algeria 454 29 77 Egypt 576 36 121 Libya 3 0 0 Mauritania 3 0 0 Morocco 437 26 12 Tunisia 278 8 1 Southern 1 236 2 31 Angola 3 0 0 Eswatini 8 0 0 Mozambique 8 0 0 nbsp Namibia 11 0 0 South Africa 1 170 1 31 Zambia 29 0 0 Zimbabwe 7 1 0 Western 821 21 57 Benin 6 0 0 Burkina Faso 207 11 21 Cape Verde 5 1 0 C ocirc te d 039 Ivoire 140 0 3 Gambia 3 1 0 Ghana 152 5 2 Guinea 8 0 0 Guinea Bissau 2 0 0 Liberia 3 0 0 Mali 18 0 0 Niger 10 1 0 Nigeria 97 1 3 Senegal 142 0 27 Togo 28 1 1
    Coronavirus – Africa: 46 African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases (4,368), deaths (135), and recoveries (311) – (29 March 2020 – 5pm EAT)
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    Coronavirus – Africa: 46 African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases (4,368), deaths (135), and recoveries (311) – (29 March 2020 – 5pm EAT)


    African Union Member States (46) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,368), deaths (135), and recoveries (311) by region: 

    Central (229 cases, 9 deaths, 6 recoveries):  Cameroon (113, 2, 2), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (5, 0, 0), Congo (19, 0, 0), DRC (65, 6, 1), Equatorial Guinea (14, 0, 0), Gabon (7, 1, 0).

    Eastern (331, 4, 6): Djibouti (19, 0, 0), Eritrea (6, 0, 0), Ethiopia (19, 0, 4), Kenya (38, 1, 1), Madagascar (28, 0, 0), Mauritius (102, 2, 0), Rwanda (60, 0, 0), Seychelles (8, 0, 0), Somalia (3, 0, 0), Sudan (5, 1, 0), Tanzania (13, 0, 1), Uganda (30, 0, 0).

    Northern (1,751, 99, 211): Algeria (454, 29, 77), Egypt (576, 36, 121), Libya (3, 0, 0), Mauritania (3, 0, 0), Morocco (437, 26, 12), Tunisia (278, 8, 1).

    Southern (1,236, 2, 31): Angola (3, 0, 0 ), Eswatini (8, 0, 0), Mozambique (8, 0, 0),  Namibia (11, 0, 0), South Africa (1,170, 1, 31), Zambia (29, 0, 0), Zimbabwe (7, 1, 0).

    Western (821, 21, 57): Benin (6, 0, 0), Burkina Faso (207, 11, 21), Cape Verde (5, 1, 0), Côte d'Ivoire (140, 0, 3), Gambia (3, 1, 0), Ghana (152, 5, 2), Guinea (8, 0, 0), Guinea-Bissau (2, 0, 0), Liberia (3, 0, 0), Mali (18, 0, 0), Niger (10, 1, 0), Nigeria (97, 1, 3), Senegal (142, 0, 27), Togo (28, 1, 1).

  •  Countries 46 reporting a total COVID 19 4 282 cases 134 deaths and 302 recoveries by region Central 214 cases 9 deaths 6 recoveries nbsp Cameroon 99 2 2 Central African Republic 6 0 3 Chad 5 0 0 Congo 19 0 0 DRC 65 6 1 Equatorial Guinea 13 0 0 Gabon 7 1 0 Eastern 324 4 6 Djibouti 15 0 0 Eritrea 6 0 0 Ethiopia 16 0 4 Kenya 38 1 1 Madagascar 28 0 0 Mauritius 102 2 0 Rwanda 60 0 0 Seychelles 8 0 0 Somalia 3 0 0 Sudan 5 1 0 Tanzania 13 0 1 Uganda 30 0 0 Northern 1 716 98 211 Algeria 454 29 77 Egypt 576 36 121 Libya 3 0 0 Mauritania 3 0 0 Morocco 402 25 12 Tunisia 278 8 1 Southern 1 230 2 31 Angola 3 0 0 Eswatini 8 0 0 Mozambique 8 0 0 nbsp Namibia 6 0 0 South Africa 1 170 1 31 Zambia 28 0 0 Zimbabwe 7 1 0 Western 798 21 48 Benin 6 0 0 Burkina Faso 207 11 21 Cape Verde 5 1 0 C ocirc te d 039 Ivoire 140 0 3 Gambia 3 1 0 Ghana 141 5 2 Guinea 8 0 0 Guinea Bissau 2 0 0 Liberia 3 0 0 Mali 18 0 0 Niger 10 1 0 Nigeria 97 1 3 Senegal 130 0 18 Togo 28 1 1
    Coronavirus – Africa: 46 countries reporting a total COVID-19 4,282 cases, 134 deaths, and 302 recoveries
     Countries 46 reporting a total COVID 19 4 282 cases 134 deaths and 302 recoveries by region Central 214 cases 9 deaths 6 recoveries nbsp Cameroon 99 2 2 Central African Republic 6 0 3 Chad 5 0 0 Congo 19 0 0 DRC 65 6 1 Equatorial Guinea 13 0 0 Gabon 7 1 0 Eastern 324 4 6 Djibouti 15 0 0 Eritrea 6 0 0 Ethiopia 16 0 4 Kenya 38 1 1 Madagascar 28 0 0 Mauritius 102 2 0 Rwanda 60 0 0 Seychelles 8 0 0 Somalia 3 0 0 Sudan 5 1 0 Tanzania 13 0 1 Uganda 30 0 0 Northern 1 716 98 211 Algeria 454 29 77 Egypt 576 36 121 Libya 3 0 0 Mauritania 3 0 0 Morocco 402 25 12 Tunisia 278 8 1 Southern 1 230 2 31 Angola 3 0 0 Eswatini 8 0 0 Mozambique 8 0 0 nbsp Namibia 6 0 0 South Africa 1 170 1 31 Zambia 28 0 0 Zimbabwe 7 1 0 Western 798 21 48 Benin 6 0 0 Burkina Faso 207 11 21 Cape Verde 5 1 0 C ocirc te d 039 Ivoire 140 0 3 Gambia 3 1 0 Ghana 141 5 2 Guinea 8 0 0 Guinea Bissau 2 0 0 Liberia 3 0 0 Mali 18 0 0 Niger 10 1 0 Nigeria 97 1 3 Senegal 130 0 18 Togo 28 1 1
    Coronavirus – Africa: 46 countries reporting a total COVID-19 4,282 cases, 134 deaths, and 302 recoveries
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    Coronavirus – Africa: 46 countries reporting a total COVID-19 4,282 cases, 134 deaths, and 302 recoveries


    Countries (46) reporting a total COVID-19 4,282 cases, 134 deaths, and 302 recoveries by region:

    Central (214 cases, 9 deaths, 6 recoveries):  Cameroon (99, 2, 2), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (5, 0, 0), Congo (19, 0, 0), DRC (65, 6, 1), Equatorial Guinea (13, 0, 0), Gabon (7, 1, 0).

    Eastern (324, 4, 6): Djibouti (15, 0, 0), Eritrea (6, 0, 0), Ethiopia (16, 0, 4), Kenya (38, 1, 1), Madagascar (28, 0, 0), Mauritius (102, 2, 0), Rwanda (60, 0, 0), Seychelles (8, 0, 0), Somalia (3, 0, 0), Sudan (5, 1, 0), Tanzania (13, 0, 1), Uganda (30, 0, 0).

    Northern (1,716, 98, 211): Algeria (454, 29, 77), Egypt (576, 36, 121), Libya (3, 0, 0), Mauritania (3, 0, 0), Morocco (402, 25, 12), Tunisia (278, 8, 1).

    Southern (1,230, 2, 31): Angola (3, 0, 0 ), Eswatini (8, 0, 0), Mozambique (8, 0, 0),  Namibia (6, 0, 0), South Africa (1,170, 1, 31), Zambia (28, 0, 0), Zimbabwe (7, 1, 0).

    Western (798, 21, 48): Benin (6, 0, 0), Burkina Faso (207, 11, 21), Cape Verde (5, 1, 0), Côte d'Ivoire (140, 0, 3), Gambia (3, 1, 0), Ghana (141, 5, 2), Guinea (8, 0, 0), Guinea-Bissau (2, 0, 0), Liberia (3, 0, 0), Mali (18, 0, 0), Niger (10, 1, 0), Nigeria (97, 1, 3), Senegal (130, 0, 18), Togo (28, 1, 1).

  •  His Excellency President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa President of the Republic of South Arica in his capacity as Chairperson of the African Union convened a teleconference of the Bureau of the African Union Heads of State and Government ahead of the G20 Leaders rsquo Summit video teleconference on 26 March 2020 The Bureau of the African Union Heads of State and Government is chaired by President Ramaphosa and consists of His Excellency President Ibrahim Boubacar Ke iuml ta of the Republic of Mali His Excellency President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya His Excellency President F eacute lix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo and His Excellency President Abdel Fattah el Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat and the Director of the Africa Centres of Disease Control and Prevention CDC Dr John Nkengasong also participated in the teleconference In his opening remarks President Ramaphosa emphasised that a continental coordinated response was more important than ever before in order to arrest the rapid spread of the COVID 19 pandemic He noted that the development and spread of the COVID 19 has stretched public health systems beyond limits and caused an enormous global economic social and humanitarian meltdown President Ramaphosa underscored the fact that poverty poor sanitation an existing disease burden overstretched health systems and extreme urban population density mean that the pandemic could explode in an even more catastrophic way than has been seen thus far in Africa Hence the need for urgent action in order to stem the tide President Ramaphosa emphasised that the AU Regional Economic Communities RECs and all health institutions should direct their efforts at stopping the spread of the virus The Bureau received a briefing from Dr John Nkengasong the Director of the Africa Centres of Disease Control and Prevention CDC who stated that the rapid spread of the COVID 19 is an unprecedented public health disaster Dr Nkengasong stated that the coronavirus has been spreading rapidly across the world affecting 175 countries with 470 000 confirmed cases and claiming more than 21 000 lives He noted that 46 African countries have reported a combined total of 2 746 infections 72 deaths and 210 recoveries He warned that the pandemic could explode in poor countries in an even more catastrophic way than has been seen elsewhere thus far The Bureau expressed grave concern about the rising local infections in the context densely populated human settlements on the African continent Consequently the Bureau underscored the importance of coordination across the continent and the necessity to exchange credible and real time information about the spread of the virus The Bureau agreed to establish a continental anti COVID 19 Fund to which member states of the Bureau agreed to immediately contribute US 12 5 million as seed funding African Union Member States the international community and philanthropic entities are urged to contribute to this fund The Bureau noted the critical role of the CDC and its under funding In this regard Member States of the Bureau agreed to contribute an amount of 4 5 million towards boosting the capacity of the CDC The Bureau expressed concern about the possible shortages of medicines and vaccines as factories close or countries retain supplies for their own consumption In this regard the Bureau underscored the vital importance of coordinating efforts to increase global production and improve the availability of medical products and equipment Given the limited health infrastructure in Africa and the reality that most of the pharmaceuticals and medical supplies consumed on the continent are imported the Bureau called on the international community to encourage open trade corridors especially for pharmaceuticals and other health supplies The Bureau urged the G20 to immediately provide African countries with medical equipment testing kits protective gear to combat the COVID 19 pandemic Additionally the Bureau urged G20 countries to provide an effective economic stimulus package that includes relief and deferred payments In this regard the Bureau called for the waiver of all interest payments on bilateral and multilateral debt and the possible extension of the waiver to the medium term in order to provide immediate fiscal space and liquidity to governments The Bureau also urges the World Bank International Monetary Fund African Development Bank and other regional institutions to use all the instruments available in their arsenal to help mitigate against the scourge and provide relief to vital sectors of African economies and communities The Bureau expressed support and appreciation for endeavors of the Committee of African Health Ministers and paid tribute to the courageous efforts of all medical and health care officials on the continent engaged in combatting the COVID 19 pandemic The Bureau urge all citizens of Africa to abide by national measures implemented to curb the spread of the COVID 19 virus The Member States of the Bureau of the Assembly of AU Heads of State and Government expressed their deepest appreciation to the Chairperson of the Bureau His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa for his timely convening of the meeting in order to develop a coordinated African response to curb and reverse the spread of the COVID 19 virus in Africa The Bureau of the Assembly of AU Heads of State and Government agreed to remain seized of this matter End
    Communique of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Teleconference on COVID-19, Held on 26 March 2020
     His Excellency President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa President of the Republic of South Arica in his capacity as Chairperson of the African Union convened a teleconference of the Bureau of the African Union Heads of State and Government ahead of the G20 Leaders rsquo Summit video teleconference on 26 March 2020 The Bureau of the African Union Heads of State and Government is chaired by President Ramaphosa and consists of His Excellency President Ibrahim Boubacar Ke iuml ta of the Republic of Mali His Excellency President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya His Excellency President F eacute lix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo and His Excellency President Abdel Fattah el Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat and the Director of the Africa Centres of Disease Control and Prevention CDC Dr John Nkengasong also participated in the teleconference In his opening remarks President Ramaphosa emphasised that a continental coordinated response was more important than ever before in order to arrest the rapid spread of the COVID 19 pandemic He noted that the development and spread of the COVID 19 has stretched public health systems beyond limits and caused an enormous global economic social and humanitarian meltdown President Ramaphosa underscored the fact that poverty poor sanitation an existing disease burden overstretched health systems and extreme urban population density mean that the pandemic could explode in an even more catastrophic way than has been seen thus far in Africa Hence the need for urgent action in order to stem the tide President Ramaphosa emphasised that the AU Regional Economic Communities RECs and all health institutions should direct their efforts at stopping the spread of the virus The Bureau received a briefing from Dr John Nkengasong the Director of the Africa Centres of Disease Control and Prevention CDC who stated that the rapid spread of the COVID 19 is an unprecedented public health disaster Dr Nkengasong stated that the coronavirus has been spreading rapidly across the world affecting 175 countries with 470 000 confirmed cases and claiming more than 21 000 lives He noted that 46 African countries have reported a combined total of 2 746 infections 72 deaths and 210 recoveries He warned that the pandemic could explode in poor countries in an even more catastrophic way than has been seen elsewhere thus far The Bureau expressed grave concern about the rising local infections in the context densely populated human settlements on the African continent Consequently the Bureau underscored the importance of coordination across the continent and the necessity to exchange credible and real time information about the spread of the virus The Bureau agreed to establish a continental anti COVID 19 Fund to which member states of the Bureau agreed to immediately contribute US 12 5 million as seed funding African Union Member States the international community and philanthropic entities are urged to contribute to this fund The Bureau noted the critical role of the CDC and its under funding In this regard Member States of the Bureau agreed to contribute an amount of 4 5 million towards boosting the capacity of the CDC The Bureau expressed concern about the possible shortages of medicines and vaccines as factories close or countries retain supplies for their own consumption In this regard the Bureau underscored the vital importance of coordinating efforts to increase global production and improve the availability of medical products and equipment Given the limited health infrastructure in Africa and the reality that most of the pharmaceuticals and medical supplies consumed on the continent are imported the Bureau called on the international community to encourage open trade corridors especially for pharmaceuticals and other health supplies The Bureau urged the G20 to immediately provide African countries with medical equipment testing kits protective gear to combat the COVID 19 pandemic Additionally the Bureau urged G20 countries to provide an effective economic stimulus package that includes relief and deferred payments In this regard the Bureau called for the waiver of all interest payments on bilateral and multilateral debt and the possible extension of the waiver to the medium term in order to provide immediate fiscal space and liquidity to governments The Bureau also urges the World Bank International Monetary Fund African Development Bank and other regional institutions to use all the instruments available in their arsenal to help mitigate against the scourge and provide relief to vital sectors of African economies and communities The Bureau expressed support and appreciation for endeavors of the Committee of African Health Ministers and paid tribute to the courageous efforts of all medical and health care officials on the continent engaged in combatting the COVID 19 pandemic The Bureau urge all citizens of Africa to abide by national measures implemented to curb the spread of the COVID 19 virus The Member States of the Bureau of the Assembly of AU Heads of State and Government expressed their deepest appreciation to the Chairperson of the Bureau His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa for his timely convening of the meeting in order to develop a coordinated African response to curb and reverse the spread of the COVID 19 virus in Africa The Bureau of the Assembly of AU Heads of State and Government agreed to remain seized of this matter End
    Communique of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Teleconference on COVID-19, Held on 26 March 2020
    Africa3 years ago

    Communique of the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Teleconference on COVID-19, Held on 26 March 2020



    His Excellency President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Arica, in his capacity as Chairperson of the African Union, convened a teleconference of the Bureau of the African Union Heads of State and Government, ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit video-teleconference on 26 March 2020.

    The Bureau of the African Union Heads of State and Government is chaired by President Ramaphosa and consists of: His Excellency, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta of the Republic of Mali, His Excellency, President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency, President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo and His Excellency, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

    The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the Director of the Africa Centres of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr John Nkengasong, also participated in the teleconference.

    In his opening remarks, President Ramaphosa emphasised that a continental coordinated response was more important than ever before in order to arrest the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. He noted that the development and spread of the COVID-19 has stretched public health systems beyond limits and caused an enormous global economic, social and humanitarian meltdown.

    President Ramaphosa underscored the fact that poverty, poor sanitation, an existing disease burden, overstretched health systems and extreme urban population density mean that the pandemic could explode in an even more catastrophic way than has been seen thus far in Africa. Hence the need for urgent action in order to stem the tide. President Ramaphosa emphasised that the AU, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and all health institutions should direct their efforts at stopping the spread of the virus.

    The Bureau received a briefing from Dr John Nkengasong, the Director of the Africa Centres of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), who stated that the rapid spread of the COVID-19 is an unprecedented public health disaster. Dr. Nkengasong stated that the coronavirus has been spreading rapidly across the world, affecting 175 countries, with 470 000 confirmed cases and claiming more than 21,000 lives. He noted that 46 African countries have reported a combined total of 2,746 infections, 72 deaths, and 210 recoveries. He warned that the pandemic could explode in poor countries in an even more catastrophic way than has been seen elsewhere thus far.

    The Bureau expressed grave concern about the rising local infections, in the context densely populated human settlements on the African continent.

    Consequently, the Bureau underscored the importance of coordination across the continent and the necessity to exchange credible and real time information about the spread of the virus. The Bureau agreed to establish a continental anti-COVID-19 Fund to which member states of the Bureau agreed to immediately contribute US $12, 5 million as seed funding. African Union Member States, the international community and philanthropic entities are urged to contribute to this fund.

    The Bureau noted the critical role of the CDC, and its under-funding. In this regard Member States of the Bureau agreed to contribute an amount of $4.5 million towards boosting the capacity of the CDC.

    The Bureau expressed concern about the possible shortages of medicines and vaccines as factories close or countries retain supplies for their own consumption. In this regard, the Bureau underscored the vital importance of coordinating efforts to increase global production and improve the availability of medical products and equipment.

    Given the limited health infrastructure in Africa and the reality that most of the pharmaceuticals and medical supplies consumed on the continent are imported, the Bureau called on the international community to encourage open trade corridors, especially for pharmaceuticals and other health supplies.

    The Bureau urged the G20 to immediately provide African countries with medical equipment, testing kits, protective gear to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Additionally, the Bureau urged G20 countries to provide an effective economic stimulus package that includes relief and deferred payments. In this regard, the Bureau called for the waiver of all interest payments on bilateral and multilateral debt, and the possible extension of the waiver to the medium term, in order to provide immediate fiscal space and liquidity to governments.

    The Bureau also urges the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, African Development Bank and other regional institutions to use all the instruments available in their arsenal to help mitigate against the scourge and provide relief to vital sectors of African economies and communities.

    The Bureau expressed support and appreciation for endeavors of the Committee of African Health Ministers and paid tribute to the courageous efforts of all medical and health care officials on the continent engaged in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Bureau urge all citizens of Africa to abide by national measures implemented to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

    The Member States of the Bureau of the Assembly of AU Heads of State and Government expressed their deepest appreciation to the Chairperson of the Bureau, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa for his timely convening of the meeting in order to develop a coordinated African response to curb and reverse the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Africa.

    The Bureau of the Assembly of AU Heads of State and Government agreed to remain seized of this matter.

    End.

  •  Countries 46 reporting a total COVID 19 3 977 cases 117 deaths and 286 recoveries by region nbsp Central 200 cases 9 deaths 6 recoveries nbsp Cameroon 92 2 2 Central African Republic 6 0 3 Chad 5 0 0 Congo 19 0 0 DRC 58 6 1 Equatorial Guinea 13 0 0 Gabon 7 1 0 Eastern 301 4 6 Djibouti 14 0 0 Eritrea 6 0 0 Ethiopia 16 0 4 Kenya 38 1 1 Madagascar 28 0 0 Mauritius 94 2 0 Rwanda 54 0 0 Seychelles 7 0 0 Somalia 3 0 0 Sudan 5 1 0 Tanzania 13 0 1 Uganda 23 0 0 Northern 1 534 85 205 Algeria 409 26 77 Egypt 536 30 116 Libya 1 0 0 Mauritania 3 0 0 Morocco 358 23 11 Tunisia 227 6 1 Southern 1 230 2 31 Angola 3 0 0 Eswatini 8 0 0 Mozambique 8 0 0 nbsp Namibia 6 0 0 South Africa 1 170 1 31 Zambia 28 0 0 Zimbabwe 7 1 0 Western 712 17 38 Benin 6 0 0 Burkina Faso 180 9 12 Cape Verde 5 1 0 C ocirc te d 039 Ivoire 101 0 3 Gambia 3 1 0 Ghana 137 3 1 Guinea 8 0 0 Guinea Bissau 2 0 0 Liberia 3 0 0 Mali 18 0 0 Niger 10 1 0 Nigeria 81 1 3 Senegal 130 0 18 Togo 28 1 1
    Coronavirus – Africa: 46 countries reporting a total COVID-19 3,977 cases, 117 deaths, and 286 recoveries
     Countries 46 reporting a total COVID 19 3 977 cases 117 deaths and 286 recoveries by region nbsp Central 200 cases 9 deaths 6 recoveries nbsp Cameroon 92 2 2 Central African Republic 6 0 3 Chad 5 0 0 Congo 19 0 0 DRC 58 6 1 Equatorial Guinea 13 0 0 Gabon 7 1 0 Eastern 301 4 6 Djibouti 14 0 0 Eritrea 6 0 0 Ethiopia 16 0 4 Kenya 38 1 1 Madagascar 28 0 0 Mauritius 94 2 0 Rwanda 54 0 0 Seychelles 7 0 0 Somalia 3 0 0 Sudan 5 1 0 Tanzania 13 0 1 Uganda 23 0 0 Northern 1 534 85 205 Algeria 409 26 77 Egypt 536 30 116 Libya 1 0 0 Mauritania 3 0 0 Morocco 358 23 11 Tunisia 227 6 1 Southern 1 230 2 31 Angola 3 0 0 Eswatini 8 0 0 Mozambique 8 0 0 nbsp Namibia 6 0 0 South Africa 1 170 1 31 Zambia 28 0 0 Zimbabwe 7 1 0 Western 712 17 38 Benin 6 0 0 Burkina Faso 180 9 12 Cape Verde 5 1 0 C ocirc te d 039 Ivoire 101 0 3 Gambia 3 1 0 Ghana 137 3 1 Guinea 8 0 0 Guinea Bissau 2 0 0 Liberia 3 0 0 Mali 18 0 0 Niger 10 1 0 Nigeria 81 1 3 Senegal 130 0 18 Togo 28 1 1
    Coronavirus – Africa: 46 countries reporting a total COVID-19 3,977 cases, 117 deaths, and 286 recoveries
    Africa3 years ago

    Coronavirus – Africa: 46 countries reporting a total COVID-19 3,977 cases, 117 deaths, and 286 recoveries


    Countries (46) reporting a total COVID-19 3,977 cases, 117 deaths, and 286 recoveries by region: 


    Central (200 cases, 9 deaths, 6 recoveries):  Cameroon (92, 2, 2), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (5, 0, 0), Congo (19, 0, 0), DRC (58, 6, 1), Equatorial Guinea (13, 0, 0), Gabon (7, 1, 0).

    Eastern (301, 4, 6): Djibouti (14, 0, 0), Eritrea (6, 0, 0), Ethiopia (16, 0, 4), Kenya (38, 1, 1), Madagascar (28, 0, 0), Mauritius (94, 2, 0), Rwanda (54, 0, 0), Seychelles (7, 0, 0), Somalia (3, 0, 0), Sudan (5, 1, 0), Tanzania (13, 0, 1), Uganda (23, 0, 0).

    Northern (1,534, 85, 205): Algeria (409, 26, 77), Egypt (536, 30, 116), Libya (1, 0, 0), Mauritania (3, 0, 0), Morocco (358, 23, 11), Tunisia (227, 6, 1).

    Southern (1,230, 2, 31): Angola (3, 0, 0 ), Eswatini (8, 0, 0), Mozambique (8, 0, 0),  Namibia (6, 0, 0), South Africa (1,170, 1, 31), Zambia (28, 0, 0), Zimbabwe (7, 1, 0).

    Western (712, 17, 38): Benin (6, 0, 0), Burkina Faso (180, 9, 12), Cape Verde (5, 1, 0), Côte d'Ivoire (101, 0, 3), Gambia (3, 1, 0), Ghana (137, 3, 1), Guinea (8, 0, 0), Guinea-Bissau (2, 0, 0), Liberia (3, 0, 0), Mali (18, 0, 0), Niger (10, 1, 0), Nigeria (81, 1, 3), Senegal (130, 0, 18), Togo (28, 1, 1).

  •  Countries 46 reporting a total COVID 19 3 924 cases 117 deaths and 276 recoveries by region nbsp Central 200 cases 9 deaths 6 recoveries nbsp Cameroon 92 2 2 Central African Republic 6 0 3 Chad 5 0 0 Congo 19 0 0 DRC 58 6 1 Equatorial Guinea 13 0 0 Gabon 7 1 0 Eastern 288 4 5 Djibouti 12 0 0 Eritrea 6 0 0 Ethiopia 16 0 4 Kenya 31 1 1 Madagascar 26 0 0 Mauritius 94 2 0 Rwanda 54 0 0 Seychelles 7 0 0 Somalia 3 0 0 Sudan 3 1 0 Tanzania 13 0 0 Uganda 23 0 0 Northern 1 522 85 205 Algeria 409 26 77 Egypt 536 30 116 Libya 1 0 0 Mauritania 3 0 0 Morocco 346 23 11 Tunisia 227 6 1 Southern 1 223 2 31 Angola 3 0 0 Eswatini 8 0 0 Mozambique 7 0 0 nbsp Namibia 6 0 0 South Africa 1 170 1 31 Zambia 22 0 0 Zimbabwe 7 1 0 Western 691 17 29 Benin 6 0 0 Burkina Faso 180 9 12 Cape Verde 5 1 0 C ocirc te d 039 Ivoire 101 0 3 Gambia 3 1 0 Ghana 137 3 1 Guinea 8 0 0 Guinea Bissau 2 0 0 Liberia 3 0 0 Mali 11 0 0 Niger 10 1 0 Nigeria 81 1 3 Senegal 119 0 9 Togo 25 1 1 Africa CDC inadvertently reported 130 recoveries instead of 116 for Egypt on 27 March 20 South Africa corrected their total deaths reported on 27 March 20 from 2 to 1 all correct values now listed
    Coronavirus – Africa: 46 countries reporting a total COVID-19 3,924 cases, 117 deaths, and 276 recoveries
     Countries 46 reporting a total COVID 19 3 924 cases 117 deaths and 276 recoveries by region nbsp Central 200 cases 9 deaths 6 recoveries nbsp Cameroon 92 2 2 Central African Republic 6 0 3 Chad 5 0 0 Congo 19 0 0 DRC 58 6 1 Equatorial Guinea 13 0 0 Gabon 7 1 0 Eastern 288 4 5 Djibouti 12 0 0 Eritrea 6 0 0 Ethiopia 16 0 4 Kenya 31 1 1 Madagascar 26 0 0 Mauritius 94 2 0 Rwanda 54 0 0 Seychelles 7 0 0 Somalia 3 0 0 Sudan 3 1 0 Tanzania 13 0 0 Uganda 23 0 0 Northern 1 522 85 205 Algeria 409 26 77 Egypt 536 30 116 Libya 1 0 0 Mauritania 3 0 0 Morocco 346 23 11 Tunisia 227 6 1 Southern 1 223 2 31 Angola 3 0 0 Eswatini 8 0 0 Mozambique 7 0 0 nbsp Namibia 6 0 0 South Africa 1 170 1 31 Zambia 22 0 0 Zimbabwe 7 1 0 Western 691 17 29 Benin 6 0 0 Burkina Faso 180 9 12 Cape Verde 5 1 0 C ocirc te d 039 Ivoire 101 0 3 Gambia 3 1 0 Ghana 137 3 1 Guinea 8 0 0 Guinea Bissau 2 0 0 Liberia 3 0 0 Mali 11 0 0 Niger 10 1 0 Nigeria 81 1 3 Senegal 119 0 9 Togo 25 1 1 Africa CDC inadvertently reported 130 recoveries instead of 116 for Egypt on 27 March 20 South Africa corrected their total deaths reported on 27 March 20 from 2 to 1 all correct values now listed
    Coronavirus – Africa: 46 countries reporting a total COVID-19 3,924 cases, 117 deaths, and 276 recoveries
    Africa3 years ago

    Coronavirus – Africa: 46 countries reporting a total COVID-19 3,924 cases, 117 deaths, and 276 recoveries


    Countries (46) reporting a total COVID-19 3,924 cases, 117 deaths, and 276 recoveries by region: 

    Central (200 cases, 9 deaths, 6 recoveries):  Cameroon (92, 2, 2), Central African Republic (6, 0, 3), Chad (5, 0, 0), Congo (19, 0, 0), DRC (58, 6, 1), Equatorial Guinea (13, 0, 0), Gabon (7, 1, 0)

    Eastern (288, 4, 5): Djibouti (12, 0, 0), Eritrea (6, 0, 0), Ethiopia (16, 0, 4), Kenya (31, 1, 1), Madagascar (26, 0, 0), Mauritius (94, 2, 0), Rwanda (54, 0, 0), Seychelles (7, 0, 0), Somalia (3, 0, 0), Sudan (3, 1, 0), Tanzania (13, 0, 0), Uganda (23, 0, 0)

    Northern (1,522, 85, 205): Algeria (409, 26, 77), Egypt* (536, 30, 116), Libya (1, 0, 0), Mauritania (3, 0, 0), Morocco (346, 23, 11), Tunisia (227, 6, 1)

    Southern (1,223, 2, 31): Angola (3, 0, 0 ), Eswatini (8, 0, 0), Mozambique (7, 0, 0),  Namibia (6, 0, 0), South Africa* (1,170, 1, 31), Zambia (22, 0, 0), Zimbabwe (7, 1, 0)

    Western (691, 17, 29): Benin (6, 0, 0), Burkina Faso (180, 9, 12), Cape Verde (5, 1, 0), Côte d'Ivoire (101, 0, 3), Gambia (3, 1, 0), Ghana (137, 3, 1), Guinea (8, 0, 0), Guinea-Bissau (2, 0, 0), Liberia (3, 0, 0), Mali (11, 0, 0), Niger (10, 1, 0), Nigeria (81, 1, 3), Senegal (119, 0, 9), Togo (25, 1, 1).

    * Africa CDC inadvertently reported 130 recoveries instead of 116 for Egypt on 27 March 20; South Africa corrected their total deaths reported on 27 March 20 from 2 to 1 - all correct values now listed.

  •  Amid the current COVID 19 outbreak in Burkina Faso ndash the country most affected by the crisis in West Africa ndash the International Organization for Migration IOM is increasingly concerned about the impact the disease could have on those already severely impacted by the ongoing humanitarian crisis IOM is scaling up its response recently providing 100 emergency shelters to some 700 internally displaced persons IDPs and Malian asylum seekers in the north of the country Many of those forced to flee from violence in Mali in 2019 and 2020 have been doubly displaced since seeking refuge in Burkina Faso last year ldquo We are concerned that increased displacement creates a fertile ground for more tensions among the population and leads to a spill over of the conflict in new areas rdquo said Abibatou Wane IOM Burkina Faso Chief of Mission ldquo Furthermore poor hygiene conditions in displacement sites severely increase the risk that COVID 19 may spread within displaced communities rdquo added Wane Burkina Faso has reported 152 cases of COVID 19 and four deaths since the disease reached its territory Thus far no COVID 19 case has been reported in any displacement site In its 2020 response plan IOM appealed for USD 30 million to provide immediate assistance to populations in northern Burkina Faso The Organization has already begun to provide emergency shelters and psychosocial support in the Centre Nord Sahel and Nord regions According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview 5 2 million people are affected by the crisis in Burkina Faso and some 2 2 million people need assistance The humanitarian community requires USD 312 million to meet the needs of the 1 8 million people targeted in this interagency response A deadly attack earlier this month 07 03 in the northern villages of Barga Dinguila Peulh and Ramdolla Peulh left 43 people dead and seven severely wounded Many others fled ndash displaced to Ouahigouya the region rsquo s capital Nearly three weeks after that attack more than 6 000 people from surrounding villages today also are displaced This number comes on top of the almost 52 000 internally displaced persons registered in the region by the country rsquo s National Council for Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation An additional 3 000 persons are expected to arrive in Ouahigouya in coming days ldquo Despite collective advocacy efforts the necessary additional resources are yet to be made available to implement life saving interventions in Ouahiguya rdquo warned Wane The majority of IDPs in the region do not have relatives in the affected areas and lack access to housing in host communities They are seeking shelter among populations already struggling to meet their own basic needs There is an urgent need for food emergency shelter water sanitation and hygiene WASH services health and psychosocial support and protection activities ldquo People who fled their villages and the frontline of the conflict are now living in dire conditions in the temporary collective site in Ouahigouya and surrounding host communities rdquo Wane concluded To face this current situation local and national authorities have identified a temporary site to host the newcomers With over 780 000 IDPs recorded nation wide it is of utmost importance that national partners working with IOM invest in collective site management social cohesion and community stabilization This support is made possible thanks to the United States Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration PRM
    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) calls for increased support for displaced amidst deteriorating humanitarian crisis, emergence of COVID-19 in Burkina Faso
     Amid the current COVID 19 outbreak in Burkina Faso ndash the country most affected by the crisis in West Africa ndash the International Organization for Migration IOM is increasingly concerned about the impact the disease could have on those already severely impacted by the ongoing humanitarian crisis IOM is scaling up its response recently providing 100 emergency shelters to some 700 internally displaced persons IDPs and Malian asylum seekers in the north of the country Many of those forced to flee from violence in Mali in 2019 and 2020 have been doubly displaced since seeking refuge in Burkina Faso last year ldquo We are concerned that increased displacement creates a fertile ground for more tensions among the population and leads to a spill over of the conflict in new areas rdquo said Abibatou Wane IOM Burkina Faso Chief of Mission ldquo Furthermore poor hygiene conditions in displacement sites severely increase the risk that COVID 19 may spread within displaced communities rdquo added Wane Burkina Faso has reported 152 cases of COVID 19 and four deaths since the disease reached its territory Thus far no COVID 19 case has been reported in any displacement site In its 2020 response plan IOM appealed for USD 30 million to provide immediate assistance to populations in northern Burkina Faso The Organization has already begun to provide emergency shelters and psychosocial support in the Centre Nord Sahel and Nord regions According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview 5 2 million people are affected by the crisis in Burkina Faso and some 2 2 million people need assistance The humanitarian community requires USD 312 million to meet the needs of the 1 8 million people targeted in this interagency response A deadly attack earlier this month 07 03 in the northern villages of Barga Dinguila Peulh and Ramdolla Peulh left 43 people dead and seven severely wounded Many others fled ndash displaced to Ouahigouya the region rsquo s capital Nearly three weeks after that attack more than 6 000 people from surrounding villages today also are displaced This number comes on top of the almost 52 000 internally displaced persons registered in the region by the country rsquo s National Council for Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation An additional 3 000 persons are expected to arrive in Ouahigouya in coming days ldquo Despite collective advocacy efforts the necessary additional resources are yet to be made available to implement life saving interventions in Ouahiguya rdquo warned Wane The majority of IDPs in the region do not have relatives in the affected areas and lack access to housing in host communities They are seeking shelter among populations already struggling to meet their own basic needs There is an urgent need for food emergency shelter water sanitation and hygiene WASH services health and psychosocial support and protection activities ldquo People who fled their villages and the frontline of the conflict are now living in dire conditions in the temporary collective site in Ouahigouya and surrounding host communities rdquo Wane concluded To face this current situation local and national authorities have identified a temporary site to host the newcomers With over 780 000 IDPs recorded nation wide it is of utmost importance that national partners working with IOM invest in collective site management social cohesion and community stabilization This support is made possible thanks to the United States Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration PRM
    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) calls for increased support for displaced amidst deteriorating humanitarian crisis, emergence of COVID-19 in Burkina Faso
    Africa3 years ago

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) calls for increased support for displaced amidst deteriorating humanitarian crisis, emergence of COVID-19 in Burkina Faso



    Amid the current COVID-19 outbreak in Burkina Faso – the country most affected by the crisis in West Africa – the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is increasingly concerned about the impact the disease could have on those already severely impacted by the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

    IOM is scaling up its response, recently providing 100 emergency shelters to some 700 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and Malian asylum seekers in the north of the country. Many of those forced to flee from violence in Mali in 2019 and 2020 have been doubly displaced since seeking refuge in Burkina Faso last year.

    “We are concerned that increased displacement creates a fertile ground for more tensions among the population and leads to a spill-over of the conflict in new areas,” said Abibatou Wane, IOM Burkina Faso Chief of Mission.

    “Furthermore, poor hygiene conditions in displacement sites severely increase the risk that COVID-19 may spread within displaced communities,” added Wane.

    Burkina Faso has reported 152 cases of COVID-19, and four deaths, since the disease reached its territory. Thus far, no COVID-19 case has been reported in any displacement site.

    In its 2020 response plan, IOM appealed for USD 30 million to provide immediate assistance to populations in northern Burkina Faso. The Organization has already begun to provide emergency shelters and psychosocial support in the Centre Nord, Sahel and Nord regions.

    According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview, 5.2 million people are affected by the crisis in Burkina Faso and some 2.2 million people need assistance. The humanitarian community requires USD 312 million to meet the needs of the 1.8 million people targeted in this interagency response.

    A deadly attack earlier this month (07/03) in the northern villages of Barga, Dinguila-Peulh and Ramdolla-Peulh left 43 people dead and seven severely wounded. Many others fled – displaced to Ouahigouya, the region’s capital.

    Nearly three weeks after that attack, more than 6,000 people from surrounding villages today also are displaced. This number comes on top of the almost 52,000 internally displaced persons registered in the region by the country’s National Council for Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation.

    An additional 3,000 persons are expected to arrive in Ouahigouya in coming days.

    “Despite collective advocacy efforts, the necessary additional resources are yet to be made available to implement life-saving interventions in Ouahiguya,” warned Wane.

    The majority of IDPs in the region do not have relatives in the affected areas and lack access to housing in host communities. They are seeking shelter among populations already struggling to meet their own basic needs. There is an urgent need for food, emergency shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, health and psychosocial support, and protection activities.

    “People who fled their villages and the frontline of the conflict are now living in dire conditions in the temporary collective site in Ouahigouya and surrounding host communities,” Wane concluded.

    To face this current situation, local and national authorities have identified a temporary site to host the newcomers. With over 780,000 IDPs recorded nation-wide, it is of utmost importance that national partners working with IOM invest in collective site management, social cohesion and community stabilization.

    This support is made possible thanks to the United States Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM).

  •  Amid the current COVID 19 outbreak in Burkina Faso ndash the nbsp country nbsp most affected nbsp by the crisis nbsp in West Africa nbsp ndash the International Organization for Migration IOM nbsp is nbsp increasingly concerned about the impact the disease could have on those already severely nbsp impacted nbsp by nbsp the ongoing nbsp humanitarian crisis IOM is scaling up nbsp its response recently providing nbsp 100 emergency shelters nbsp to nbsp some 700 internally displaced persons IDPs and Malian asylum seekers in nbsp the north of the country nbsp Many of those forced to flee from nbsp violence in Mali nbsp in 2019 and 2020 nbsp have been nbsp doubly nbsp displaced nbsp since seeking refuge in Burkina Faso nbsp last year ldquo We are concerned that increased displacement creates a fertile ground for more tensions among the population and leads to a spill over of the conflict in new areas rdquo said nbsp Abibatou nbsp Wane IOM Burkina Faso Chief of Mission nbsp ldquo Furthermore poor hygiene conditions in displacement sites nbsp severely nbsp increase nbsp the risk nbsp that nbsp COVID 19 nbsp may spread nbsp within nbsp displaced nbsp communities rdquo nbsp added Wane nbsp Burkina Faso has nbsp reported 152 cases of COVID 19 and four deaths since the disease reached its territory nbsp Thus nbsp far no COVID 19 case has been reported in nbsp any nbsp displacement site nbsp In its nbsp 2020 nbsp response plan IOM appealed for USD 30 million to provide immediate assistance to populations in northern Burkina Faso The Organization has already nbsp begun to provide nbsp emergency shelters and psychosocial support in the Centre Nord Sahel and Nord regions According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview 5 2 million people are affected by the crisis in Burkina Faso nbsp and nbsp some 2 2 million people need assistance nbsp The humanitarian community requires USD 312 nbsp million nbsp to meet the needs of the nbsp 1 8 million people targeted nbsp in nbsp this nbsp interagency response nbsp A nbsp deadly attack earlier this month 07 03 in the nbsp northern nbsp villages of nbsp Barga nbsp Dinguila Peulh nbsp and nbsp Ramdolla Peulh nbsp left nbsp 43 nbsp people nbsp dead nbsp and nbsp seven nbsp severely wounded nbsp Many nbsp others nbsp fled nbsp ndash displaced nbsp to nbsp Ouahigouya the region rsquo s capital nbsp nbsp nbsp Nearly three nbsp weeks after nbsp that nbsp attack more than 6 000 people nbsp from surrounding villages nbsp today nbsp also nbsp are nbsp displaced This number comes on top of the almost 52 000 internally displaced nbsp persons nbsp registered in the region by nbsp the nbsp country rsquo s nbsp National Council for Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation nbsp nbsp An additional 3 000 persons are expected to arrive in nbsp Ouahigouya nbsp in coming days nbsp ldquo Despite collective advocacy efforts the necessary additional resources are yet to be made available to implement life saving interventions in nbsp Ouahiguya rdquo nbsp warned nbsp Wane nbsp The majority of IDPs in the region do not have relatives in the affected areas and lack access nbsp to housing in host communities nbsp They nbsp are seeking nbsp shelter nbsp among nbsp populations nbsp already struggling to meet their nbsp own nbsp basic needs nbsp There is an urgent need nbsp for nbsp food emergency shelter nbsp water sanitation and hygiene WASH nbsp services health and psychosocial support and protection activities nbsp ldquo People who fled their villages and the nbsp frontline of the nbsp conflict are now living in dire conditions in the temporary collective site in nbsp Ouahigouya nbsp and surrounding host communities rdquo Wane concluded nbsp To face this current situation local and national authorities have identified a temporary site to host the newcomers With over 780 000 IDPs recorded nation wide it is of utmost importance nbsp that national partners nbsp working with nbsp IOM invest in collective site management social cohesion and community stabilization nbsp This support is made possible thanks to the United States nbsp Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration PRM nbsp
    Coronavirus – Burkina Faso: International Organization for Migration (IOM) Calls for Increased Support for Displaced Amidst Deteriorating Humanitarian Crisis, Emergence of COVID-19 in Burkina Faso
     Amid the current COVID 19 outbreak in Burkina Faso ndash the nbsp country nbsp most affected nbsp by the crisis nbsp in West Africa nbsp ndash the International Organization for Migration IOM nbsp is nbsp increasingly concerned about the impact the disease could have on those already severely nbsp impacted nbsp by nbsp the ongoing nbsp humanitarian crisis IOM is scaling up nbsp its response recently providing nbsp 100 emergency shelters nbsp to nbsp some 700 internally displaced persons IDPs and Malian asylum seekers in nbsp the north of the country nbsp Many of those forced to flee from nbsp violence in Mali nbsp in 2019 and 2020 nbsp have been nbsp doubly nbsp displaced nbsp since seeking refuge in Burkina Faso nbsp last year ldquo We are concerned that increased displacement creates a fertile ground for more tensions among the population and leads to a spill over of the conflict in new areas rdquo said nbsp Abibatou nbsp Wane IOM Burkina Faso Chief of Mission nbsp ldquo Furthermore poor hygiene conditions in displacement sites nbsp severely nbsp increase nbsp the risk nbsp that nbsp COVID 19 nbsp may spread nbsp within nbsp displaced nbsp communities rdquo nbsp added Wane nbsp Burkina Faso has nbsp reported 152 cases of COVID 19 and four deaths since the disease reached its territory nbsp Thus nbsp far no COVID 19 case has been reported in nbsp any nbsp displacement site nbsp In its nbsp 2020 nbsp response plan IOM appealed for USD 30 million to provide immediate assistance to populations in northern Burkina Faso The Organization has already nbsp begun to provide nbsp emergency shelters and psychosocial support in the Centre Nord Sahel and Nord regions According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview 5 2 million people are affected by the crisis in Burkina Faso nbsp and nbsp some 2 2 million people need assistance nbsp The humanitarian community requires USD 312 nbsp million nbsp to meet the needs of the nbsp 1 8 million people targeted nbsp in nbsp this nbsp interagency response nbsp A nbsp deadly attack earlier this month 07 03 in the nbsp northern nbsp villages of nbsp Barga nbsp Dinguila Peulh nbsp and nbsp Ramdolla Peulh nbsp left nbsp 43 nbsp people nbsp dead nbsp and nbsp seven nbsp severely wounded nbsp Many nbsp others nbsp fled nbsp ndash displaced nbsp to nbsp Ouahigouya the region rsquo s capital nbsp nbsp nbsp Nearly three nbsp weeks after nbsp that nbsp attack more than 6 000 people nbsp from surrounding villages nbsp today nbsp also nbsp are nbsp displaced This number comes on top of the almost 52 000 internally displaced nbsp persons nbsp registered in the region by nbsp the nbsp country rsquo s nbsp National Council for Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation nbsp nbsp An additional 3 000 persons are expected to arrive in nbsp Ouahigouya nbsp in coming days nbsp ldquo Despite collective advocacy efforts the necessary additional resources are yet to be made available to implement life saving interventions in nbsp Ouahiguya rdquo nbsp warned nbsp Wane nbsp The majority of IDPs in the region do not have relatives in the affected areas and lack access nbsp to housing in host communities nbsp They nbsp are seeking nbsp shelter nbsp among nbsp populations nbsp already struggling to meet their nbsp own nbsp basic needs nbsp There is an urgent need nbsp for nbsp food emergency shelter nbsp water sanitation and hygiene WASH nbsp services health and psychosocial support and protection activities nbsp ldquo People who fled their villages and the nbsp frontline of the nbsp conflict are now living in dire conditions in the temporary collective site in nbsp Ouahigouya nbsp and surrounding host communities rdquo Wane concluded nbsp To face this current situation local and national authorities have identified a temporary site to host the newcomers With over 780 000 IDPs recorded nation wide it is of utmost importance nbsp that national partners nbsp working with nbsp IOM invest in collective site management social cohesion and community stabilization nbsp This support is made possible thanks to the United States nbsp Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration PRM nbsp
    Coronavirus – Burkina Faso: International Organization for Migration (IOM) Calls for Increased Support for Displaced Amidst Deteriorating Humanitarian Crisis, Emergence of COVID-19 in Burkina Faso
    Africa3 years ago

    Coronavirus – Burkina Faso: International Organization for Migration (IOM) Calls for Increased Support for Displaced Amidst Deteriorating Humanitarian Crisis, Emergence of COVID-19 in Burkina Faso


    Amid the current COVID-19 outbreak in Burkina Faso – the country most affected by the crisis in West Africa – the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is increasingly concerned about the impact the disease could have on those already severely impacted by the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

    IOM is scaling up its response, recently providing 100 emergency shelters to some 700 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and Malian asylum seekers in the north of the country. Many of those forced to flee from violence in Mali in 2019 and 2020 have been doubly displaced since seeking refuge in Burkina Faso last year.

    “We are concerned that increased displacement creates a fertile ground for more tensions among the population and leads to a spill-over of the conflict in new areas,” said Abibatou Wane, IOM Burkina Faso Chief of Mission. 

    “Furthermore, poor hygiene conditions in displacement sites severely increase the risk that COVID-19 may spread within displaced communities,” added Wane. 

    Burkina Faso has reported 152 cases of COVID-19, and four deaths, since the disease reached its territory. Thus far, no COVID-19 case has been reported in any displacement site. 

    In its 2020 response plan, IOM appealed for USD 30 million to provide immediate assistance to populations in northern Burkina Faso. The Organization has already begun to provide emergency shelters and psychosocial support in the Centre Nord, Sahel and Nord regions.

    According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview, 5.2 million people are affected by the crisis in Burkina Faso and some 2.2 million people need assistance. The humanitarian community requires USD 312 million to meet the needs of the 1.8 million people targeted in this interagency response. 

    A deadly attack earlier this month (07/03) in the northern villages of Barga, Dinguila-Peulh and Ramdolla-Peulh left 43 people dead and seven severely wounded. Many others fled – displaced to Ouahigouya, the region’s capital.   

    Nearly three weeks after that attack, more than 6,000 people from surrounding villages today also are displaced. This number comes on top of the almost 52,000 internally displaced persons registered in the region by the country’s National Council for Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation.  

    An additional 3,000 persons are expected to arrive in Ouahigouya in coming days. 

    “Despite collective advocacy efforts, the necessary additional resources are yet to be made available to implement life-saving interventions in Ouahiguya,” warned Wane. 

    The majority of IDPs in the region do not have relatives in the affected areas and lack access to housing in host communities. They are seeking shelter among populations already struggling to meet their own basic needs. There is an urgent need for food, emergency shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services, health and psychosocial support, and protection activities. 

    “People who fled their villages and the frontline of the conflict are now living in dire conditions in the temporary collective site in Ouahigouya and surrounding host communities,” Wane concluded. 

    To face this current situation, local and national authorities have identified a temporary site to host the newcomers. With over 780,000 IDPs recorded nation-wide, it is of utmost importance that national partners working with IOM invest in collective site management, social cohesion and community stabilization. 

    This support is made possible thanks to the United States Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM). 

  •   With over 40 African countries currently battling with confirmed COVID 19 cases South Africa tops the chart of the deadly virus within the continent as shown in data compiled by Johns Hopkins University Nigeria News Agency reports that the John Hopkins University tally indicates that South Africa holds the top spot in African countries with 927 cases surpassing Egypt which previously had the highest number of cases As at the time of filing this report on Friday Egypt has a total number of 495 in confirmed cases followed by 367 cases in Algeria Also figures released by worldometers infoon fatalities indicate that Algeria currently has the highest number of deaths with 25 followed closely by Egypt with 24 deaths while South Africa has recorded zero deaths The worldometers info tally shows that Egypt has the highest number of recovered cases with 102 with Algeria and South Africa recording 29 and 12 recovered cases respectively Other countries with over 100 confirmed cases as indicated by John Hopkins University and worldometers info include Morocco with 275 infected persons Tunisia 197 Burkina Faso 152 Ghana 132 and Senegal recording 105 in infected persons Country with least number of confirmed cases within the continent is Libya with only one infected person while Somalia and Guinea Bissau have two recorded cases each Other African countries with confirmed cases of the novel conronavirus are Ivory Coast Mauritius Kenya Rwanda Togo Zambia Zimbabwe Uganda Tanzania Ethiopia Mali Liberia Congo and Central Africa Republic NAN also reports that Nigeria has not remained unaffected by the raging pandemic with 65 confirmed cases including three recovered cases and one death The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC on Thursday evening reported additional 14 new cases The NCDC on its official Twitter page NCDCgov said that the confirmed cases were recorded in Lagos Bauchi and the FCT Fourteen new cases of COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria 1 in FCT 1 in Bauchi and 12 in Lagos Of the 14 6 were detected on a vessel 3 are returning travellers ans 2 are close contacts of confirmed cases the agency tweeted The NCDC in its TakeResponsibility campaign emphasised hand washing self isolation information sharing from official sources avoiding large gatherings and social distancing to prevent and contain the virus NAN also reports that a total of 532 788 confirmed COVID 19 cases have been recorded worldwide with US overtaking China the original epicentre of the pandemic According to the John Hopkins University data the death toll has hit 24 077 globally while the virus has spread to 176 countries Edited By Ismail Abdulaziz NAN
    Global coronavirus cases exceeds 500,000 as SA tops chart in Africa
      With over 40 African countries currently battling with confirmed COVID 19 cases South Africa tops the chart of the deadly virus within the continent as shown in data compiled by Johns Hopkins University Nigeria News Agency reports that the John Hopkins University tally indicates that South Africa holds the top spot in African countries with 927 cases surpassing Egypt which previously had the highest number of cases As at the time of filing this report on Friday Egypt has a total number of 495 in confirmed cases followed by 367 cases in Algeria Also figures released by worldometers infoon fatalities indicate that Algeria currently has the highest number of deaths with 25 followed closely by Egypt with 24 deaths while South Africa has recorded zero deaths The worldometers info tally shows that Egypt has the highest number of recovered cases with 102 with Algeria and South Africa recording 29 and 12 recovered cases respectively Other countries with over 100 confirmed cases as indicated by John Hopkins University and worldometers info include Morocco with 275 infected persons Tunisia 197 Burkina Faso 152 Ghana 132 and Senegal recording 105 in infected persons Country with least number of confirmed cases within the continent is Libya with only one infected person while Somalia and Guinea Bissau have two recorded cases each Other African countries with confirmed cases of the novel conronavirus are Ivory Coast Mauritius Kenya Rwanda Togo Zambia Zimbabwe Uganda Tanzania Ethiopia Mali Liberia Congo and Central Africa Republic NAN also reports that Nigeria has not remained unaffected by the raging pandemic with 65 confirmed cases including three recovered cases and one death The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC on Thursday evening reported additional 14 new cases The NCDC on its official Twitter page NCDCgov said that the confirmed cases were recorded in Lagos Bauchi and the FCT Fourteen new cases of COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria 1 in FCT 1 in Bauchi and 12 in Lagos Of the 14 6 were detected on a vessel 3 are returning travellers ans 2 are close contacts of confirmed cases the agency tweeted The NCDC in its TakeResponsibility campaign emphasised hand washing self isolation information sharing from official sources avoiding large gatherings and social distancing to prevent and contain the virus NAN also reports that a total of 532 788 confirmed COVID 19 cases have been recorded worldwide with US overtaking China the original epicentre of the pandemic According to the John Hopkins University data the death toll has hit 24 077 globally while the virus has spread to 176 countries Edited By Ismail Abdulaziz NAN
    Global coronavirus cases exceeds 500,000 as SA tops chart in Africa
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    Global coronavirus cases exceeds 500,000 as SA tops chart in Africa

     With over 40 African countries currently battling with confirmed COVID-19 cases, South Africa tops the chart of the deadly virus within the continent as shown in data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

    Nigeria News Agency reports that the John Hopkins University tally indicates that South Africa holds the top spot in African countries with 927 cases, surpassing Egypt which previously had the highest number of cases.

    As at the time of filing this report on Friday,  Egypt has a total number of 495 in confirmed cases followed by 367 cases in Algeria.

    Also figures released by worldometers.infoon fatalities indicate that Algeria  currently has the highest number of deaths with 25 followed closely by Egypt with 24 deaths while South  Africa has recorded zero deaths.

    The worldometers.info tally shows that Egypt has the highest number of recovered cases with 102, with Algeria and South Africa recording 29 and 12 recovered cases respectively.

    Other countries with over 100 confirmed cases as indicated by John Hopkins University and worldometers.info include Morocco with 275 infected persons, Tunisia 197, Burkina Faso 152, Ghana 132 and Senegal recording 105 in infected persons.

    Country with least number of confirmed cases within the continent is Libya with only one infected person, while Somalia and Guinea Bissau have two recorded cases each.

    Other African countries with confirmed cases of the  novel conronavirus are Ivory Coast, Mauritius, Kenya, Rwanda, Togo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mali, Liberia, Congo and Central Africa Republic.

    NAN also reports that Nigeria has not remained unaffected by the raging pandemic with 65 confirmed cases including three recovered cases and one death.

    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday evening reported additional 14 new cases.

    The NCDC on its official Twitter page, @NCDCgov, said that the confirmed cases were recorded in Lagos, Bauchi and the FCT.

    “Fourteen new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 1 in FCT, 1 in Bauchi and 12 in Lagos.

    “Of the 14, 6 were detected on a vessel, 3 are returning travellers ans 2 are close contacts of confirmed cases,” the agency tweeted.

    The NCDC in its #TakeResponsibility campaign emphasised hand washing, self-isolation,  information sharing from official sources, avoiding large gatherings and social distancing to prevent and contain the virus.

    NAN also reports that a total of 532, 788 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been recorded worldwide, with US overtaking China, the original epicentre of the pandemic.

    According to the John Hopkins University data, the death toll has hit 24,077 globally while the virus has spread to 176 countries.


    Edited By: Ismail Abdulaziz
    (NAN)