Total Active Cases
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 2, 2020/APO Group/ --
African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (945,882), deaths (19,983), and recoveries (603,687) by region:
Central (48,928 cases; 941 deaths; 34,501 recoveries): Burundi (395; 1; 304), Cameroon (17,255; 387; 15,320), CAR (4,614; 59;
Spanish-speaking Equatorial Guinea is one of the most under-reported telecoms markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. To right the balance a little this week we're running a translation of an interview in CIO Magazine with Dr Oscar Ondo Ngomo Nchama, D-G of the public sector telco GITGE.
When the new coronavirus hit Tanzania in mid-April, President John Magufuli called for three days of national prayer to seek God’s protection from the scourge. Barely a month later, he claimed victory over the disease and invited tourists to return to his East African nation.
In Equatorial Guinea, a country ruled with an iron fist for four decades, the strain of living under one of Africa's toughest coronavirus confinements is starting to tell. Nearly two months ago, 78-year-old President Teodoro Obiang Nguema imposed lockdowns on the two largest cities -- Bata and the
COVID-19 is causing tragic loss of life and has disrupted our social and economic order at lightning speed on a scale that we have not seen in living memory. The IMF is working closely with its members to meet their need for emergency financing, while sustaining its fight against corruption and the misuse of urgently needed financial support. In this time of crisis, it is more important than ever to ensure that resources are used to protect lives and livelihoods.
Roughly 25 percent of the world’s 1.2 million COVID-19 cases have been reported in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins figures Sunday morning. New York is the U.S. state hardest hit by the coronavirus, where it has claimed more than 3,500 lives. Public health experts say the situation is about to get worse, not only for New York, but for the rest of the United States as well. While New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state is about seven days away from its apex of the health crisis, U.S. President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the U.S.
YAOUNDE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tomato farmer Gregory Ngwana is used to good years. But this season, wild weather - too little rainfall and then too much - has paired with Cameroon's coronavirus lockdown to slash harvests, make transport difficult and drive away buyers.
More than one million livestock being transported from Cameroon and Chad for Eid al-Adha, the Muslim feast of sacrifice, have been blocked at the borders with Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria. Cameroon’s neighboring states are refusing imports due to COVID-19, forcing livestock merchants who depend on the annual festival, known locally as Tabaski, to sell at cut-rate prices. Spokesperson for the Central African Association of Cattle Sellers Clementina Ondo said their trade was already crumbling because of COVID-19. The situation is made worse, she said, because border authorities are
African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (433,268) deaths (10,654), and recoveries (208,157) by region: Central (35,471 cases; 762 deaths; 18,610 recoveries): Burundi (191; 1; 128), Cameroon** (12,592; 313; 10,100), CAR (3,823; 48; 816), Chad (871; 74; 786), Congo (1,382; 41; 486), DRC (7,311; 179; 2,684), Equatorial Guinea (3,071; 51; 842), Gabon (5,513; 42; 2,508), Sao Tome & Principe (717; 13; 260) Eastern (38,348; 1,111; 18,357): Comoros (309; 7; 241), Djibouti (4,736;
The World Health Organization called on African countries Thursday to take comprehensive safety measures to “mitigate a surge” in COVID-19 cases, as nations resume air travel. The African economy, which is heavily reliant on travel and tourism, has been struck hard by the global pandemic. “Air travel is vital to the economic health of countries,” Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO’s regional director for Africa, said Thursday in a press release. “But as we take to the skies again, we cannot let our guard down.
Equatorial Guinea has ordered the World Health Organization (WHO) representative in that country to leave. The said official Triphonie Nkurunziza is accused by Equatorial Guinea authorities of falsifying the country’s Covid-19 case tally. According to an AFP news agency reporting, this directive was contained in a document from the foreign ministry and confirmed by a […]
AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Three more Mainers have died from coronavirus-related complications, bringing the total to 47. There have been 965 coronavirus cases reported in all 16 Maine counties as of Friday. That’s up from 937 on Thursday. Coronavirus cases in Maine: County by county breakdown. Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said 152 people have been hospitalized at some point during their illness and 499 people have recovered. There have been 16,784 negative tests statewide.
African Union Member States (50) reporting COVID-19 cases (8,536), deaths (360), and recoveries (710) by region: Central (766 cases; 32 deaths; 28 recoveries): Burundi (3; 0; 0), Cameroon (509; 8; 17), Central African Republic (9; 0; 3), Chad (9; 0; 1), Congo (45; 5; 2), DRC (154; 18; 3), Equatorial Guinea (16; 0; 1), Gabon (21; 1; 1). Eastern (707; 14; 23): Djibouti (51; 0; 8), Eritrea (29; 0; 0), Ethiopia (38; 0; 4), Kenya (126; 4; 4), Madagascar (70; 0; 0), Mauritius (196; 7; 0), Rwanda (
As South Africa’s coronavirus caseload hit the 300,000 mark this week, South African Airways got some good news: a reported government financial commitment to bail out the struggling state carrier, whose flights have been grounded because of the coronavirus since March. Other African airlines are also getting a COVID-19 reprieve, resuming service as borders and airspace slowly reopen — despite fears the pandemic has yet to peak in Africa and may resurge elsewhere. But the overall air transport landscape is grim.
African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (476,509) deaths (11,360), and recoveries (227,376) by region: Central (36,003 cases; 770 deaths; 19,279 recoveries): Burundi (191; 1; 128), Cameroon (12,592; 313; 10,100), CAR (3,969; 48; 914), Chad (872; 74; 787), Congo (1,557; 44; 501), DRC (7,411; 182; 3,184), Equatorial Guinea (3,071; 51; 842), Gabon (5,620; 44; 2,555), Sao Tome & Principe (720; 13; 268) Eastern (39,823; 1,131; 19,083): Comoros (311; 7; 296), Djibouti
African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (433,500) deaths (10,658), and recoveries (208,400) by region: Central (36,444 cases; 774 deaths; 19,253 recoveries): Burundi (170; 1; 125), Cameroon (13,711; 328; 11,114), CAR (3,823; 48; 816), Chad (868; 74; 785), Congo (1,382; 41; 486), DRC (7,189; 176; 2,317), Equatorial Guinea (3,071; 51; 842), Gabon (5,513; 42; 2,508), Sao Tome & Principe (717; 13; 260) Eastern (37,872; 1,105; 18,351): Comoros (309; 7; 241), Djibouti
The Gulf of Guinea now accounts for 90 percent of maritime kidnappings in the world. International efforts to address piracy in West Africa have yielded some positive results, but as criminal tactics evolve, coastal communities suffer, becoming trapped in a cycle of crime and poverty.
Since 1963, China has sent around 21,000 medical personnel to African countries, helping 220 million patients there, which has been praised throughout the continent. The Chinese medical team is the most distinguished and longest cooperation project between China and Africa, involving most countries and regions, according to the China-Africa Institute.