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via infomigrants.net08/12/2020

COVID putting young refugees at risk - InfoMigrants

Young refugees are facing greater risks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, UN Refugee Aid Germany says. Some are even going hungry as they miss out on school meals.

via cnbcafrica08/09/2020

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 9 August 2020, 6 pm EAT -

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (1,036,564), deaths (22,966), and recoveries (723,040) by region: Central (50,317 cases; 961 deaths; 37,550 recoveries): Burundi (408; 1; 315), Cameroon (17,586; 393; 16,060), CAR (4,641; 60; 1,721), Chad (942; 76; 839), Congo (3,664; 58; 1.605), DRC (9,454; 224; 8,324), Equatorial Guinea (4,821; 83; 2,182), Gabon (7,923; 51; 5,704), sao Tome & Principe (878; 15; 800) Eastern (89,784; 1,981; 51,454): Comoros (399; 7; 369), Djibouti

via guardian.ng08/05/2020

Coronavirus – Madagascar: Medical supplies provided by WHO, United Nations and Malagasy Red Cross for COVID-19 response - Guardian

Essential COVID-19 medical supplies arrive in Madagascar provided by World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations partners & Malagasy Red Cross to support the country's response to the pandemic. The cargo included PPE to keep health workers safe & medical supplies to support clinical care. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of WHO Regional Office for […]

via allafrica08/01/2020

Madagascar: Where's Covid Cash? Government Details Coronavirus Funds - AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Madagascar's finance ministry this week published a report detailing how the government had managed money from international lenders for the fight against Covid-19. The Malagasy state had been on the receiving end of increasing criticism over the lack of transparency in the management of coronavirus cash.

via news.yahoo07/29/2020

Virus toll surges in Madagascar, land of COVID 'cure' - Yahoo News

Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, is grappling with a flood of coronavirus cases -- a surge starkly at odds with the country's flamboyant claim to have devised a herbal cure for COVID-19. On Tuesday, the impoverished Indian Ocean island passed the symbolic threshold of 10,000 recorded cases

via guardian.ng07/25/2020

Coronavirus – Madagascar drug treats cough not COVID-19, Ehanire discloses while advising healthy foods with right nutrients to build immunity - Guardian

The Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Ehanire has disclosed that the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development {NIPRD) has shared its final report on the evaluation of the COVID Organics from Madagascar.  “The initial report had showed that its main ingredient is the same as Artemisia anua, while the preparation at high dose showed […]

via sports.yahoo08/10/2020

African leagues: Ahly make winning return, Raja overtake Wydad - Yahoo Sports

Runaway Egypt Premier League leaders Al Ahly relied on full-backs for goals as they beat ENPPI 2-0 at the weekend after being sidelined for 150 days by the coronavirus. Mohamed Hany and Tunisian Ali Maaloul scored during the second half for the most successful club in Confederation of African Football (CAF) competitions with 19 titles. Ahly have dropped only two points in 18 matches and hold an 18-point advantage over fierce rivals Zamalek, who edged Al Masry 1-0 in the opening match after the suspension was lifted.

via schengenvisainfo08/06/2020

COVID-19: France Strengthens Border Health Controls -

In a bid to prevent the import of new Coronavirus infections by travellers coming from outside, France has undertaken new measures at its borders. Since August 1, those travelling to France from 16 countries with high viral circulation are subject to the requirement of COVID-19 negative test results taken less than 72 hours before the […]

via kealakai.byuh.edu07/31/2020

Missionaries who attended BYU–Hawaii share experiences of returning home abruptly - Ke Alakai

Missionaries who studied at BYU–Hawaii said they are learning the importance of discipleship and how to serve others from home after returning from their mission due to the coronavirus pandemic. They said they are yearning to return to where they were serving their Heavenly Father and gathering his sheep.

via news.mongabay07/31/2020

Endangered and endemic: Madagascar's lemurs susceptible to coronavirus infection -

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar — The possibility of lemurs contracting COVID-19 is worrying Madagascar’s scientific and conservation community. Members sounded the alarm in the days following the country’s state of health emergency declaration in March, setting up an emergency unit designed to strengthen the protection of these animals, which are national emblems. As of July 31, Madagascar […]

via it.usembassy.gov07/29/2020

UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19 - US Embassy Rome

New foreign assistance funding commitments continue to bolster the unparalleled global leadership of the United States in response to COVID-19. The U.S. Government (USG) has allocated $20.5 billion to benefit the international response, including commitments for the development of vaccines and therapeutics, preparedness efforts, and foreign assistance. We continue to ensure that the substantial U.S. ...

via news.mongabay07/24/2020

World Bank-backed attempt to commercialize Madagascar's beef industry falters -

When Hans Peter Lankes, a top official at the International Finance Corporation, visited Madagascar in February, he made it a point to tour the IFC-backed BoViMa facility near the southern port city of Fort Dauphin. “Pleased to join President Andry Rajoelina in Fort Dauphin to talk about improving livelihoods in one of Madagascar’s poorest regions […]

via voanews07/20/2020

COVID-19 Diaries: Can Tanzania Really Be Coronavirus-Free? - Voice of America

Today I decided to do my own coronavirus survey, here in Dar es Salaam. Tanzania. The reason is that I am trying to deal with my confusion.    Two countries in the world don’t report cases of COVID-19 because, officially, it is not there. These are North Korea and… Tanzania. And yes, I happen to be locked down in Dar es Salaam, the main city of… Tanzania.    The number of countries that have reported cases of COVID-19 now stands at 188. I don’t know how I managed to end up in a country that claims not to have the coronavirus, but I did.

via allafrica08/06/2020

Africa: Profiting From Madagascar's Herbal 'Cure' for Covid - the Story Behind Artemisia - AllAfrica - Top Africa News

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina has emerged as one of biggest cheerleaders for a herbal tea called Covid-Organics, touted as an "African cure" for Covid-19. The race to cultivate the medicinal artemisia plant used in the tea has revealed a complex web of international commercial interests with much at stake.

via news.mongabay08/03/2020

Say hello to Madagascar's newest mouse lemur, a pint-sized primate -

When searching for mouse lemurs in Madagascar’s forests, scientists seek out their gleaming eyes in the dark. Their eyes are large for an animal about the size of a fist and no heavier than a tennis ball. Mouse lemurs are shy and nocturnal, and unlike in the movie named for the island, they’re generally not […]

via thepointsguy07/31/2020

Welcome to Africa: A country-by-country guide to reopening - The Points Guy

As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year. At The Points Guy, we’re not recommending travel right …

via allafrica07/31/2020

Madagascar: IMF Executive Board Approves an Additional U.S$171.9 Million Disbursement Under the RCF to Madagascar to Address the Covid-19 Pandemic -

Document - Washington, DC - The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved the disbursement of $171.9 million (SDR122.2 million, 50 percent of quota) to the Republic of Madagascar under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). This is the second emergency disbursement since the onset of the pandemic and will help finance the country's urgent balance of payments and fiscal needs. It follows the Executive Board's approval of the disbursement of US$ 165.99 million on April 3, 2020 (see IMF Press Rel

via news.mongabay07/28/2020

We need a green life support plan (commentary) -

If COVID-19 has taught us one thing, it is that we need a green life support plan that enables the private and public sectors to finance conservation of the natural capital resources that underpin our economy. Worldwide, our current approach to conservation depends heavily upon some combination of informal tourism revenues, periodic government support, and, […]

via thisdaylive07/22/2020

Report: Madagascar Hospitals Overflow with COVID-19 Cases - THISDAY Newspapers

Public hospitals in Madagascar have decried the spike in COVID-19 cases recorded in the country. According to a report by Bloomberg, the hospitals said they have reached full capacity and will only accept patients with the most severe forms of COVID-19. On July 5, Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina re-imposed a lockdown on the country’s central […]