News & Analysis: Comoros

COVID-19: How can China help African countries have a stake in the race for a vaccine?

“While China’s pharma industry has had a much smaller global footprint than many other countries such as the UK, U.S. and even India, the experience of the Comoros, an African island nation, and its efforts against malaria with Chinese support, act as an interesting case study.”

via Development Reimagined

COVID-19 deepens division in the Comoros Islands

“The arrival of coronavirus in the Comoros Islands has seen a disruption of informal migration routes and the unequal power relationship between the archipelago’s islands.”

via Africa is a Country

MEA minister Jaishankar speaks to his counterparts from African countries

“External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Saturday spoke to his counterparts from African countries Burkina Faso, Comoros, Uganda and Mali and discussed health cooperation and development partnership with them.”

via Hindustan Times

Living with the virus

“But cautious optimism should be the watchword – some experts claim that the disease is secretly coiling its way through African societies and that when it raises itself to its full dreadful height, a nightmare could ensue.”

via New African

IMF Executive Board Approves US$12 Million in Emergency Assistance to the Union of the Comoros to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

“The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund today approved a disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) equivalent to SDR2.97 million (about US$4.05 million, 16.7 percent of quota) and a purchase under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) equivalent to SDR5.93 million (about US$8.08 million, 33.3 percent of quota) to meet Comoros’ urgent balance of payment needs.”

via IMF

IMF Executive Board Approves US$12 Million in Emergency Assistance to the Union of the Comoros to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

“The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund today approved a disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility equivalent to SDR2.97 million (about US$4.05 million, 16.7 percent of quota) and a purchase under the Rapid Financing Instrument equivalent to SDR5.93 million (about US$8.08 million, 33.3 percent of quota) to meet Comoros’s urgent balance of payment needs.”

via IMF

IMF Executive Board Approves Immediate Debt Relief for 25 Countries

“Executive Board approved immediate debt service relief to 25 of the IMF’s member countries under the IMF’s revamped Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) as part of the Fund’s response to help address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

via IMF