Coronavirus in Burkina Faso: Living conditions worsen for displaced people as violence escalates and rainy season begins

“The number of displaced people seeking safety in Burkina Faso’s Center-North region has almost doubled in six months to 386,000 as a result of growing insecurity and violence in the region. Many have no option but to live in improvised shelters in remote areas, without basic services and exposed to the elements as the rainy season begins.”

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The ELMA Group of Foundations Commits ZAR 2 Billion to COVID-19 Response in Africa

“The ELMA Group of Foundations has announced a commitment of ZAR 2 billion to respond to COVID-19 and mitigate its impact on under-resourced and vulnerable communities in Africa. A minimum of ZAR 500 million of this commitment is for South Africa.”

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Five African countries with ongoing coronavirus trials

“The African Union’s Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC) has outlined ongoing trials for COVID-19, as part of the continent’s stride for treatment and vaccination of the virus.In total, different trials were ongoing in Egypt, Zambia, Nigeria, Tunisia and South Africa. The Africa CDC admitted that comparatively few treatments were taking place on the continent.”

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Eritrean diaspora donating to coronavirus combat, case tally at 34

“The country continues to celebrate the financial commitment and contributions of its diaspora in supporting government efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic… As of today, an independent online outlet which is pro-government reported that the latest round of contributions by Eritreans in western United States reached $453,000. Tesfanews quoted a total donation since March 26 as nearing $4 million.”

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Eritrean diaspora donating to coronavirus combat, case tally at 34

“The country continues to celebrate the financial commitment and contributions of its diaspora in supporting government efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic… As of today, an independent online outlet which is pro-government reported that the latest round of contributions by Eritreans in western United States reached $453,000. Tesfanews quoted a total donation since March 26 as nearing $4 million.”

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Virus-free Lesotho rolls out socio-economic interventions

“Lesotho has yet to record a case of COVID-19 as of April 13… But the government in Maseru led by Prime Minister Tom Thabane has rolled out a series of economic intervention measures to cushion the country from the impact of the pandemic. In an address on Monday, April 13; Thabane disclosed that a budget had been allocated for a Disaster Relief Fund with another Relief Fund for the private sector.”

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Virus-free Lesotho rolls out socio-economic interventions

“Lesotho has yet to record a case of COVID-19 as of April 13, one of two countries to escape the virus since it reached the continent. The other being the island nation of Comoros. But the government in Maseru led by Prime Minister Tom Thabane has rolled out a series of economic intervention measures to cushion the country from the impact of the pandemic. In an address on Monday, April 13; Thabane disclosed that a budget had been allocated for a Disaster Relief Fund with another Relief Fund for the private sector.”

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Africa’s prominent coronavirus deaths: Somali regional minister succumbs

“From top politicians – former presidents, prime ministers and lawmakers – to entertainment icons and top sportsmen, the virus has left in its wake prominent casualties who could hardly get the send-off they would have been accorded in ‘normal times.’”

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Africa’s prominent coronavirus deaths: Somali regional minister succumbs

“From top politicians – former presidents, prime ministers and lawmakers – to entertainment icons and top sportsmen, the virus has left in its wake prominent casualties who could hardly get the send-off they would have been accorded in ‘normal times.’”

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Congo Republic heads into coronavirus lockdown

“A 30 day lockdown and curfew decreed in the Republic of Congo. An announcement made by the president Denis Sassou Nguesso, 24 hours after the confirmation of 15 new coronavirus cases… Measures will come into force from 31 March in this oil-producing country of about five million inhabitants.”

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