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WHO concerned as COVID-19 infections in Africa hit 500,000

Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The World Health Organization regional office for Africa has said dozens of African countries have experienced a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks. In a statement released on July 8, the WHO regional office said COVID-19 infections in Africa …

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CAF postpones Africa Nations Cup to 2022

  Cairo, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 has been postponed to January 2022. The African Nations Championship ( CHAN) Cameroon 2020 has also been moved to 2021. The CAF Executive Committee made the decision in a meeting on Tuesday, 30 June 2020, via …

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How to boost cross-border financing solutions in Africa

Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa | How can African countries boost cross-border financing solutions on the continent? This was the main issue discussed during the Pan-African e-conference hosted by the United Capital PLC, a Nigerian-based financial and investment Services Company, on Friday. Peter Ashade, the Group CEO at United Capital Plc. …

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WHO warns pandemic accelerating in Africa

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The speed the new coronavirus jumped from 100,000 to 200,000 confirmed cases in Africa shows just how quickly the pandemic is accelerating on the continent, the World Health Organization said Thursday. According to an AFP tally, Africa topped the 200,000 mark on Tuesday. “It took 98 days to reach the …

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