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Afreximbank unveils a US$3billion facility to cushion COVID-19 fallout

Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa | Africa’s multi-lateral lender, African Export-Import Bank has unveiled a US$3bn facility, named Pandemic Trade Impact Mitigation Facility (PATIMFA), to help African countries deal with the economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. PATIMFA, approved by the Bank’s Board of Directors during its sitting on March.20, …

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Farmers asked to embrace social media to sustain food supply chain

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers have been advised to shift from person-to-person interfaces and embrace online technological innovations to support food production and the supply chain. Associate Professor Alex Ariho, the Director-General of Excel Hort Consult Agribusiness incubator in Biharwe, says that farmers need to borrow a leaf …

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GAVI: Countries can divert funds to COVID-19 efforts

Geneva, Switzerland | THE INDEPENDENT |  With the COVID-19 pandemic already affecting 47 Gavi-supported countries, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has already taken new steps to help strengthen the preparedness of health systems in lower-income countries with the full support of its Board. Gavi will also be working closely with WHO, …

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Uganda COVID-19 cases at 33

Uganda COVID-19 🔸 March 29 – 3 new cases – TOTAL 33 🔹 March 28 – 7 new cases – TOTAL 30 🔸 March 27 – 5 new cases – TOTAL 23 🔹 March 26 – 4 new cases – TOTAL 18 🔸 March 25 – 5 new cases – …

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Coronavirus: Trump decides against quarantine of New York region

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump decided late Saturday against imposing a broad two-week lockdown on New York and its neighbors after a strong pushback from local political leaders and warnings of the panic it could spark. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, late …

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