23-Apr-2020 to 23:10

Africa malaria deaths may double in 2020, WHO warns

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Severe disruptions to insecticide-treated net campaigns and in access to antimalarial medicines could lead to a doubling in the number of malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new modelling analysis released by the World Health Organization(WHO) on Thursday.

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23-Apr-2020 to 11:32

Kenya: Rights group condemn police brutality while enforcing curfew

APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — At least six people died from police violence during the first 10 days of Kenya’s dusk-to-dawn curfew, imposed on March 27 to contain the spread of Covid-19, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday.

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21-Apr-2020 to 16:09

Africa’s airline measures impact of COVID-19 on industry

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — The African Airlines Associations(AFRAA) is currently conducting a survey to quantify the impact of COVID-19 on African Airlines, the results will be part of the inputs for AFRAA’s lobbying efforts for financial support from governments to Airlines.

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21-Apr-2020 to 15:48

Kenya COVID-19 fund raises $9.5m as new cases rise

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Kenya’s COVID-19 emergency response fund has so far raised 1.2 billion shillings ($9.5 million) as the number of Covid-19 cases rose to 296 on Tuesday after 15 more people tested positive.

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20-Apr-2020 to 12:58

Amenesty calls for releasing prisoners of conscience in Africa

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Authorities in Sub-Saharan Africa must take urgent action to protect people in detention from COVID-19, including releasing prisoners of conscience, reviewing cases of pre-trial detention, and guaranteeing access to healthcare and sanitation products in all facilities, Amnesty International said on Monday.

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17-Apr-2020 to 19:32

Africa needs $114 billion to tackle COVID-19

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Africa needs about an estimated $114 billion in 2020 in its fight against COVID-19, leaving a financing gap of around $44 billion, the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund disclosed on Friday.

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17-Apr-2020 to 13:27

Kenya to intensify COVID-19 curfew

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — The Kenyan government on Friday evening will begin intensifying enforcement measures in an effort to limit the communal spread of COVID-19, following the confirmation of 12 new COVID-19 cases bringing to 246 the total number of confirmed cases in the country.

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