05-May-2020 to 14:23

UEMOA Health Ministers to meet Thursday over Covid-19

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — The health ministers of the eight member states of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) are to meet on Thursday, May 7, 2020, to coordinate the fight against the Covid-19, APA learned from the Division of Information, Internal Communication and Public Relations of the Union.

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05-May-2020 to 11:50

Covid-19: Senegal’s rural communities edging on the abyss

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — Rural communities in Senegal are in the throes of the Covid-19 crisis, according to Senegalese agricultural scientists Abdourahmane Faye.

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05-May-2020 to 08:04

Social distancing? Some Gambians not amused

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — For some Gambians, the idea of respecting health precautions against coronavirus such as keeping a distance to avoid possible contamination from the nearest person sounds ridiculous and unimaginative.

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04-May-2020 to 16:58

Covid-19/food security: Researcher states case for urban agriculture

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — To maintain food and nutritional security for African populations, it is necessary to promote urban agriculture that looks beyond crises such as the one caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, if recommendations by Senegalese researcher Sidy Tounkara are anything to go by.

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04-May-2020 to 16:40

Covid-19: Senegal extends state of emergency for 30 days

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — President Macky Sall has extended Senegal's current state of emergency in force since March 23 to another thirty days to tackle the novel coronavirus.

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04-May-2020 to 15:47

Nestle in $3.4m contribution to Africa Covid-19 war chest

APA-Accra (Ghana) — The world's foremost food and beverage giant Nestlé has released $3.4 million in aid to cushion the deleterious effects of Covid-19 on 850,000 vulnerable people in countries across West and Central Africa, a statement said on Monday.

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04-May-2020 to 10:19

W/Africa accounts for 16 percent of Africa's Covid-19 deaths

APA-Freetown-(Sierra Leone) — The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) accounts for 16 percent of total deaths of COVID-19 in Africa as of May 4, 2020.

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