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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16-Apr-2020 to 16:03

Sanlam group pumps $2.3m in fight against COVID-19 in Africa

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Sub-Sahara Africa non-bank financial services provider Sanlam Emerging Markets (SEM) has thrown its weight behind the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus in all the markets that mirrors its business footprint both in Africa and other international markets where it operates.

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15-Apr-2020 to 16:32

EAC deploys mobile lab and testing kits to all partner states

APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — The East African Community under the Mobile Laboratory Project on Wednesday deployed nine mobile laboratories and Coronavirus test kits to all EAC Partner States in a bid to detect and respond to highly infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and Ebola.

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15-Apr-2020 to 13:01

COVID-19 posing unprecedented health, economic crisis to Africa-IMF

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — Sub-Saharan Africa is facing an unprecedented health and economic crisis, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Wednesday in its latest Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa.

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15-Apr-2020 to 12:52

EAC Summit set to discuss COVID-19 pandemic postponed

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — The 18th Extraordinary Summit of the East Africa Community(EAC) Heads of State which had been purposely convened to discuss the ongoing novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Wednesday has been postponed to a later date.

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14-Apr-2020 to 11:30

African nations demonstrate solidarity to distribute COVID-19 medical supplies

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — The first United Nations “Solidarity Flight” is scheduled to leave Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Tuesday and transport vital medical cargo to all countries in Africa, where supplies are desperately needed to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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