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COVID-19 could have been contained – Epidemics That Didn’t Happen: First-of-Its-Kind Interactive Report from Resolve to Save Lives Highlights Global Epidemic Response Successes

New report highlights how African leadership helped beat infectious disease outbreaks before they became epidemics  A Red Cross worker in Narok, Kenya. Courtesy: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies / The Kenya Red Cross Society ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 28, 2021-/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Last year, a single outbreak of deadly infectious disease travelled […]

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Kenya’s community-centered response system highlighted in new report showing how countries successfully beat infectious disease outbreaks before they became epidemics

New report highlights how African leadership helped beat infectious disease outbreaks before they became epidemics A Red Cross worker in Narok, Kenya. Courtesy: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies / The Kenya Red Cross Society NAIROBI, Kenya, April 28, 2021-/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Last year, a single outbreak of deadly infectious disease travelled around […]

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Nigeria’s risk communications highlighted in new report showing how countries successfully beat infectious disease outbreaks before they became epidemics

New report highlights how African leadership helped beat infectious disease outbreaks before they became epidemics  A Red Cross worker in Narok, Kenya. Courtesy: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies / The Kenya Red Cross Society LAGOS, Nigeria, April 28, 2021-/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Last year, a single outbreak of deadly infectious disease travelled around […]

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Uganda’s Ebola response highlighted in new report showing how countries successfully beat infectious disease outbreaks before they became epidemics

New report highlights how African leadership helped beat infectious disease outbreaks before they became epidemics A Red Cross worker in Narok, Kenya. Courtesy: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies / The Kenya Red Cross Society KAMPALA, Uganda, April 28, 2021-/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Last year, a single outbreak of deadly infectious disease travelled around […]

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Somalia: UN condemns violence, warns against escalation of fighting

The UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) issued a statement on Tuesday, alongside international partners, strongly condemning an outbreak of violence in the capital Mogadishu and urging all sides to “exercise maximum restraint, resume dialogue, and avoid unilateral actions that may lead to a further escalation”.   NEW YORK, USA, April 28, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-According to media reports, fighting began on Sunday between pro-Government forces and opposition military […]

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Despite pandemic, UN mission in Abyei continues to provide vital assistance

In spite of the challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Abyei with other agencies, continue to provide vital protection, humanitarian and recovery assistance to vulnerable populations, senior UN officials told the Security Council on Monday. NEW YORK, USA, April 27, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Jean-Pierre Lacroix, head of UN Peacekeeping, […]

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Gurus & Griots – Announcement Release

NEW YORK, April 27, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- IE University has announced the inaugural cohort of its premier Gurus and Griots fellowship program, an academic accelerator hosted by the IE Africa Center that puts African and Afro-descendent leaders front and center as educators and representatives of IE University. The Fellows for 2021 are: ·     Akinkunmi Akinnola – Senior […]

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DR Congo: ‘Relentless’ violence worsening plight of children in Ituri province

A recent spike in inter-community violence in the eastern province of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is worsening the plight of children there, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Monday, urging greater international support.  NEW YORK, USA, April 26, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-UNICEF and humanitarian organizations have repeatedly warned about the violence, […]

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Libya shipwreck claims 130 lives despite SOS calls, as UN agencies call for urgent action

A shipwreck off the Libyan coast has reportedly claimed the lives of 130 people, despite SOS calls for help, the UN migration agency IOM said on Friday.  NEW YORK, USA, April 26, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The tragedy was confirmed late on Thursday by the volunteer rescue vessel Ocean Viking, which found dozens of bodies floating in the water northeast of Tripoli.  It had been in distress since Wednesday morning, the NGO […]

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Insurtech start-up OKO raises $1.2 million to bring innovative insurance to smallholder farmers across Africa

KAMPALA, Uganda, April 22, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- OKO, an Insurtech start-up that provides inclusive agricultural insurance to secure farmers’ income across Africa, has closed a Seed investment of $1.2 million. The round was led by by Newfund and ResiliAnce. Mercy Corps Venture, Techstars, ImpactAssets and RaSa also participated in the round. The start-up which currently […]

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AIMS and Baden-Württemberg International (BW_i) host virtual conference on digitalization and health

KIGALI, Rwanda, 21 April, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and Baden-Württemberg International (BW_i) have kicked off a virtual scientific conference under the theme “How can digitalization contribute to a more resilient global health”. Launched to bring together young scientists from Africa and Germany, the two-day (April 20-21) event will provide a unique […]

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UN chief deeply saddened by death of Chadian President Idriss Déby

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has underlined the UN’s solidarity with Chad following the death of the country’s leader, announced on Tuesday.  NEW YORK, USA, April 21, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-President Idriss Déby died from injuries sustained in clashes with rebels in the north over the weekend, according to State media reports.  The Secretary-General was deeply saddened […]

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UN and partners welcome progress in Libya

The UN and international partners have welcomed significant progress towards advancing an inclusive and comprehensive political solution in Libya . NEW YORK, USA, April 21, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The members of the Libya Quartet – which brings together the UN, the League of Arab States, the African Union and the European Union – met virtually […]