Daily Archives: January 4, 2021

Central African Republic rebels seize Bangassou, says UN

BANGUI, Jan 4 (NNN-AGENCIES) —Rebel forces have seized a south-eastern city in the Central African Republic, an official from the country’s United Nations mission says. The rebels staged a dawn raid and were now everywhere in Bangassou, the official said, adding that fighting is continuing in several parts. A rebel coalition has attacked several towns

AfCFTA will revive coronavirus-hit Africa – Ghana’s Pres Akufo-Addo

ACCRA, Jan 4 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), will put African countries back on track after being hit by coronavirus pandemic. According to him, the African trade deal will be a game-changer because it has the potential to stimulate intra-Africa

Red Cross officially activates anticipatory actions ahead of Cyclone Chalane in Mozambique

In anticipation of Cyclone Chalane’s potential landfall on Wednesday in Mozambique, the Mozambique Red Cross, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and German Red Cross has activated its recently approved Early Action Protocol for Cyclones, with a series of preparedness actions to minimise the cyclone’s impact

UNHCR Ethiopia COVID-19 and Operational Update 14 December 2020

796,437 Refugees and asylum seekers as of 30 November 2020 38,830 Handwashing facilities in camps 2,509 Health and community workers trained COVID-19 Operational Context As of 20 November 2020, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 102,720 coronavirus (COVID19) cases and 1,569 in the country. Ethiopia is currently registering the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases