Africa

    • WHO: Africa could be next coronavirus epicentre

      WHO: Africa could be next coronavirus epicentre

      Africa could become the next epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned citing data that there was a sharp rise in cases in the past week. So far there are about 19,000 reported cases and up to 1,000 deaths across Africa, says the virus appears to be spreading away from capitals to the countryside. The WHO warns that the continent does not have enough ventilators to deal with a pandemic.

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    • EU to cooperate with 25 African countries

      EU to cooperate with 25 African countries

      EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, signed on 9 February in Addis Ababa additional support to regional programmes for 25 countries in Africa. The additional cooperation funding will support economic integration and job creation, as well as strengthen the nexus between development and security since recent developments in the region have generated a need for stronger support in these areas to overcome the growing challenges.

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    • Trafficking across Africa flourishes due to lack of coordination

      Trafficking across Africa flourishes due to lack of coordination

      Trafficking of people is flourishing across Africa with over 800,000 people transferred across international borders annually, duped with promises of a better life overseas and then sold into forced labour or sexual slavery, the UN said in a report last Monday. According to the international body, trafficking gangs are flourishing due to the lack of coordination among nations as they are failing to effectively dismantle criminal networks.

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