Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Despite COVID-19 Mobility Restrictions, African Migrants Still Undertaking Risky Journeys, IOM Says

Despite the COVID 19 mobility restrictions, migrants are still compelled to undertake risky journeys, International Organisation for Migration (IOM), has said. IOM Mauritania Chief of...

COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts African Migrants, UN Agencies Move To Assist

Hundreds of thousands of African migrants have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, chiefly by the closure of hundreds of air, land and sea border...

Somalia: Envoy, 11 Other Stranded Migrants Return Home 6 Months After

Somalia’s Ambassador to West Africa and Special Envoy to Iran, Muhammed Hussein Abukar, is among 11 other Somali nationals who safely returned to their...

UNFPA Assists Morocco’s COVID-19 Fight With SALAMA at Work

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is current assisting Morocco to fight the rampaging COVID-19 pandemic with “SALAMA at Work” initiative. It is a follow-up...

In Uganda, e-Commerce Platforms Softening COVID-19 Economic Blow

E-commerce platforms such as SafeBoda are helping soften the economic blow of COVID-19 in Uganda. And the Ugandan government is helping them flourish by fostering...

Intimate Partner Violence Worse With COVID-19 Situation In South Sudan, UNFPA Official Says

A South Sudanese social worker at a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)-supported women-friendly space, Poni Rose Modo, says Intimate partner violence is worse with...

In Uganda, Novel Clothing Song Creates Reproductive Health Supplies Awareness

In Uganda, Betty Nagadya is making waves with a novel kind of clothing song. When she walks through the trading centre on her way home,...

Zambian Chieftainess Declares War On Harmful Social Norms

The Chieftainess of the Chewa people in Zambia’s Eastern Province, Kawaza, is seriously challenging harmful social norms in her community. Chieftainess Kawaza leads more than...

Africa Gets Strategy For Tackling Invasive Species Menace

Africa is currently taking a three-pronged approach - prevention, early detection, and control - to manage the menace of invasive species on the continent....

Africa: Childhood Vaccination Health Benefits Outweigh COVID-19 Risk, Study Says

A modelling study published in The Lancet Global Health journal says the health benefits of maintaining routine childhood vaccination programmes in Africa during the COVID-19...

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