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Uganda: Sports Return Drama

[Monitor] President Museveni's announcement about lifting the suspension on sporting activities was as expected greeted with excitement and relief. (AllAfrica)

Africa: The Continent Must Address Its Debt Burden Once the Pandemic Is Under Control

[Africa Renewal] -- says World Bank Vice President (AllAfrica)

Africa: Why Covid Makes Internet Access More Urgent Than Ever

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Progress on making the internet accessible has been far too slow, with just over half the world connected today (AllAfrica)

Africa: Intercontinental Energy Forum to Discuss Post-Covid Challenges

[IPS] Mexico City -- The economic recovery after the covid-19 pandemic, renewable energy, the gas situation, regulations and investment; mobility and transport, as well as new technologies and the progress of the Paris Agreement will be discussed at the Madrid Energy Conference from 28 September to 2 October. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Somalia Observes Maritime Sector Role in Post-Covid-19 Economic Recovery

[Dalsan Radio] With its key location along main international shipping routes and 3,300 kilometres of coastline, Somalia's potential as a key maritime player came to the fore recently as it marked World Maritime Day. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Sickle Cell Disease Patients to Be Registered

[Monitor] Stakeholders in the fight against Sickle Cell Disease have launched a campaign to raise funds for the establishment of a digital registry of all persons living with Sickle Cell Disease. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Queries As Teachers Return to Dirty Schools

[Nation] Are teachers expected to clean and sanitise schools or will they stick to their core teaching duties? (AllAfrica)

Africa: Social, Environmental Factors Seen Behind Africa's Low Covid-19 Cases

[Africa Renewal] COVID-19 transmission in Africa has been marked by relatively fewer infections, which have been on the decline over the past two months, owing to a variety of socio-ecological factors as well as early and strong public health measures taken by governments across the region. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Schools to Reopen Gradually, Night-Time Curfew Eased

[New Times] A cabinet meeting held on Friday, September 25 among others resolved that schools will resume in the coming weeks, after over 6 months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Govt Blocks Mass Exodus of Health Workers

[263Chat] Medical doctors have expressed concern over what they are frustrating measures introduced by the government to reduce brain drain in the country amid reports that health workers are growing impatient with the economic situation in the country and seeking greener pastures abroad. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Covid-19 and Rural South Africa

[MSF] The media's focus as COVID-19 has washed over the globe has largely concentrated on urban centers, a preoccupation that is justified by the high case numbers in cities. Yet, as the pandemic slows, it is increasingly clear that COVID-19 has not been a solely urban public health phenomenon. In September, photographer Chris Allen and writer Sean Christie documented the experiences, successes and lessons learned in the rural hinterland of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, where a community ban (AllAfrica)

Africa: Is the Worst of Africa's Covid-19 Outbreak Over?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently commended South Africa for its declining Covid-19 infection rate, approving the implementation of public health measures to curb the spread of the virus. This, according to WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti, is indicative of a larger trend across the continent. Moeti spoke during an online media briefing to examine the status of the Covid-19 outbreak across the continent. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 9 Test Positive for Covid-19 in Kwara Utd

[Daily Trust] Nine members of Kwara United FC of Ilorin have tested positive for COVID-19, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (AllAfrica)

South Africa: We Looked At the Link Between Sexual Violence and Unintended Pregnancy

[The Conversation Africa] Early unintended pregnancy can have negative consequences for adolescent girls and young women. Not only may their health be at risk; so may their education, economic mobility and productivity. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: 'GOL's Covid-19 Food Distribution Too Slow'

[Observer] -- IREDD's monitoring findings report (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Shangula in the Dark About Angiogram Situation At Hospitals

[Namibian] HEALTH minister Kalumbi Shangula says he does not know whether Namibia has any capability to perform angiography in the public health sector. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Why Is Women's Leadership Not in the Headlines?

[UN Women] Five stories of women's leadership (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Uganda Ranked Best in Africa in Covid-19 Fight

[Monitor] Uganda is the best country in Africa in terms of suppressing the Covid-19 pandemic in the month of August, according to Lancet Covid-19 Commission data. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Ethiopia to Hold Elections Taking General Precautionary Measures - Speaker

[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - Speaker of House of Peoples' Representatives Tagesse Chaffo said Ethiopia will conduct the sixth general elections this year taking general precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Over 200,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Continent After 13.3 Million Tests

[allAfrica] As of September 25, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,437,576. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 34,706, and recoveries 1,184,963. 217,905 cases are currently active and 13,371,886 tests have been performed. (AllAfrica)

Guinea: Overcoming Covid-19 At 99 Years Old

[WHO] Conakry -- When Bagama Guehara walked out of Donka Hospital in Guinea's capital, Conakry, on 7 July this year, leaning on a walking stick for support, she was met with a rapturous applause from the medical staff and fellow patients. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Painless Birth But Only For 'The Rich'

[Nation] Pregnant women in Rwanda can now have epidural painless and normal (vaginal) delivery without going through a surgical procedure. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Covid-19 - Kenya Records 13 More Deaths As Cases Reach 37,707

[Nation] Kenya's Covid-19 death toll rose by 13 to 682 on Friday, the highest number recorded in a 24-hour period over the last few days. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Learners to Test Enforcement of Covid-19 Health Protocols

[Nation] The huge number of learners in primary and secondary schools will test the enforcement of Covid-19 health protocols when the academic year resumes next month. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Unknown Disease Causes Death of 10 People in Sudan

[Radio Dabanga] Merowe / Khartoum -- In the localities of Merowe and Ed Debba in Northern State, "fevers accompanied by bleeding and a decrease in blood platelets" resulting in the death of 10 people and leaving hundreds in critical condition were reported yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Mozambique's Covid-19 Death Toll Now Over 50

[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique's National Director of Public Health, Rosa Marlene, on Thursday reported two more deaths from the Covid-19 respiratory disease, bringing the death toll in Mozambique since the start of the pandemic to 51. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa - United Nations Security Council Virtual Summit On "Global Governance and Post Covid-19"

[Govt of SA] Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the occasion of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Virtual Summit on "Global Governance and Post COVID-19 (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Covid-19's Scar On Economy

[Namibian] ECONOMIC activities in Namibia between April and June this year decreased by around N$4 billion when compared to last year - an 11,1% shrinkage and the worst ever. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kagwe Seeks Out Village Elders in Covid-19 War

[Nation] The Ministry of Health has changed tack, now opting to engage village elders and other grassroots leaders to stem the apathy among Kenyans. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: How PS Nicholas Muraguri Hid Sh63 Billion Medical Kit Lease Tender

[Nation] Lands Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri denied former Health Secretary Cleopha Mailu access to crucial contract documents in the botched Sh63 billion medical leasing deal, a report says. (AllAfrica)

Roche Diagnostics, nonprofit (RED) to raise awareness about the importance of testing in the fight against AIDS  

By Herman Opondo Roche and non-profit (RED) have jointly announced joining forces on Wednesday to raise awareness of the importance of diagnostic testing in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. (RED) is a division of the ONE Campaign, a global movement to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030 so that everyone, everywhere can lead... (

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