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In Uganda, menstruation management presents a daunting challenge for so many adolescent girls and women. The inability to adequately manage their periods means they often choose to forego school and stay at home for several days each month, according to a study on menstrual health management in Uganda by the International Rescue Committee.

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Download logoAn armed clash in Jahjah village, located near Koch in the Unity region of South Sudan, has led to homes and offices being ransacked and burnt to the ground.

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FIFA (www.FIFA.com) President Gianni Infantino has met with the President of the Republic of Benin, Patrice Talon, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports, Oswald Homeky, and the President of the Beninese Football Association (FEBEFOOT President), Mathurin de Chacus, to discuss the ongoing development of football in the country, together with the challenges that face African football going forward.

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WHO Emergency Medical Team (EMT) in collaboration with WHO Academy held the first Mass Casualty Management (MCM) training course in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on February 8–11, 2021. The training was facilitated in collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MoH) and WHO Ethiopia.

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The World Health Organization Ghana has donated 6000 Dignity Kits valued at GHS 447,300.00 to the Ministry of Health to be distributed to the various COVID-19 treatment centers across the country.

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Download logoThe COVAX initiative shipped 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, licensed by the Serum Institute of India, to India, and 505,000 syringes to Abidjan, on 26 February 2021. This marks the second batch that has been shipped and delivered to Africa by the COVAX Facility in an unprecedented effort to provide at least 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2021.

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has today launched a US$164 million appeal to provide life-saving assistance and protection to nearly 1.5 million uprooted Central Africans, including 210,000 who fled a new bout of violence related to the December 2020 presidential elections.

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Results of COVID-19 tests done on 25 February 2021 confirm 22 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases are 40,322. The breakdown of the new cases are: 20 contacts and alerts: Kampala (10) Masaka (2) Soroti (1) Amuru (2) Busia (1) Moroto (1) Kalungu (1) Wakiso (1) Arua (1); 2 Truck Drivers: Elegu (1) Malaba (1).Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health - Republic of Uganda.Media filesDownload logo

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634 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria; Lagos-259 Osun-45 Edo-38 Ogun-35 FCT-33 Anambra-26 Imo-24 Ondo-24 Akwa Ibom-20 Plateau-20 Abia-19 Kaduna-19 Ebonyi-17 Borno-10 Rivers-10 Kano-9 Delta-8 Kebbi-7 Nasarawa-4 Oyo-3 Enugu-2 Ekiti-2

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New cases: 207 Total active cases: 12,290 Total currently admitted: 110 (14 new) Total number of tests conducted: 193,072 (2,804 new) Total confirmed cases: 31,502* Total recovered: 18,045 (474 new) New discharges from treatment units: 15 Total deaths: 1,033 (4 new)

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Thirty-seven patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers in the Gash Barka, Southern Red Sea, Central and Northern Red Sea Regions. Out of these, thirty-one patients are from Quarantine Centers in Adibara (22), Barentu (6), Shambko (2), and Ali-Ghidir (1) in Gash Barka Region.

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Daily: Laboratory test: 6,212 Severe cases: 387 New recovered: 169 New deaths: 5 New cases: 878 Total: Laboratory test: 2,114,618 Active cases: 20,182 Total recovered: 133,607 Total deaths: 2,321 Total cases: 156,112Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Ethiopia.Media filesDownload logo

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Tests conducted: 8,999,322 Positive cases identified: 1,509,124 Total recoveries: 1,424,401 Total deaths: 49,667 New cases: 1,676Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Republic of South Africa, Department of Health.Media filesDownload logo

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Africa could expand its economy by a staggering $1.5 trillion dollars, by capturing just 10% of the speedily growing artificial intelligence (AI) market, set to reach $15.7 trillion by 2030.

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Download logoMinister of Health Lizzie Nkosi announces one new COVID-19 death in Eswatini, taking total deaths to 650. "May his soul rest in peace." New cases: 49 Total cases: 16,946 Active cases: 2,216 New recoveries: 230 Total recoveries: 14,031 New death: 1 Total deaths: 650Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini.

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Total cases: 18,553 (+110) Recovered: 17,279 (+15) Active cases: 1,016 In critical condition: 9 Tests: 996,342 (+4,425) Test positivity rate: 2.5% Recovery rate: 93.1% Deaths: 258 (+4) | 1.4%Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Republic of Rwanda.Media filesDownload logo

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By NJ Ayuk Speaking at the International Petroleum (IP) Week on February 25, 2021, I commended Nigeria for its efforts in driving gas monetization, but we have to be clear that our industry and hardworking people remain frustrated by the delays and inability to pass and sign the Petroleum Industry Bill.

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Simon Clarke will lead Team Qhubeka ASSOS’ (www.TeamQhubeka.com) charge in two races in France this weekend, which will include a strong defence of his title at the Royal Bernard Drome Classic on Sunday.

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INFINOX (www.INFINOX.com), a leading CFD and FX trading broker with international presence, including in Africa, recorded a 61% increase in revenue and a 28% rise in trading volumes to $553-billion in 2020.

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The Alen gas monetization backfill project represents the first phase of Equatorial Guinea’s Gas Mega Hub masterplan; Launched by the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons in May 2018, the Gas Mega Hub seeks to aggregate gas from upstream producers to deliver it to onshore industry; Equatorial Guinea is currently in discussions with Cameroon and Nigeria to facilitate additional cross-border linkages.

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Download logoThe Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has extended an Official Development Assistance loan of up to 30 billion Japanese yen ($289 million) to support Mauritius’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild its economy.

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Download logoWith the second wave of COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria, WHO is supporting government to leverage on the existing  Auto-Visual Acute Flaccid Paralysis Detection and Reporting (AVADAR) system to strengthen community-based surveillance for the disease.

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Sixteen patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers in the Central, Gash Barka and Southern Regions. Out of these, thirteen patients are from Quarantine Centers in Asmara, Central Region; two in Omhajer, Gash Barka Region; and one in Adi-Keih, Southern Region.

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Daily: Laboratory test: 6,089 Severe cases: 386 New recovered: 387 New deaths: 12 New cases: 977 Total: Laboratory test: 2,108,406 Active cases: 19,478 Total recovered: 133,438 Total deaths: 2,316 Total cases: 155,234Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Ethiopia.Media filesDownload logo

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