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Download logoThis afternoon the Presiding Officers of Parliament, represented by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, and a delegation of NEHAWU, led by its President, Mr Mike Shingange, held an urgent meeting following the fire incident that broke out two days ago.

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Download logoState Councilor and Foreign Minter of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Wang Yi arrived in Asmara in the evening hours of today, 4 January, for a two-day official visit.

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Laboratory Test: 12,951 Cases: 4,011 Severe Cases: 366 New Deaths: 12 Recovery: 844 Total dose administered: 10, 954,700 Total: Laboratory Test: 4,150,734 Active Cases: 67,983 Total Cases: 432,807 Total Deaths: 6,981 Total Recovery: 357,841 Total Vaccinated: 9,361,109Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Ethiopia.Media filesDownload logo

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Download logoSixty-five patients have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in tests carried out today at Quarantine Centers and Testing Stations in the Central, Southern, Anseba, and Gash Barka Regions. Out of these, forty-four patients are from Quarantine Centers (11) and Testing Stations (33) in Asmara, Central Region.

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Download logoUnited Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Edward Kallon of Sierra Leone as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe, with the host Government’s approval.  He will also serve as Humanitarian Coordinator and take up his post on 6 January.

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New Cases: 506 Cumulative Confirmed Cases: 76,801 Active Cases: 13,276 Total Recovered: 60,907 (208 New) (Recovery rate: 79.30%) Currently Admitted in Treatment Units: 140 (39 New) New Discharges from Treatment Units: 23 Total Test Conducted: 492,602 (1,652 New) (Positivity rate: 30.63%) Total Deaths: 2,386 (8 New) (CFR: 3.11%)

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Download logoDeputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak co-chaired the 24th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting, held via videoconference. During this new round of consultations, representatives of the major oil producing countries reviewed the conformity with commitments to adjust oil output, oil production projections for February, as well as the regular oil market forecast for 2022.

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Download logoThe World Bank Group today announced the 24-month sanction of France-based ADP International S.A. (formerly ADP Management), an airport developer, operator, and manager, and a subsidiary of Aéroports de Paris S.A.

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Download logoThe World Bank Group today announced the 12-month conditional non-debarment of France-based Bouygues Bâtiment International, a company specializing in complex construction projects worldwide, in connection with a collusive practice as part of the Airports Madagascar Project.

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Download logoThe World Bank Group today announced the two-year debarment of Madagascar-based Colas Madagascar S.A., a construction company, in connection with collusive and fraudulent practices as part of the Airports Madagascar Project. The sanction stems from an investigation that was conducted by the World Bank Group’s Integrity Vice Presidency and highlights the institution’s efforts to promote high integrity standards in International Finance Corporation (IFC)-financed projects.

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New cases: 2,402 Sample size: 10,638 Positivity Rate: 22.6% Recoveries: 1, 982 Recorded Deaths: 7 Cumulative tests: 3,056,954 Total Confirmed cases: 302,134 Total Recoveries: 258,553 Cumulative Fatalities: 5,401Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.Media filesDownload logo

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Download logoOn 23 December 2021, H.E. Mr. MIZUUCHI Ryuta, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, handed over Japanese TV Programmes to Mr. Malolela Lusambo, Director General of ZNBC, in the presence of Honourable Chushi Kasanda, Minister of Information and Media, as Guest of Honour.

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Download logoThe Minister of Water and Sanitation, Mr Senzo Mchunu, along with Deputy Ministers Ms Dikeledi Magadzi and Mr David Mahlobo, officially welcomed the newly appointed Director-General, Dr Sean Phillips and introduced him to senior managers within the department.

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Download logoEnhancing and supporting women’s role in security and maritime sectors is a vital part of Somalia’s development. Efforts to enhance opportunities for Somali women in their country’s maritime sector took a significant step forward recently with a national gathering aimed at establishing the next actions in this field.

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FIFA (www.FIFA.com) has announced the final nominees for the FIFA Puskás Award; the finalists in the other categories will be revealed in the coming days; the virtual awards ceremony will be broadcast live from the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 17 January.

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Download logoOver the past few weeks thousands of people from Cameroon have crossed the Logone and Chari rivers to find refuge in Chad due to ongoing violence. There are now around 100,000 people, the vast majority of whom are women and children, living in around 20 informal sites.

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By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) For more than a year, the African Energy Chamber has been pushing back against steadily building pressure to halt new foreign investments in Africa’s oil and gas industry.

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Download logoThe U.S. Embassy welcomed the arrival of an additional 1.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccine to Cairo on January 1, 2022.  This gift reflects the continuing U.S. commitment to support Egypt through this global health crisis.

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Download logoParliament confirms that the fire flare up that engulfed the roof of the National Assembly Building in the afternoon yesterday has now been contained. The fight against the fire continued into midnight following yesterday afternoon’s re-emergence of the fire which was propelled by solid south-easterly winds and necessitated the deployment of heavy-duty aerial fire-fighting appliances to reinforce the existing capacity.

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Download logoHE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani held Monday a phone call with HE Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Ramtane Lamamra.

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By: Eyong Ebai - General Manager Sub-Saharan Africa, GE Healthcare Our purpose at GE Healthcare is to improve lives in moments that matter, and we do so by partnering to help deliver more sustainable and accessible precision healthcare.

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TECNO (www.TECNO-mobile.com), a premium smartphone brand focused on emerging markets, is working with BBC Storyworks, BBC Studios’ in-house commercial content studio, who have created a short film The Future Lens: Looking Ahead With TECNO (https://bbc.in/3JHXx8k) to explore the meaning of mobile camera innovation.

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Africa’s call for a just and inclusive energy transition has been answered through the European Union’s landmark proposal to label natural gas as a ‘green’ energy source. Historically, Africa has always fought for sustainable development because we know, first-hand, the ravaging effects that even minute changes in climate can have on the continent and its populations.

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Download logoThe City’s lifeguards and other emergency services responded to more than a dozen non-fatal drownings since the start of the summer season. In the latest incidents on Sunday, 2 January 2022, a female in her 30s was transported to hospital from St.

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