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Published 28.06.2020 08:02
In South Africa a biotech company is producing antibodies from alpacas to fight Covid-19.
Cape Town-based biotech company Afrobodies, is producing antibodies that can prevent Covid-19 from entering human cells. The antibodies developed from alpacas and are able to bind to the Covid-19 virus and prevent infection. Though the results have been proven by scientists from Scotland the company says more tests are needed…
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Published 27.06.2020 19:02
In Namibia the Ministry of Education has reduced the pass mark for promotion to the next grade.
The Ministry announced that the pass mark for promotion to the next grade has been lowered from 40% to 35% for students from Grades 1-9. This decision was taken to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on learners during this academic year. The relaxation of the pass mark is…
Inclusion, ,
Published 27.06.2020 15:03
In Botswana community members have come together to build a hand washing station at a local school.
Community members from Siviya Village, in the North-East District of Botswana, have come together to build a hand washing station at Siviya Primary School. The Project was initiated by community members after speaking to the school Head Teacher. They then used WhatsApp to rally other members of their community to…
Health, ,
Published 26.06.2020 18:47
In Kenya a doctor is providing transport for pregnant women during the country’s curfew.
Dr. Jemimah Kariuki is providing transport for pregnant women who need to go to the hospital during the country’s dusk till dawn curfew. Kariuki explained that she noticed that women were afraid to go to the hospital during the curfew because of the police crackdown on those defying the curfew.…
Health, ,
Published 26.06.2020 18:28
In South Africa a train is providing mobile Covid-19 screening.
The “Train of Hope,” a state-funded mobile health facility has been repurposed to provide Covid-19 screening in virus hotspots across the country. Health care workers and volunteers are now using the train to reach remote areas of the country and provide much-needed screening and testing services.
Inclusion, ,
Published 26.06.2020 14:44
In the Central African Republic (CAR), UN agencies have donated PPE to prisons in the country.
The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and hygiene materials valued as US$120K to 12 prisons in the CAR. The donation will be used by both detainees and staff to stop…
Inclusion, ,
Published 25.06.2020 14:42
In Angola the FAO is using farmer field schools to educate rural farmers on Covid-19.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the Ministry of Agriculture in Angola have partnered to educate farmers in remote villages in Angola about the Covid-19 pandemic. Through farmer field schools they are teaching farmers how to protect themselves from the virus and they are also…
Lockdown, ,
Published 25.06.2020 08:48
In Tanzania the president has ordered that all schools should reopen.
President John Pombe Magufuli has ordered schools across the country to reopen on the 29th of June 2020. Schools were closed in March in a bid to stop the spread of Covid-19. The order to reopen comes after Magufuli declared the country to be “free of Covid-19.” The WHO has…
Lockdown, ,
Published 25.06.2020 07:41
Kenya Airways plans to resume passenger flights.
The airline wants to resume passenger flights as soon as a ban on international flights is lifted in order to recover revenue lost during the Covid-19 pandemic. Though the airline has been providing cargo services for essential supplies the revenue from this stream of business has not been enough to…
Health, ,
Published 24.06.2020 15:06
In Somalia Al-Shabab has set up a Covid-19 Centre.
Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group Al-Shabab has set up a Covid-19 isolation and treatment center in Jilib in southern Somalia. The center which will include a 24-hour hotline has been set up in a building that once housed the United Nations children’s agency. The group says the center is equipped to isolate…

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