Africa

[DW] More HIV-infected and unwanted pregnant women in Africa are feared by Evelyn Samba from the German Foundation for World Population. States invested too little in their healthcare. Fatal in the corona crisis:
Posted: July 15, 2020, 4:31 am
[WHO] Geneva -- Good morning, good afternoon and good evening.
Posted: July 15, 2020, 1:52 am
[allAfrica] Kigali -- Pandemics come and go. The tragic effect of plague in the Middle Ages reminds us that Covid-19 wasn't the first, and it is clear that it won't be the last.
Posted: July 15, 2020, 12:32 am
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the marketing of IQOS, Philip Morris International's (PMI) electrically heated tobacco system, as a modified risk tobacco product (MRTP). IQOS is reportedly the first and only electronic nicotine product to be granted marketing orders through the FDA's MRTP process. The IQOS System heats tobacco but does not burn it and therefore significantly reduces the production of harmful and potentially harmful chemicals.
Posted: July 14, 2020, 2:25 pm
[Daily Maverick] The largest independent online history project in Africa, South African History Online, has played a pioneering role in promoting a new people's history as well as history education. But the 20-year-old project needs more support if it is to survive.
Posted: July 14, 2020, 9:35 am
[allAfrica] As of July 13, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 611,115.
Posted: July 14, 2020, 8:48 am
[Premium Times] A new report has shown that 3 billion people worldwide lack basic hand washing facilities at home, which is one of the most effective methods for COVID-19 prevention.
Posted: July 14, 2020, 7:47 am
[ER24] With parts of the South African Economy that has opened up, people are looking at ways of resuming some of their daily activities as safely as possible. It is now of the utmost importance to understand the potential risks of being infected and how to adopt different types of preventative measures to protect yourself and others around you and help to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Posted: July 14, 2020, 7:44 am
[CAJ News] Cape Town -- THE participation of Sir Mo Farah in the Sanlam Cape Town Virtual Marathon is a major boost to an event that suffered a recent blow after the traditional race was postponed because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Posted: July 14, 2020, 7:26 am
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -- A group of 83 millionaires called for a permanent wealth tax to fund coronavirus relief efforts
Posted: July 14, 2020, 4:34 am

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