Covid-19: South Africa opens borders to African countries

PRETORIA, Oct 1 (NNN-AGENCIES) — South Africa has opened its borders to travellers from all African countries, but has retained restrictions against countries with higher coronavirus infection rates including the UK, the US and Russia. The country closed its borders in March to limit the spread of the virus. It will from Thursday reopen some land borders and its three main airports in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. The Foreign Minister, Naledi Pandor, said all arriving travellers must produce a Covid-19 testing certificate from their countries and will be screened…

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Middle East & North Africa Region COVID-19 Situation Report No. 9 (31 August 2020)

Highlights • As of August 30, over 1.5 million cases were reported in the MENA region, out of which 220,834 are active and 40% are new. A slight fall in deaths was observed for the first time since March. • UNICEF adopted a twin-track risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) approach on COVID-19 prevention and demand revitalization of services, particularly health and education. To date, approximately 270 million people have been reached and 37 million engaged, while around 680,000 have provided feedback. • UNICEF reached around 12.5 million people with…

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FAJ, UNESCO hold African Media Stakeholders Conference on Access to Information

Journalists, media organisations, academics and press freedom campaigners have joined forces with UNESCO to issue a strong call for greater access to information across Africa. The call came during a virtual conference organised by the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) in collaboration with UNESCO, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and media organisations across the continent on Monday, 28 September, to mark International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). The virtual conference, “Right to information in times of crisis: Saving Lives, Building Trust and Bringing Hope” brought together more…

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Contributions of Pastoralists Overlooked, Underreported, Study Finds

NAIROBI – Pastoralists, people who raise livestock in the open and are often nomadic, are being overlooked as a benefit to world food security and biodiversity. That’s according to a study released Wednesday by the Germany-based League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development. The study, which looked at five countries, including Kenya and Uganda, says a scarcity of data makes it difficult to quantify the contribution of millions of pastoralists to economies, ecosystems, and wildlife. A new study calls for the proper recognition of pastoralists communities in their countries.…

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UN FAO Pledges $70 Million to Help Sudan Families

KHARTOUM, SUDAN – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has pledged $70 million to support 600,000 Sudanese families affected by severe flooding caused by record heavy rainfall this year. The FAO’s director of emergency response, Dominique Burgeon, told the agriculture ministry Wednesday in Khartoum that a joint assessment conducted by the FAO and the transitional government found more than 2 million hectares of farmland have been affected by floods, putting many Sudanese families at risk of dire food shortages. Small-scale farmers, who were already on the verge of…

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تحتفلهوت فوركسبفوزها بجائزتين في إفريقيا

هوت فوركسالوسيط الحائز على جوائزهو وسيط مختار من تجار الفوركس في جميع أنحاء إفريقيا يوفر أفضل تجربة تداول لعملائه الكرام! لقد رفعت هوت فوركس، الوسيط متعدد الأصول المشهور عالميًا في العقود مقابل الفروقات ، من سقف صناعة العملات الأجنبية منذ أن حصلت الشركة على لقبين مرموقين من مجلة الأعمال الدولية ، “أفضل تجربة تداول في […]

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Pizza Hut International Celebrates Iconic Original Pan® Pizza

Brand Marks 40th Pan-iversary by Declaring October Global Pizza Month and Raising a Slice to Toast in Over 50 Countries PLANO, Texas, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The 1980s delivered many icons, but none more memorable or cheesier than the oft-imitated, never-duplicated Pizza Hut Original Pan Pizza. The menu item forever changed the pizza-eating experience, and at […]

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Pizza Hut International célèbre l’anniversaire de la Pan® Pizza originale

Pizza Hut souligne le 40e anniversaire de sa Pan Pizza en déclarant octobre le mois mondial de la pizza et en lançant des célébrations dans plus de 50 pays PLANO, Texas, 1er octobre 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dans les années 1980, de nombreuses figures emblématiques sont apparues, mais aucune ne s’est avérée aussi mémorable ou fromagée que la Pan Pizza originale […]

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