Chinese medical team arrives in DRC to help fight COVID 19

A Chinese medical mission arrived in Kinshasa, capital city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on Tuesday to help the African country fight the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The team will organize trainings for local medical staff, share epidemic prevention experience, and help improve the diagnosis and treatment capability. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA … Read more Chinese medical team arrives in DRC to help fight COVID 19

Vital Kamerhe, top aide to DRC president, on trial for corruption

Prosecutors in the Democratic Republic of Congo have put the president’s chief of staff Vital Kamerhe on trial for embezzlement and corruption. But Kamerhe has denied any wrongdoing and his supporters say the charges are politically motivated He was expected to succeed President Felix Tshisekedi in 2023. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports. – Subscribe to … Read more Vital Kamerhe, top aide to DRC president, on trial for corruption

40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox & other topics – Daily Briefing (8 May 2020)

LIVE Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and by Reem Abaza, Spokesperson of the President of the General Assembly. Highlights: SG/hate speech SG/WW2 remembrance COVID/Pacific COVID/resident coordinators Iraq Syria Horn of Africa Somalia Mediterranean UNHCR/DRC Smallpox Highlights of the briefing by the Spokesperson of the President of the … Read more 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox & other topics – Daily Briefing (8 May 2020)

Impact of COVID-19 on people with disabilities & other topics – Daily Briefing (5 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: COVID/disability Displaced children Global Compact Libya Brazil DRC Ecuador Yemen Burundi Afghanistan Honduras Plastics/Asia SECRETARY-GENERAL Tomorrow, the Secretary-General will launch his latest COVID-19 policy brief. This one will look at the impact of the virus pandemic on the world’s 1 billion … Read more Impact of COVID-19 on people with disabilities & other topics – Daily Briefing (5 May 2020)

1.6 billion workers at risk of losing livelihoods & other topics – Daily Briefing (29 April 2020)

LIVE Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: COVID/ILO COVID/Mauritania COVID/South Asia Syria DRC Central African Republic Niger School meals UNCTAD/privacy PRESS BRIEFING BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL The Secretary-General will be with us virtually and hold a press briefing tomorrow, starting at noon. He will discuss the impact of … Read more 1.6 billion workers at risk of losing livelihoods & other topics – Daily Briefing (29 April 2020)

Petersberg Climate Dialogue & other topics – Daily Briefing (28 April 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Climate – Deputy Secretary-General/European Union/Sahel – Solidarity with New York City – COVID-19/Women and Girls – COVID-19/LGBTI People, – COVID-19/ Safety and Health at Work – COVID-19/Samoa – COVID-19/DRC, – Afghanistan – Myanmar – Colombia – Yemen – Security Council/Middle … Read more Petersberg Climate Dialogue & other topics – Daily Briefing (28 April 2020)

SG/Earth Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (22 April 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: SG/Earth Day COVID/Papua New Guinea COVID/Greece DRC/Security Council Myanmar Iran Mozambique/IOM FAO/G20 Pangolins Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=22%20April%202020

Myanmar & other topics – Daily Briefing (21 April 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Myanmar – COVID/Food crises – Security Council – COVID/Bangladesh – COVID/Togo – COVID/Guyana – COVID/ILO – Libya – Iran – Syria – Yemen – DRC floods – UNESCO Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=21%20April%202020

Debt & other topics – Daily Briefing (17 April 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: – COVID-19/Debt – COVID-19/Secretary-General – COVID-19/Food Security – COVID-19/FAO/Africa – COVID-19/UNICEF – COVID-19/LGTBI People – Libya – COVID-19/Drc – COVID-19/Indonesia – Locust – COVID-19/Nepal – COVID-19/Panama – Ukraine – Damien Corrigan COVID-19/DEBT Today we released the Secretary-General’s policy brief on debt … Read more Debt & other topics – Daily Briefing (17 April 2020)

Sister Angelique ‘The hand of God’ | Al Jazeera Close Up

In 2013, Sister Angelique Namaika was awarded the Nansen refugee prize by the UNHCR. It was in recognition of her extensive work with more than 2,000 women in DRC. Many of these women are survivors of rape and abuse by fighters of the Lord’s Resistance Army. The prize came with an award $100,00, allowing her … Read more Sister Angelique ‘The hand of God’ | Al Jazeera Close Up

WHO Funding Cut & other topics – Daily Briefing (15 April 2020)

Noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Highlights: – Secretary-General – Africa Group – COVID-19/Children’S Report – Libya – COVID-19/Children – COVID-19/Africa/Latin America – COVID-19/Latin America/Human Rights – COVID-19/India – COVID-19/Myanmar – COVID-19/Lebanon – COVID-19/Nigeria – Ebola DRC – DRC – Ituri Violence – Greece SECRETARY-GENERAL In a statement … Read more WHO Funding Cut & other topics – Daily Briefing (15 April 2020)

DR Congo lockdown: Kinshasa’s main commercial centre closes

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s government has shut down its capital and main commercial hub for 14 days. Kinshasa is the epicentre of the outbreak. Nearly 12 million people live there, many in cramped conditions. Al Jazeera’s Raheela Mahomed reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find … Read more DR Congo lockdown: Kinshasa’s main commercial centre closes

G20 & other topics – Daily Briefing (26 March 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/G20 – Syria – Libya – DRC – India – South Sudan – Burkina Faso – Philippines – Sudan – Cameroon – NPT – UNESCO – UNICEF – Afghanistan – Biological Weapons – Financial Contribution SECRETARY-GENERAL The Secretary-General addressed the G-20’s virtual summit on … Read more G20 & other topics – Daily Briefing (26 March 2020)

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (18 March 2020)

As of Wednesday, WHO recorded 193 475 cases of COVID-19 in 164 countries. 7864 people have already died from the virus. ——————- Good afternoon. It’s now more than a month since the last case of Ebola in DRC. If it stays that way, the outbreak will be declared over in less than a month’s time. … Read more Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (18 March 2020)