International Day of UN Peacekeepers & other topics – Daily Briefing (29 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Peacekeeping – Covid-19/Peacekeeping Missions – Climate – Honduras/COVID-19 – COVID-19/Brazil – COVID-19/Postal Sector – COVID-19/Tourism – Yemen – Security Council – Nepal – Libya – Kenya/Floods – Ethiopia – Somalia – Venezuela – Nigeria – World No Tobacco Day SECRETARY-GENERAL/PEACEKEEPING  This morning, to … Read more International Day of UN Peacekeepers & other topics – Daily Briefing (29 May 2020)

The new normal: FRANCE 24 reports from Kenya to Thailand

In our show “The New Normal”, which examines the consequences of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, FRANCE 24 brings you four reports from our correspondents around the globe. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English … Read more The new normal: FRANCE 24 reports from Kenya to Thailand

Kenya lockdown measures taking toll on Eid festivities

The coronavirus pandemic is limiting Eid holiday festivities around the world. Muslims in the Eastleigh neighbourhood of the capital Nairobi will be among the millions celebrating under lockdown. But some businesses are suffering under the restrictions. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from Nairobi. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish … Read more Kenya lockdown measures taking toll on Eid festivities

Coronavirus: the worst death rate in one of London’s poorest boroughs – BBC News

Some of the most disadvantaged parts of the UK are suffering the worst effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The borough of Newham in east London has recorded the worst mortality rate in England and Wales, according to official figures. Meanwhile the continent of Africa has yet to suffer the numbers of infections and deaths that … Read more Coronavirus: the worst death rate in one of London’s poorest boroughs – BBC News

Solidarity with Africa & other topics – Daily Briefing (20 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Policy Brief/Africa – Africa Dialogue – Human Rights Chief/ Africa – Economic and Social Council – Global Human Development – COVID-19/Child Malnutrition – Security Council/Middle East – South Sudan – Cyclone Amphan/Bangladesh – COVID-19/Kenya – COVID-19/Armenia – World Bee Day – International Day For … Read more Solidarity with Africa & other topics – Daily Briefing (20 May 2020)

Kenya: Lack of funds puts conservation projects at risk

Millions of tourists normally flock to Kenya’s wildlife reserves. But international arrivals into the country have been stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic and the loss of tourism dollars is putting conservation projects at risk. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports from Nairobi. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – … Read more Kenya: Lack of funds puts conservation projects at risk

Kenyan Nurses Zumba Dance To Ease Covid-19 Stress And Boost Morale

Dozens of nurses and health-care workers took a Zumba class in Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday to boost morale before returning to treat Covid-19 patients. Chief Executive Officer of Kenya’s Nursing Council Edna Kimaiyo said it was a way to alleviate anxiety and stress, and keep fit. Around 50 health-care workers wearing masks and observing social distancing … Read more Kenyan Nurses Zumba Dance To Ease Covid-19 Stress And Boost Morale

Socially-distanced Zumba class boosts morale of Kenyan nurses

Around 50 Kenyan nurses took part in a Zumba class to boost their morale before returning to treat COVID-19 patients on Sunday. They danced and prayed for nearly two hours while wearing masks and observing social distancing rules. The exercise was meant to help them shake off anxiety and keep fit. So far, Kenya has … Read more Socially-distanced Zumba class boosts morale of Kenyan nurses

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Sunday May 17 | ABC News

0:00 Victorian cafes, restaurants and the dining areas in pubs will reopen from the 1st of June. Venues will initially be able to have a maximum of 20 people indoors with that number gradually increasing. 4:24 Queensland has recorded no new cases of coronavirus overnight despite more than 200 tests of staff and residents of … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Sunday May 17 | ABC News

More displacement in East Africa as Lake Victoria swells

Record floods have devastated East Africa this rainy season with almost half a million people displaced. Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake and connects Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. It is at its highest recorded level. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports on what that means for the communities living around the lake. – Subscribe to our … Read more More displacement in East Africa as Lake Victoria swells

Stigma, fears of quarantine hinder Kenya’s COVID-19 fight

Mass testing for the novel coronavirus is under way in the worst affected areas of Kenya. But many are reluctant to be checked, for fear of being forced into quarantine. There is also a stigma attached to the virus and the disease it causes, known as COVID-19. Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from the capital … Read more Stigma, fears of quarantine hinder Kenya’s COVID-19 fight

Kenya’s coronavirus quarantine camps: Allegations of corruption and police brutality

So far Kenya, as the rest of Africa, seems to have been relatively spared from the worst impacts of coronavirus though cases continue to rise steadily. The East African country did impose strict and sometimes controversial measures early on in the outbreak – in the hope of avoiding a potential disaster. One of those measures … Read more Kenya’s coronavirus quarantine camps: Allegations of corruption and police brutality

Is France’s lifting of lockdown stoking social discrimination?

IN THE PAPERS, Tuesday May 12: We bring you reactions from the Chinese press after fears of a new cluster emerge in Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus. Here in France, Libération reacts critically to the first day of lockdown easing. There’s more confusion in the British papers over British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s exit … Read more Is France’s lifting of lockdown stoking social discrimination?

Live: Chinese medics share COVID-19 treatment experience with counterparts abroad

Seventeen years ago, Dr. Li Quanrui and head nurse Sun Xuelian from Beijing’s Xuanwu Hospital Capital Medical University worked on the front line of the fight against SARS. This year, they were on the battlefield again to combat #COVID19 in Wuhan. What lessons did they learn from treating COVID-19 patients? In this episode, they share … Read more Live: Chinese medics share COVID-19 treatment experience with counterparts abroad

Kenya drivers struggle to make ends meet during lockdown

Coronavirus restrictions are creating a boom in online and home delivery services. But in Kenya’s capital, some going door-to-door say they are seeing few benefits and are struggling to make ends meet. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports from Nairobi. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on … Read more Kenya drivers struggle to make ends meet during lockdown