Sudan wishes to learn from China’s COVID-19 experience

As of June 4, Sudan has over 5,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the most among East African countries. A national curfew and traffic restrictions are in effect. A Chinese medical team is in the capital Khartoum to share their experiences in fighting the virus. CGTN’s He Weiwei talks to Sudan’s health minister about the country’s work. … Read more Sudan wishes to learn from China’s COVID-19 experience

Secretary-General/Vaccine & other topics – Daily Briefing (4 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Vaccine – Security Council – Security Council/Sudan – COVID/UN Peacekeeping – Mozambique – COVID-19/Eswatini – COVID/Bangladesh – COVID/Learners with Disabilities – Food Prices Index – Innocent Children Victims of Aggression – World Environment Day Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=21%20April%202020

Sudan: One year since crackdown government yet to deliver justice

Sudanese authorities have put up barricades outside the military headquarters to stop protesters from gathering there. Crowds are expected to mark a year since a violent crackdown by security forces in which more than 100 people were killed and 700 others wounded. The uprising saw President Omar al-Bashir removed from power. But many victims say … Read more Sudan: One year since crackdown government yet to deliver justice

Sudan gold, fuel smuggling costs hundreds of millions annually

Gold and fuel smuggling costs resource-rich Sudan hundreds of millions of dollars a year. A new report by financial watchdog group Global Financial Integrity(GFI) has revealed the extent of mismanagement in those sectors and its impact on the economy. Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan reports from Khartoum. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more Sudan gold, fuel smuggling costs hundreds of millions annually

Chinese medical team arrives in Sudan to support anti-virus fight

A Chinese medical team on Thursday arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum to support Sudan’s efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Minister Akram Ali Al-Tom, who received the Chinese team on arrival, commended China for its strong support for Sudan. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 … Read more Chinese medical team arrives in Sudan to support anti-virus fight

South Sudan tribal clashes: hundreds killed and wounded in inter-communal violence

In this edition, reports say that some 300 people were killed in South Sudan in inter-communal violence. We speak to Professor Awol Allo, who sheds light on what is behind the tribal clashes. Also, the WHO and UNAIDS have expressed concern about people living with HIV in Africa, and how the distribution of medication could be disrupted due to … Read more South Sudan tribal clashes: hundreds killed and wounded in inter-communal violence

War & Grace, GRAND PRIX of the Health for All Film Festival, Nurses/Midwives category

Meet Grace Lisio, one of the courageous midwives fighting for mothers and infants in war-torn South Sudan, which has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. “War & Grace” by Sonia Lowman from International Medical Corps, an NGO based in USA and UK; won the GRAND PRIX of the Nurses/Midwives category of … Read more War & Grace, GRAND PRIX of the Health for All Film Festival, Nurses/Midwives category

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

South Sudan fears COVID-19 spread in displacement camps

South Sudan has begun to see COVID-19 spreading to camps for internally displaced persons. Nearly 200,000 people live in such compounds run by the United Nations. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: https://www.cgtn.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ … Read more South Sudan fears COVID-19 spread in displacement camps

Mental health services during COVID-19 & other topics – Daily Briefing (13 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Mental Health – Deputy Secretary-Genera/COVID-19/Sustainable Development – Lebanon – Afghanistan – South Sudan – Libya – COVID-19/Prisons – COVID-19/Children -Trade – World Health Statistics – Iraq – Democratic Republic of the Congo – Virtual Press Briefing Tomorrow, – Financial Contribution MENTAL HEALTH POLICY BRIEF  … Read more Mental health services during COVID-19 & other topics – Daily Briefing (13 May 2020)

Why is Uganda’s Bobi Wine singing about coronavirus? | The Stream

“The bad news is that everyone is a potential victim. But the good news is that everyone is a potential solution…Sensitise the masses to sanitise. Keep a social distance and quarantine.” These are the words of Bobi Wine and Nubian Li in their campaigning anthem “Corona Virus Alert,” released to raise awareness of the pandemic … Read more Why is Uganda’s Bobi Wine singing about coronavirus? | The Stream

Lamu Port construction underway amid strict epidemic control

One of the largest infrastructure projects in #Africa, Lamu Port in Kenya, is undergoing #construction as workers have taken measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19. The first to third berth projects are being constructed by a consortium of companies led by China Communications Construction. The Lapsset Corridor Project plan includes a 32-berth port, transportation … Read more Lamu Port construction underway amid strict epidemic control

Uganda extends lockdown for two weeks but slowly eases measures

In tonight’s edition: Uganda moved quickly to bring in one of the toughest african coronavirus lockdowns in the region. That’s been extended for another two weeks even as some restrictions are lifted allowing some businesses to reopen. Moves to bring in criminal penalties for female genital mutilation in Sudan are welcomed by activists hoping that the changes being … Read more Uganda extends lockdown for two weeks but slowly eases measures

Sudanese struggle with inflation, lockdown during Ramadan

Nearly eight million people in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, are marking the fasting month of Ramadan under a lockdown imposed to try and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. But with the country facing an economic crisis as well, stocking up for the month has been hard for many – especially for families who rely … Read more Sudanese struggle with inflation, lockdown during Ramadan

18-Mile Backlog At Kenya-Uganda Border As Truck Drivers Tested For Covid-19

Mandatory testing for the new coronavirus between the borders of Kenya and Uganda has created a traffic jam of trucks carrying goods into landlocked Uganda stretching more than 30 kilometres (18 miles). Truck drivers say it is taking them four days to get through the border to get cleared bringing trade between the two nations … Read more 18-Mile Backlog At Kenya-Uganda Border As Truck Drivers Tested For Covid-19