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Video: Young Man Rejects US, Canada Scholarships, Says He Wants Africa Transformation

A young Rwandan has rejected offers from any country outside Africa continent and said that he all is want is Africa transformation.

Watch him speak in this engaging interview

WHO Confirms Over 300,000 Covid-19 Cases In Africa

World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed over 312,000 Covid-19 cases on the African continent

The WHO African Region, made this known via its Twitter handle on Tuesday morning.

It twitted that over 312,000 coronavirus cases have been been recorded in Africa with more than 149,000 recoveries & 8,200 deaths.

It was also gathered that South Africa remains the epicenter of the pandemic in the continent with over 100,000 infections, followed by Egypt who has about 56,000 cases.

Nigeria is the country which is closer to Egypt with about 21,000 cases.

There is no Africa country without a case of coronavirus virus.

Nigeria Wins War Against Polio’ WHO Declares

Nigeria has been declared to be free of poliomyelitis (a disease that causes paralysis in children below five years) by World Health Organization (WHO).

The UN health agency is expected to formally present Nigeria with a certificate.

Nigeria’s head of primary health care agency Dr. Faisal Shuaib described the achievement as a “proud moment for us and indeed all Nigerians”.

Health experts in the country welcomed the development but urged caution.

For a country to be declared polio-free it must ensure high immunisation coverage and prove there have been no transmissions for at least three consecutive years.

It should also maintain a surveillance and outbreak preparedness system.

Cameroon’s Health Minister Malachie Manaouda had on Wednesday announced that the country had been certified free of polio.

With that, Africa seems to be free of polio virus.

Afghanistan and Pakistan are now the only countries with cases of the wild poliovirus

Africa’s Covid-19 Death Tolls Now 4,700

The total death tolls in Africa as regards to Covid-19 pandemic is now at least 4 , 700 while total cases confirmed has reached 168, 464.

This was obtained from statistics released by the World Health Organisation ’ s office for the African Region.

The health organization wrote on Twitter that over 168 , 464 cases of coronavirus has been confirmed on the African continent – with more than 73 , 000 recoveries and 4 , 700 deaths.

The countries with higher cases are South Africa with 40 , 792 , Egypt with 28 , 615 , and Nigeria with 11 , 516 .

While Egypt , South Africa , and Algeria account for the highest number of related fatalities with 1 , 088 , 848 , and 681 deaths respectively .

Facebook Partners Red Cross, Lunches Digital Campaign To Combat Covid-19 In Africa

Facebook says it has launched “AfricaTogether,” a digital campaign to encourage vigilance against COVID-19 in partnership with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Jocelyne Muhutu-Rémy, Facebook’s Strategic Media Partnerships Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, said on Monday that as part of the launch, there would be a digital campaign across Africa and a two-day festival on June 4 and June 5 featuring artists.

The event is said to include a festival with performances by artists such as Femi Kuti, Ferre Gola, Salatiel, Serge Beynaud, Patoranking, Aramide and Youssou N’dour.

She as well stated that there will also be a digital awareness campaign with prevention messages developed with Red Cross and Red Crescent health experts targeting simultaneously Facebook users in 48 countries across sub-Saharan Africa.

The statement further reveals that the event will be streamed on Facebook Live on June 4 in English and will be hosted by the Nigerian popular actor and comedian Basketmouth and in French on June 5 by the renowned media personality Claudy Siar.

Those interested are urged to tune in
to the Facebook Africa page, Red Cross and Red Crescent Facebook pages.

He concluded that with a network of more than 1.5 million volunteers and staff across the continent, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement was on the frontlines of combating COVID-19 in communities through information campaigns.

Mamadou Sow, a long-serving member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, said the COVID-19 pandemic was an unprecedented crisis, noting that it was affecting everyone regardless of ethnicities and religions.

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