Coronavirus: follow the evolution of the pandemic in real-time

Interactive map shows the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in reak time



African researchers lead scientific coalition for detecting pandemics in real-time

The first genomics research lab in Nigeria, ACEGID have begun a partnership with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and other research and public health partners, to implement the Sentinel project, that aims to develop an early warning system in Africa.

Unicef needs for US$1.6 billion to help children impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

Cerca de 77% das crianças com menos de 18 anos em todo o mundo, ou 1,8 bilhão, vivem em um dos 132 países com alguma forma de restrição de movimento devido ao COVID-19, de acordo com uma análise da UNICEF. Para mitigar essa situação, a organização está pedindo US $ 1,6 bilhão para apoiar sua resposta humanitária a crianças afetadas pela pandemia.

African Union proposes suspension for up to two years for payment of debts

The acting president of the African Union and head of state of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, defended the suspension of debt payments for up to two years, and not just until December, as proposed by the World Bank and the International World Fund. The announcement came in a virtual meeting with leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

DRC uses the Ebola response experience to mobilize against COVID-19

While the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is confronting the public health emergency posed by COVID-19, the country still faces the last phase of its Ebola virus epidemic.

Somalia and Kenya discusses an investigation about the humanitarian plane crash

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta spoke by phone on Tuesday. The two argued about the plane crash that killed six people in Bardale last Monday. The plane, owned by Kenyan airline Africa Express, was carrying material to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

WHO director-general will attend IBRAF webinar on international cooperation

Brazil Africa Institute will hold, on May 7th, the webinar “International Cooperation Amid the Pandemic: Joint Solutions for Public Health”.
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Chapada do Araripe establishes a bridge between Brazil and Morocco

Nabila Jebbouri is a 28-year-old young Moroccan researcher who has been researching the cultural ties between Brazil and her country. After participating in the promotion of the Oasis of Figuig as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, she has helped Chapada do Araripe, in northeastern Brazil, to achieve the same status. In August 2019, she participated in a thematic seminar to discuss the situation and intends to continue studying the cultural aspects of the region.

The need for solidarity between nations was the main issue in a dialogue promoted by IBRAF

“No country can face this pandemic alone. It takes a joint effort and solidarity at all levels ”. This is what Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said. He participated in the webinar "International Cooperation amid the Pandemic: Joint Solutions for Public Health", promoted by the Instituto Brasil África, which took place today, May 7.

Scholarships promote knowledge exchange among CPLP students

Five scholarships will be awarded to university students from the countries of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) who want to include in their degrees or master's degrees attendance at universities in Brazil or Portugal. The AULP Mobility Program (Association of Portuguese Language Universities) was launched in May 2019, and from 2020 OEI (The Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science, and Culture) joined the project.

Food Crisis: COVID-19 offers new risks for vulnerable countries

The COVID-19 pandemic could double the number of people suffering from acute hunger. The number could reach 265 million people by the end of 2020 unless quick action is taken.

Brazilian tells about the beginning of the lockdown in South Africa

The South African government initiated the lockdown on March 27 as a measure to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, about 500 Brazilians who were in the country did not know for sure how to return home. Brazilian journalist Larissa Carvalho, who worked in Johannesburg at the beginning of the pandemic, was one of those people.

COVID-19 demands new paradigms for International Cooperation

In a webinar format, a dialogue on COVID-19 was organized by IBRAF and broadcast live on YouTube.


Literary contest celebrates the World Portuguese Language Day

Celebrated for the first time on the 5th and May 2020, World Portuguese Language Day will be marked by the launch of a literary contest that aims to reward the best short stories written in the language.

CAP will choose the five best African photographers

To award the top five African photographers. This is the proposal for the CAP - Contemporary African Photography Award, which has been held since 2012.

Online platform displays award-winning works from African cinema

Dedicated to the dissemination and distribution of black cinematographies and, in particular, productions from Africa and its diaspora, the online platform Array decided to make part of its collection available for free.

A break for the Ethiopian coffee

Spending hours and hours confined at an airport can put a damper on anyone's mood. For travelers connecting from 6 am at the Addis Ababa airport, this wait is a little more pleasant.
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