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The African Development Bank has implored on governments and development partners to respond in a more coordinated, targeted, and rapid manner to be effective in limiting Covid-19 impact.

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, July 6, 2020/ -- The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) is pleased to announce the appointment of Wambui Gichuri as Acting Vice President- Agriculture, Human and Social Development, effective 5 July 2020.

ACCRA, Ghana, July 7, 2020/ -- China Yutong Bus (https://en.Yutong.com), one of the world’s major bus and coach suppliers, has donated more than 1.2 million medical masks to Ghana, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Sudan, Angola and other African countries and shared the experience of public transport pandemic prevention in China.

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 7, 2020/ -- In order to maximize the saving of local jobs and assist in the recovery of African energy markets after the Covid-19 crisis, the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) and its partners have launched a free-of-access jobs portal for trained and qualified African workforce.

Ntcheu, July 7, Mana: Ntcheu District has registered an increase in road accidents and general crimes as compared to the same period last year, a development which police have described as worrisome.

United Nations Resident Coordinator in Malawi, Maria Jose Torres, has urged the new government administration to lead a “one country approach” to the Corona virus pandemic in view of a surge in cases.

In the month of June alone, 12 people have died of Covid-19. In April and May, there were only four deaths.

Political and social commentators, Victor Chipofya and Sherriff Kaisi, have cautioned the Malawi Police Service and other security arms to refrain from acting out of fear because of recent change of political leaders.

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) will launch its African Economic Outlook 2020 Supplement in a live Zoom event from 14.30 to 16.00 (Abidjan time) on Tuesday 7 July 2020.

Human Rights Watch says Malawi’s new president, Lazarus Chakwera, should use his electoral victory as an opportunity to reset the country’s human rights record, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 28, 2020, Chakwera was sworn in as president following a rerun vote on June 23, in which he won 58.57 percent of the vote.

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