IOM South Sudan: Weekly COVID-19 Situation Report (15 – 21 June 2020)

SITUATION OVERVIEW The COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve in the African region, with a rising incidence of cases and associated deaths. Of the new cases in the region, more than half of the cases reported are from South Africa. In addition, health workers have been significantly affected by COVID-19 in the region, with 73 new health worker infections during the reporting period, including four from South Sudan, according to WHO.…

South Sudan: Weekly IPC Pillar Progress Report (15 – 21 June 2020)

SUMMARY IPC TWG leadership continues to support national and state level coordination of IPC partners, finalization of guidelines and harmonization of training materials along with other IPC partners. To scale up IPC and WASH in health facilities and communities, IPC WASH pillar continues to scale up activities with improved collaboration of an integration of WASH services with RCCE, Health and Nutrition actors in health facilities, POCs and communities at risk.…

Nile Countries Agree to Restart Talks Over Disputed Dam

The leaders of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia agreed late Friday to return to talks aimed at reaching an accord over the filling of Ethiopia's new hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile, according to statements from the three nations.   Early Saturday, Seleshi Bekele, Ethiopia's water and energy minister, confirmed that the countries had decided during an African Union summit to restart stalled negotiations and finalize an agreement over the contentious…

EGYPT, ETHIOPIA AND SUDAN TO AGREE NILE DAM DEAL IN WEEKS

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will agree a deal to fill the giant Blue Nile dam in two to three weeks, following mediation by the African Union to broker a deal to end a decade-long dispute over water supplies. Tortuous negotiations over the years have left the two nations and their neighbour Sudan short of an agreement to regulate how Ethiopia will operate the dam and fill its reservoir, while protecting…

De Havilland Canada Delivers First Dash 8-400 Aircraft to TAAG Angola Airlines

Introduction of fleet of Dash 8-400 aircraft will support the growth of TAAG’s network Images and a video relating to this release will be available at https://dehavilland.com/en/media TORONTO, June 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada”) today delivered the first of six Dash 8-400 aircraft to TAAG Angola Airlines E.P (“TAAG”), the state-owned, national airline of Angola. The order was disclosed on June 18,…