Africa declared free of wild polio

News: Africa Regional Certification Commission, an independent body has declared Africa free from wild polio. Facts: Polio: It is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus.It invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours.  Transmission: The virus is transmitted by person-to-person spread mainly through the faecal-oral route or… Continue reading Africa declared free of wild polio

UN rolls out COVID-19 communication tool in Africa

News: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa(UNECA) has launched COVID-19 communication tool in Africa named Africa Communication and Information Platform(ACIP) for Health and Economic Action. Facts: ACIP: It is a mobile-based tool to support the country’s assigned National COVID-19 Taskforce to enhance its ability to implement necessary responses and to direct resources to mitigate and… Continue reading UN rolls out COVID-19 communication tool in Africa

Lucknow Declaration adopted at India-Africa Defence Conclave

News:India and 50 African countries have adopted the Lucknow Declaration at the first India – Africa Defence Minister’s Conclave. Facts: About Lucknow Declaration: Peace and Security:The countries have committed to continue their collaboration in the fields of peace and security including conflict prevention, resolution, management and peacebuilding. Terrorism:It condemned the growing threat of terrorism and… Continue reading Lucknow Declaration adopted at India-Africa Defence Conclave