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Covid-19: Angola closer to community infection

Luanda – Angola is 57 cases from declaring the existence of community infection, in terms of contamination by covid-19, as the number of cases without known epidemiological link increases.

This was said Wednesday by the Secretary of State for Public Health, Franco Mufinda,  stating that the country has 43 cases with unknown links, which still constitutes local contamination.

The official, who was speaking at daily update briefing, said that 100 cases were necessary to declare community infection, based on the criteria of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Mufinda explained that the Angolan Health authorities have regularly provided data on cases with unknown links, to show the society how closer the country is to community infection.

 

Source: Angola Press News Agency

 

Angola, US reinforce cultural, tourism cooperation

Luanda – Angolan minister of Culture, Tourism and Environment Adjany Costa and United States ambassador to Angola, Nina Maria Fite, analysed Thursday the cooperation in culture, tourism and environment sector.

During an audience, the two interlocutors discussed, among other issues, the US support for Angola.

Adjany Costa mentioned the aspects such as valuation of culture, the creation of comprehensive strategies in the environmental domain, which allow to bring back nature into populous center, as priority.

In turn, the American diplomat, Nina Maria Fite, expressed her country’s availability to support, under the process of conservation of the cultural, tourism and environmental heritage and publicizing on Angola history.

 

 

Source: Angola Press News Agency

Ambassadors at FAO discuss Africa’s priorities

Rome – The “Key Priority Group” of African ambassadors and representatives at FAO Thursday in Rome defended the inclusion of more personnel from the continent in the UN organisation’s regional offices, with a view to their valorisation and expertise upgrading.

Chaired by Angolan ambassador Maria de Fátima Jardim, the forum was created in June this year to support and recommend to the African Group at FAO the continent’s priorities concerning political strategies and programmes towards agriculture and food security.

“Africa’s challenges are enormous, so the present moment must be of convergence of response, sharing of ideas and common priorities, seeking to turn agriculture and food security into a challenge so that our countries can produce food accessible to their citizens,” said the Angolan ambassador.

Therefore, at its first meeting, the group defended a wider inclusion of African technicians and officials in the structures of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation as way for Africa to raise its voice louder in a near future.

The African representatives at FAO recommended a change to the forms of access and opportunities within the organisation, with a view to a more active role and relevance on matters concerning the African Agenda and projects contained in local programmes and national priorities.

As to Covid-19, the ambassadors considered crucial a stronger resilience in the food systems, seeking the mitigation of the effects of the pandemic, as  well as the participation in FAO regional conference on Africa scheduled for 14-18 September in Zimbabwe.

Comprising Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe, the group also discussed matters concerning the forthcoming food systems summit, stressing the need for Africa’s active participation in the event, with recommendations from its various sub-regions.

 

 

Source: Angola Press News Agency

 

Angola and South Africa discuss covid-19

Luanda – Angolan President João Lourenço and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, spoke Thursday on the phone about the covid-19 pandemic and the Libyan conflict.

The information is contained in a press release from the President’s Press Office that says the two Heads of State also discussed oil production in line with the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) plans.

According to the source, João Lourenço and Cyril Ramaphosa, who is currently the acting Chair of the African Union, also examined the tension stemming from the construction of the giant power dam by Ethiopia on the Nile.

 

 

Source: Angola Press News Agency