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Coronavirus – Cameroon: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Supports Cameroon’s Fight against COVID19

Coronavirus – Cameroon: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Supports Cameroon’s Fight against COVID19

AFRICA, cameroon, CORONAVIRUS, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, turkey
Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided 10,000 surgical masks, 500 N95 masks, 50 infrared thermometers, and a large number of gloves, eye protection, and disinfectants to Cameroon to combat COVID-19 Various medical supplies and equipment provided to combat COVID-19 were delivered to Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Health at a ceremony attended by the Republic of Turkey’s Ambassador to Yaoundé Ayşe Saraç. Stating that Cameroon is one of the African countries that has been affected the most by the COVID-19 outbreak, Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health Malachie Manaouda said, “We consider Turkey as our strategic partner. This assistance provided in such a difficult time means a lot to us.” In her speech, the Republic of Turkey’s Ambassador to Yaoundé Ayşe Saraç of...
Coronavirus – Djibouti: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Provides Food Aid to 1,000 Families in Djibouti

Coronavirus – Djibouti: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Provides Food Aid to 1,000 Families in Djibouti

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, Djibouti, turkey
The COVID-19 outbreak has been affecting the entire world since the beginning of 2020. The rapid spread of the disease in Djibouti in the past weeks and the tightening of the general isolation measures that have been in place across the country since March 25 have led to an economic recession in the entire country, especially in the capital, Djibouti City. To support the fight against the economic crisis that has arisen as a result of the measures taken by the Government of Djibouti against the coronavirus outbreak, TİKA has started to distribute food aid in cooperation with Djibouti’s Ministry of Social Affairs and Solidarity. Since the mass distribution of food is not possible due to the strict isolation measures taken against the outbreak across the country, the food aid will be dis...
Coronavirus – Uganda: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Supports Uganda’s Fight against COVID19

Coronavirus – Uganda: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Supports Uganda’s Fight against COVID19

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, turkey, UGANDA
1,000 food parcels prepared by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) were delivered to Uganda’s National Task Force for Combating COVID-19 as part of the global fight against COVID-19 The tightening of the general isolation measures that have been in place in Uganda for a month to combat the global COVID-19 outbreak has led to an economic recession in the entire country, especially in Kampala, the capital city. To support people who stay at their homes because of the isolation measures, 1,000 food parcels prepared by TİKA were delivered to the National Task Force for Combating COVID-19, which operates under the Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda. The food parcels, which contain flour, beans, and sugar, were delivered by the Republic of Turkey’s Ambassador to Ugan...
INTERNATIONAL: Turkey earthquake leaves at least 22 dead as buildings collapse

INTERNATIONAL: Turkey earthquake leaves at least 22 dead as buildings collapse

INTERNATIONAL, turkey
At least 22 people have been killed and more than 1,000 injured in a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey. The magnitude-6.8 quake, centred on the town of Sivrice in Elazig province, caused buildings to collapse and sent residents rushing into the street. Thirty-nine people have been pulled from the wreckage, with more than 20 feared to remain trapped, rescuers say. Earthquakes are common in Turkey - about 17,000 people died in a quake in the western city of Izmit in 1999. Friday's quake struck at about 20:55 local time (17:55 GMT). More than 200 aftershocks were recorded in the immediate aftermath. Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (Afad) said more than 400 rescue teams were heading towards the region, along with beds and tents for those disp...
Lyca mobile expands global footprint with launch of services in Uganda

Lyca mobile expands global footprint with launch of services in Uganda

AFRICA, AMERICA, ASIA, BURUNDI, EAST AFRICA, EGYPT, EUROPE, FEATURE STORIES, KENYA, MALAWI, Nairobi, Netherlands, niger, Nigeria, RWANDA, South Africa, SOUTH SUDAN, SUDAN, TANZANIA, TOGO, turkey, ZIMBABWE
KAMPALA, Uganda: Lycamobile, the world’s largest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), announces this day that it has opened operations in Uganda. This development expands Lycamobile’s global network reach to 24 counties worldwide. Allirajah Subaskaran, Lyca Group Founder and Chairman (R), Ambassador V.Kananathan (middle) and at the launch of the above telecom Company in Uganda at Sheraton Thursday evenning 16th January,2020. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Uganda is one of the biggest destinations for telecoms business in Africa, characterized by discerning high utility consumers. It has approximately 25 million mobile phone users and a nationwide mobile penetration rate of 71%with Kampala alone accounting for over 50%. Lycamobile has established countrywide infrastruc...
Turkey joins United States, France on list of countries with troops in Africa

Turkey joins United States, France on list of countries with troops in Africa

FEATURE STORIES, turkey
France’s president last week urged the United States not to reduce its military presence in Africa, arguing that the war against terrorism is far from over. France and the United States among the over 10 foreign countries that have either deployed troops or established military bases in different African countries. From protecting interests in resource-rich African countries, to fighting terrorism and piracy, controlling immigration and securing optimal bases to influence geopolitics, different countries advance different reasons for maintaining a military presence on the continent. Most of these troops and bases can be found at the twin hotspots of Sahel and the Horn of Africa. The Africa director for the International Crisis Group, Comfort Ero explains that this is s...