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Trust Africa, the pan-African developmental foundation over the weekend continued the distribution exercise of some 30, 000 face masks to frontline healthcare providers as the on-going battle against Covid-19 pandemic intensifies across the West African country.
The foundation which is a think-tank working for the development of the African continent and its people with an expressed commitment towards the on-going fight by providing the much-needed relief to healthcare workers in Senegal as part of its contribution to the concerted efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
The distribution exercise kicked off on Wednesday with donations made to healthcare works within Dakar and its suburbs then reaching regions of Thies on Thursday and Ziguinchor on Friday (January 29).
TrustAfrica Foundation and V6 CO Online Medical Supplies have collaborated to provide much-needed relief to healthcare workers in Senegal as part of their contribution to the concerted efforts to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The two organisations are donating thirty thousand high-quality masks which are to be used for the protection of frontline healthcare providers in the fight against the pandemic.
The N95 high-quality masks, worth about seventy million CFA, are already being distributed to hospitals, health facilities and institutions working night and day against the pandemic in support of their efforts and as an expression of commitment to vulnerable communities.
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The 8th Pan-African Conference (PAC) on Illicit Financial Flows and Taxation, which took place virtually from 9 to 13 November 2020, was quite successful and mutually beneficial to both the Participants and organisers. The theme of this edition was: ‘’The Africa we want after COVID-19: Optimising the Mobilization of the Internal Resources of the Extractive Sector for the Transformation of Africa’’
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition was held in form of physical events (in countries where this was possible) and virtual sessions, on the margins of the meeting and plenary sessions. To make this conference a success, various committees were set up. Among them was the Communications Committee, which was in charge of reporting the event and ensuring its visibility across the African continent with the support of the media. This press-book is a reflection of the extent and quality of the media coverage.
TrustAfrica has launched a project over the past two years to address gender-based violence as a persistent obstacle, among others, to Francophone women empowerment in West Africa, particularly in three priority countries, Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Mali. The Foundation has invested in this through the transformation of social norms, research, technical assistance, and capacity building.
With the global pandemic COVID-19, the main risk factors and acts of violence against women and girls have been exacerbated, especially with the closure of schools and universities and the lockdown. Besides physical and verbal abuse, many girls have had to drop out of school. TrustAfrica, together with its partners, was able to respond immediately to the crisis by establishing a rapid response mechanism to support initiatives that address these issues in this new context.
Using the “International 16 days of activism campaign against gender-based violence (GBV)” as a pretext, TrustAfrica organizes a panel discussion to support the current initiatives, mobilize actors and share knowledge with the various stakeholders.
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery - 2 December 2020
TrustAfrica, Amnesty International and the African Network Against Discrimination on the Basis of Work, Ancestry, Slavery and Social Beliefs are jointly hosting a virtual roundtable to commemorate the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. Although slavery has been abolished in Mauritania, Mali, and Niger, some individuals and communities because of their birth or descent or ancestry continue to be discriminated as slaves. The aim of this virtual roundtable is to convene women representatives belonging to antislavery organizations to share their lived experiences in times of COVID-19 pandemic.
Opening remarks and Moderator: Prof. Penda Mbow, Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, former Minister of Culture, and Founder of ‘Mouvement citoyens’
Community Immunity global initiative’s second LiveStream4Africa concert on Saturday, 17 October 2020 at 6:pm GMT was a very successful one. Renowned award-winning artists Baaba Maal, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Berita were amazing. The two comperes, DJ Boubs and Sainabou Jagne did a wonderful job to ensure that both English-speaking and French-speaking audiences were able to follow the concert and enjoy the performances.