Syinix to Release the Brand’s First Android TV, Continuing to Elevate the User Experience for a Smart Life at Home

First Android TV Launched in Nigeria and Ghana TOKYO, Sept. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Syinix, a global smart home appliance brand, will launch the brand’s first Android TV™ in Ghana and Nigeria on 15 Sep. Given the increasing demand for smart home appliances, this will be a huge step forward for consumers to elevate their experience and […]

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Syinix Becomes Leicester City Football Club’s Official Home Appliances Partner

Syinix Becomes Leicester City Football Club’s Official Home Appliances Partner TOKYO, Sept. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The emblematic Syinix mascot Mr. Fox might soon be changing his green hoodie for a royal blue shirt! That’s right, Syinix has become Leicester City Football Club’s (LCFC) official partner of home appliances. Premier League’s Foxes, the most […]

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COVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 27 (02 September 2020)

The number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the WHO African Region continues to decrease in the past six weeks. Since our last External Situation Report 26 issued on 26August 2020, a total of 41 614 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1 363 new deaths were reported from 46 countries between 26 August and 1 September 2020. This is a 21% decrease in cases as compared to 52 544 cases registered during the previous reporting period (19-25August 2020). At the same time, a 13% (1 363) decrease in the…

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Governments call for a greater focus on prevention and “Building Back Better” post-COVID

Author: UNDRR- New York Liaison Office Source: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – New York UNHQ Liaison Office National and local governments, civil society representatives, the private sector, academia and the United Nations system gathered virtually in July 2020 for the annual High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Discussions on this year’s theme of “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development” focused on the hurdles to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent…

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Aid and health worker safety and security in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic (January – June 2020)

Between January to June 2020, Insecurity Insight’s monitoring identified over 78 events where aid or health workers were killed, kidnapped, injured, or assaulted (KIK), and 103 events where health facilities were damaged or destroyed. This document provides an overview of developments that have affected the safety and security of aid and health workers in the first half of 2020. There are some distinct patterns emerging. The COVID 19 pandemic has led to a rise in health workers experiencing threats and violence • As the pandemic spread and, in particular, as…

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Covid-19 and child marriage in West and Central Africa

Setting the scene The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic risks undoing decades of progress for girls’ rights and gender equality. When cases of COVID-19 started emerging in West and Central African (WACA) countries in late February, governments responded rapidly by closing borders, restricting internal travel, initiating curfews, and closing schools and market places. Prior to the crisis, UNICEF suggested that if efforts to end child marriage were not accelerated, WACA risked becoming the region with the highest numbers of child brides by 2050. The impacts of COVID-19 related restrictions –…

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East Africa Seasonal Monitor (August 2020)

HIGHLIGHTS • Wetter than normal conditions were experienced in June-July period in several areas of the northern countries except in in isolated areas in South Sudan, Sudan and northern Somalia. While the June-September season is still in progress, it points to a likely third consecutive wetter than normal season, providing favourable conditions for production activities. • Harvesting of seasonal crops planted during the March-May period started in July in equatorial areas while those in northern unimodal areas and western Kenya are in vegetative to reproductive stage and will be harvested…

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African countries engaging in ground-breaking COVID-19 vaccine initiative

Brazzaville – While the race to find safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines continues, African countries are signing up to a ground-breaking initiative, which aims to secure at least 220 million doses of the vaccine for the continent, once licensed and approved. All 54 countries on the continent have expressed interest in COVAX, a global initiative which is co-led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The partners are working with governments and manufacturers to procure enough vaccine doses…

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