“HITOSHI MATSUMOTO Presents FREEZE Season 2” Produced by Japan’s Yoshimoto Kogyo Receives Best Original Digital Entertainment Program from Asian Television Awards

– Program, Honored by Largest TV Program Awards in Asia, Now Exclusively Streamed on Amazon Prime Video – OSAKA, Japan, Feb. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As the Amazon Original series, “HITOSHI MATSUMOTO Presents FREEZE Season 2” produced by Japan’s Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd. and streamed on Amazon Prime Video, has received the Best Original Digital […]

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African ministerial meeting to focus on COVID-19, AfCFTA

ADDIS ABABA, The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are set to take center stage at the upcoming Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development held under the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The conference of African ministers will be held virtually on March 17-23 under the theme of “Africa’s Sustainable Industrialization and Diversification in the Digital Era in the Context of COVID-19,” the UNECA announced on Wednesday. “The theme recognizes the continent’s desire to industrialize and create jobs…

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Consular Mission to Niger Strengthens Protection of Gambian Migrants

Themes: Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Niamey – Since 2017, over 1,600 Gambian migrants stranded in Niger have returned home with support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Niger, in fact, was the top country of returning migrants to The Gambia in both 2019 and 2020. However, the voluntary return process of Gambians in Niger to their home country continues to be a challenge as many Gambian don’t have a passport or other travel documents when they arrive in Niger. As the Government of The Gambia doesn’t have a…

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Covid-19: Scepticism as vaccination campaigns begin across Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Feb 5 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Conspiracy theories, mistrust and patchy communication have contributed to a flourishing of scepticism about Covid-19 vaccines in African countries, experts say, posing potential dangers to future immunisation campaigns. The anti-vaccine sentiment, often fed by rumours spread on social media, is already thriving in the West. But a similar dynamic is at play across Africa, according to public health experts on the continent, with people warier of Covid-19 jabs than they would be of other vaccines. “There’s a high level of scepticism,” said Ayoade Alakija,…

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WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 5 February 2021

• Globally, the number of vaccinations has now overtaken the number of reported infections. But more than three quarters of those vaccinations are in just 10 countries that account for almost 60% of global GDP. Around 130 countries, with 2.5 billion people, are yet to administer a single dose. • On Wednesday, COVAX published its forecast for the distribution of vaccines to participating countries. Countries are ready to go, but the vaccines aren’t there. We need countries to share doses once they have finished vaccinating health workers and older people.…

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