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Emergency Assistance to Niger in Response to Flood Disaster

Decision was made to meet Niger’s humanitarian needs, upon request of Government of Niger, in light of humanitarian perspective and cordial relations between Japan and Niger

On September 18, upon a request of the Government of the Republic of Niger, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents, blankets, plastic sheets, portable jerry cans and water purifiers) to Niger through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to floods occurring in the…

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    • Figure D - Legend: Levels of trust in the national government and the medical profession were condensed into three categories: ‘a lot of trust’, ‘some or not much trust’, and ‘no trust’. In general, there was a strong sense of trust in the medical profession. Those who said they would use the vaccine displayed higher levels of trust than those who said that they would not use the vaccine
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Issues in ensuring COVID-19 vaccine compliance (By Derek Yach, MBChB, MPH, Foundation for a Smoke-Free World)

We conducted a survey in June of 2020 that addressed whether people’s willingness to use a COVID-19 vaccine and adopt other preventive healthcare measures was associated with trust

By Derek Yach, MBChB, MPH An effective COVID-19 vaccine could help us emerge from isolation and end the social distancing required during this pandemic; but it will only work if people are willing to be vaccinated [1]. We conducted a survey in June of 2020 that addressed whether people’s willingness…

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International Organization for Migration (IOM) Inaugurates New Headquarters for National Border Police in Niger, Completing USD 3 Million Effort

Country is exposed to various security threats, such as violent extremist terrorism, cross-border crime, trafficking and smuggling, some spilling over from neighboring countries

A landlocked country in the Sahel region, the Republic of Niger is positioned at the crossroad of West, Central and North Africa. This strategic location has made the country an important corridor for both trade and migration. Due to its large territory, neighboring seven countries with over 5,600 km of land…

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Coronavirus Global Response: Access to COVID-19 Tools-Accelerator Facilitation Council holds inaugural meeting

The ACT-Accelerator is the proven, up-and-running, global collaboration accelerating the development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres appeals for a quantum leap in funding for the ACT-Accelerator, a global solution to get the world moving, working and prospering again -         H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, and H.E. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, co-chair the ACT-Acceleration Facilitation Council -        …

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The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation and Mizuho Bank Malaysia Sign US$100 million Trade Financing Deal

This Line of financing for ITFC is the first with a Japanese bank and in line with its strategy of developing partnerships with banks around the world to help extend trade financing to member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, signed a US$100 million Murabaha-structured line of trade finance with Mizuho Bank in Malaysia, a subsidiary of Mizuho Bank Japan. This financing will help ITFC extend its support to the member countries under its…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Coronavirus - Mauritius: Telephone Talk between Foreign Minister MOTEGI Toshimitsu and Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth

Both sides shared the view on continuing close cooperation with each other in order to restore the environment, and develop the economy and the society of Mauritius

On September 7, commencing at around 15:35 for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a telephone talk with the Honorable Pravind Jugnauth, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius.At the outset, Minister MOTEGI paid respect to the government and the people of Mauritius…

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Innocent Simiyu returns as Kenya Sevens Head Coach

The appointment of Simiyu comes after an intensive interview process last month in which he topped a short list of four candidates

The Kenya Rugby Union (https://www.KRU.co.ke/) is excited to announce the appointment of Innocent Simiyu as the Head Coach of the Kenya 7s Team. The appointment of Simiyu comes after an intensive interview process last month in which he topped a short list of four candidates Simiyu, Dennis Mwanja, Paul Murunga…

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Coronavirus: UNICEF Chad Humanitarian Situation Report

335 trainers and community leaders were coached on COVID-19 prevention, bringing the total number of community members reached to 1,277

Highlights During the reporting period, 38,059 malnourished children were admitted and treated in the supported health centres, bringing the year-to-date total to 146,205 in the provinces targeted by HAC, with a cure rate of 91 percent. 245 children received psychosocial support, including in child-friendly spaces, bringing the year-to-date total to…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Kenya |

Coronavirus - Kenya: Japan’s Assistance to Kenya to Build a Resilient Society

Japan will provide medical equipment to more than 10 hospitals around the country

Following the signing of Exchange of Notes for Universal Health Coverage last week, Japan announced a further contribution to Kenya. This is Japan’s response to the recent call by H.E. President Kenyatta for all the stake holders to contain the pandemic and to build a resilient society. Today, H.E. Mr.…

Source: World Rugby |

Video - Eddie Jones: “I want to see rugby being the number one sport in the world”

Some 265 participants from World Rugby’s virtual High Performance Academy have been learning from some of the best rugby coaches in the world

Back to school. Some 265 participants from World Rugby’s (www.World.Rugby) virtual High Performance Academy have been learning from some of the best rugby coaches in the world to prepare themselves for when international rugby restarts. Launched in May when most of the world was in lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic,…