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OPINION: Can India replace China as the manufacturing and tech hub

India has a better geo-political standing however it has not fully harnessed these relationships for the political (including resolving issues with Pakistan) or economic advancement. India has joined WTO since its foundation, but even now its total trade volume is less than Hong Kong.

India is set to report a sharp slowdown as the pandemic hits its economy — and things could get even worse

Key Points India is set to report growth numbers for the first three months of this year, and analysts expect Asia’s third largest economy to have...

Coronavirus – Kenya: Govt announce 22 new cases of COVID-19 & warns those giving false information to stop

Download logoThe Government is calling upon the people who are going for COVID – 19 targeted testing in Nairobi and Mombasa  to provide the right information and contact to the state. Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr. Rashid Aman revealed that the Ministry of Health has noticed a disturbing trend where individuals are providing wrong contacts and telephone numbers during testing. This he said is serious considering that some of them have tes

Coronavirus: Seychelles’ Consular diplomacy – supporting our Seychellois nationals stranded abroad

Download logoIn his address to the nation on Monday 27th April 2020, President Danny Faure announced Government’s plan to repatriate Seychellois patients who were stranded in India and Sri Lanka, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Other Seychellois stranded in these two countries would also benefit in accordance with Public Health regulations. Under the guidance of the Seychelles health authorities, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) worked with the Seychelles High Commiss

Coronavirus: Seychelles’ embassies play key role in assisting Seychellois nationals stranded overseas

Download logoOn Saturday 23 May 2020, Air Seychelles will be undertaking a special flight to India and Sri Lanka to repatriate 95 Seychellois nationals stranded in those two countries during the COVID -19 pandemic. With the support of the Seychelles embassies in India and Sri Lanka and in close consultation with Air Seychelles, Health Authorities as well as the two respective resident High Commissions, the Seychellois nationals will finally be able to return home after months away from their

Coronavirus – Africa: Commonwealth health ministers agree to share advice and solutions in coronavirus battle

Commonwealth health ministers have agreed to coordinate their response in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. Ministers endorsed removing fees for coronavirus tests and treatment, especially for migrants and refugees, as appropriate within national contexts, and creating a voluntary mechanism to share and distribute extra medical supplies including ventilators and testing kits. They agreed on the need for solidarity and cooperation among Commonwealth countries and that close working with the

Coronavirus – Nigeria: 950 more Nigerian children under five could die every day without urgent action

Download logoAn additional 950 Nigerian children could die every day from preventable causes over the next six months as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts routine services and threatens to weaken the health system, UNICEF said today. Globally, 6,000 additional children under five could die every day. The estimate is based on an analysis by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, newly published in The Lancet Global Health journal. In a commentary to the Lancet

Coronavirus – Africa: As COVID-19 devastates already fragile health systems, over 6,000 additional children under five could die a day, without urgent action

Download logoAn additional 6,000 children could die every day from preventable causes over the next six months as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to weaken health systems and disrupt routine services, UNICEF said today. The estimate is based on an analysis by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, newly published in The Lancet Global Health journal. Based on the worst of three scenarios in 118 low- and middle-income countries, the analysis estimates that an addi
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