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Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” predictably dominated the Asian Film Awards. The dark comedy, which won Cannes 2019 and four Oscars, added four further prizes on Wednesday, including best film and best screenplay.

‘Parasite’ dominates online edition of the Asian Film Awards

Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” predictably dominated the Asian Film Awards. The dark comedy, which won Cannes 2019 and four Oscars, added four further prizes on Wednesday, including best film and best screenplay.
Beijing-based sales agent Rediance has picked up international rights to Li Xiaofeng’s Back To The Wharf, which premiered in competition at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival.

Rediance picks up Li Xiaofeng’s ‘Back To The Wharf’

Beijing-based sales agent Rediance has picked up international rights to Li Xiaofeng’s Back To The Wharf, which premiered in competition at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival.

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced a “phased reopening” of the country, with the resumption of international flights from August 1 as well as the lifting of internal travel restrictions.

Kenya calls for revised commercial relations with EU

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya on Tuesday urged the European Union (EU) to reorganize its trade relations with Africa to focus more on the private sector-led economic relationships and trade, an official source said in Nairobi, Kenya.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends an interview with Reuters, at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25), in Madrid, Spain December 11, 2019. REUTERS-Susana Vera-File Photo

Ethiopia: UN ‘deeply worried’ over impending military offensive – chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed “deep concern” over the unfolding conflict in the breakaway Tigray region of Ethiopia.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at Downing Street in central London on September 9, 2020 following an announcement of further restrictions on social gatherings in England due to an uptick in cases of the novel coronavirus. – The UK government on on September 9 sets out tighter rules on social gatherings to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with concern mounting at rising infection rates among the young. The law in England will change from next week to reduce the number of people who can gather socially from 30 to six, with some exemptions. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau / POOL / AFP)

Britain eases coronavirus restriction for Christmas

People in Britain will be able to celebrate Christmas with other families under a relaxation of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions for the holiday period.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it does not want bail for a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, because he might escape.

Abdulrasheed Maina’s cousin asks him to submit to authorities to avoid Senator Ndume’s humiliation

A cousin to former pension boss, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, Mallam Aliyu Maina, has called on the erstwhile chairman of the pension reform task team to submit himself for the continuation of the trial so that the current national embarrassment faced by Senator Ali Ndume is smothered before it gets out of hand.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC.

EFCC to join FIRS in fighting tax evasion

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is committed to fighting tax evasion because it is a financial crime that falls within its purview.