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- The Foreign Press Association has recognised Al Jazeera English for its innovative health and environment programmes at its annual media awards ceremony in London. Commenting on the win, Al Anstey, managing director of Al Jazeera, said, “Al Jazeera English has consistently provided a refreshing approach to reporting in health and environment issues. We are proud to be recognised for this for the second year.”

- Nigeria; On December 3, 2013, Tunde Kelani presents new movie, 'Dazzling Mirage'. Lala Akindoju and Kunle Afolayan lead an all-star cast in the latest
Tunde Kelani movie as a sickle- cell suffer who overcomes social stigma, prejudice and her own low self-esteem, to achieve success, marriage and motherhood. To view and upload the video, click here:

- In an exciting development, STAND UP AFRICA, the premium comedy show that brings together Africa’s finest comedians will be showcased at mainland Europe’s biggest comedy festival in Montreux, Switzerland from the 5th to the 9th of December. STAND UP AFRICA will make for an intriguing addition to the Montreux Comedy Festival with an all star line up that includes African comedy giants Loyiso Gola, Kagiso Lediga, Stuart Taylor, Daliso Chaponda & Joseph Opio. Performance details for STAND UP AFRICA @Montreux Comedy Festival are available on the festival website

- Founded in 1985, AITV (Agence internationale de television), a subsidiary of France Télévisions devoted to African news and issues, will close its doors.
Source: ecrans