Source: Ambassade de France au Zimbabwe et au Malawi |

Coronavirus: COVID-19 – Information on measures in place on arrival in mainland France and in French overseas territories

Travellers coming from other countries are encouraged to have a negative PCR test before they leave

Health measures apply to all travellers before departure and upon arrival into French territory. In addition, restrictions apply for entry into French territory depending on the travellers’ country of origin. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 on entering France, you will be required to carry out compulsory 14-day quarantine. Can…

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Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Coronavirus - Africa: A Human Rights Checklist

Human Rights Watch is committed to reporting on the human rights dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our research has identified 40 questions to guide a rights-respecting response to this crisis that addresses the needs of groups most at risk, including people living in poverty, ethnic and religious minorities, women, people with disabilities, older people, LGBT people, migrants, refugees, and children. We have also…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Coronavirus - Middle East/North Africa: UNHCR MENA COVID-19 Emergency Response Update

The COVID-19 pandemic in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is fast-evolving

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara, Yemen, and Turkey Key Figures 19 out of 20 UNHCR countries / operations are reporting COVID-19 cases in the region 16 million 2020 planning figure for people of…

Source: South African Government |

Coronavirus - South Africa: As at today, 28 March 2020, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1187

Some of the confirmed COVID-19 cases that involve health workers

Fellow South Africans, as at today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1187. We must outrightly state that these numbers do not indicate a reduction in the number of infections. It is merely a reflection of positive results that were received, verified and ready for today’s reporting. The…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

UN Secretary-General designates Stephanie Turco Williams of the United States as Acting Special Representative, Head of United Nations Support Mission in Libya

Ms. Williams will act as Special Representative in Libya until the appointment of a successor for Ghassan Salamé of Lebanon

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the designation of Stephanie Turco Williams of the United States as his Acting Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).  Ms. Williams will act as Special Representative in Libya until the appointment of a successor for Ghassan…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Bahrain |

President of Republic of Senegal receives credentials of Ambassador of Kingdom of Bahrain to Republic of Senegal residing in Rabat

At the presidential palace in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, an official reception ceremony was held for the Ambassador

The President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, received the credentials of Ambassador Khalid bin Salman Al-Musallam as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Republic of Senegal, residing in Rabat. At the presidential palace in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, an official reception ceremony was…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General designates Stephanie Turco Williams of the United States as Acting Special Representative, Head of United Nations Support Mission in Libya

Ms. Williams will act as Special Representative in Libya until the appointment of a successor for Ghassan Salamé of Lebanon

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the designation of Stephanie Turco Williams of the United States as his Acting Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Ms. Williams will act as Special Representative in Libya until the appointment of a successor for Ghassan…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Bahrain |

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs arrives in Bahrain

The Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs was received upon arrival by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom, Dr. Abdulltaif bin Rashid Al-Zayani,

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, arrived today, March 11, 2020, in the Kingdom of Bahrain as part of his visits to a number of Arab countries.  The Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs was received upon arrival by the Minister of Foreign Affairs…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Bahrain |

Ambassador-Designate of Kingdom of Bahrain to Republic of Senegal presents copy of credentials to Foreign Minister of Republic of Senegal

The meeting was attended by the Director of Protocol at the Senegalese Foreign Ministry.

Ambassador Khalid bin Salman Al-Musallam presented a copy of his credentials as Ambassador-Designate, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Republic of Senegal and residing in Rabat, to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Senegalese Diaspora, Amadou Bâ, in his office at the Senegalese Foreign Ministry…

Source: Deutsche Post DHL |

DHL Global Forwarding forms Arabian Cluster to focus on Growth Prospects in the Region

Industry veteran, Firas Sukkar takes on role of Country Manager in Kuwait

Expands presence to Saudi Arabia; team to be led by DHL (https://www.DHL.com) veteran, Sue Donoghue; Industry veteran, Firas Sukkar takes on role of Country Manager in Kuwait. DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has formed an Arabian Cluster (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait…