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Record 19 International Players from 15 Countries highlight Global Reach of NBA All-Star 2020

NBA All-Star 2020 will reach fans in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages

All-Star Starters Antetokounmpo, Dončić, Embiid and Siakam Headline Record Eight International All-Stars; NBA All-Star 2020 Will Reach Fans in 215 Countries and Territories in 47 Languages A record 19 international players from 15 countries will participate in NBA All-Star 2020 (NBA.com/AllStar), which will reach fans in 215 countries and territories…

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WHO Executive Board appoints directors for Africa and Europe

Re-appointed Dr Matshidiso Moeti for a second term as WHO Regional Director for Africa

The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 146th session in Geneva, has re-appointed Dr Matshidiso Moeti for a second term as WHO Regional Director for Africa and Dr Hans Kluge as Regional Director for Europe in his first term. Re-election of the Regional Director for Africa “I am greatly honoured…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
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Oklahoma City’s Paul and Houston’s Westbrook Headline Reserves for 2020 NBA All-Star Game

NBA All-Star Draft to Air on TNT on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. ET

Six First-Time All-Stars Among Reserves: Adebayo, Gobert, Ingram, Mitchell, Sabonis and Tatum; NBA All-Star Draft to Air on TNT on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. ET. Former Kia NBA All-Star MVPs Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Russell Westbrook of the Houston Rockets lead the list of…

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

Opening of a Visa Application Centre

Germany represents Belgium, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary in Schengen visa matters

The German Embassy will outsource the application process for Schengen visas in Namibia to a service provider (TLS Group S.A.) with a Visa Application Centre (VAC) based in Windhoek, starting as from 2 March 2020. According to the European Visa Code, Germany represents Belgium, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands,…

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Meetings of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu with Ambassadors of Montenegro, Gambia, Greece, Mongolia and Oman

On the same day, Minister Çavuşoğlu also met with Ambassador Bold Ravdan of Mongolia and Ambassador Qasim Mohammed Salim Al Shalhi of Oman

On 14 January 2020, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met with newly appointed Ambassador Perisa Kastratoviç of Montenegro, Ambassador Landing Kinteh of Gambia and Michel-Christos Diamessis of Greece and wished them success during their terms in Turkey. On the same day, Minister Çavuşoğlu also met with Ambassador Bold Ravdan of Mongolia…

Source: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Press Release Regarding the Joint Statement Made by Greece, France, Greek Cypriot Administration (GCA) and Egypt on the Eastern Mediterranean

Turkey, with the longest coastline in the Mediterranean has the right to speak on any project concerning the region

The press statement regarding the developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, following the meeting in Cairo on 8 January 2020 with the participation of the Foreign Ministers of Greece, France, Greek Cypriot Administration (GCA) and Egypt as well as Italy, is based entirely on factitious arguments and false premises. The two…

Source: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Statement of the Spokesperson of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hami Aksoy, in Response to a Question Regarding the Statements Made by Greece and Egypt on the Agreement Signed With Libya on the Maritime Jurisdiction Areas

The agreement is in accordance with the court decisions that create the international jurisprudence and international law

By the agreement signed with Libya, a part of the western borders of our maritime jurisdiction areas in the Eastern Mediterranean is delimited. The agreement is in accordance with the court decisions that create the international jurisprudence and international law including the relevant articles of the United Nations Convention on…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

A historic moment as the Ethiopian Parliament goes blue to mark World Children’s Day

Ethiopia ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1991 and it has also incorporated into domestic laws

On the eve of World Children’s Day and the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 20 November, the House of Peoples’ Representatives lights up in blue to signify Ethiopia’s support for child rights. Countries across the world are lighting up their national landmark buildings…

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Announcing the Arrival to Cairo of U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen was sworn in as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Arab Republic of Egypt on November 14, 2019

The Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce the arrival in Cairo of the new U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Jonathan Cohen. Ambassador Cohen presented his credentials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on November 17, 2019.  Jonathan Cohen was sworn in as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary…

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Theatre Helps Raise Awareness on Human Trafficking in Most Affected Regions in Nigeria

Those watching the plays in markets and other public spaces say they have been impacted by the stories

The city of Benin in southern Nigeria was once the capital of the former Edo Kingdom of Benin, one of the oldest states in West Africa. It dates back to the 11th century. Little remains of that kingdom. The once-mighty city is now the main “sender” place of origin of Nigerians…