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    • Inmates point from inside of La Modelo prison in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, March 22, 2020. Twenty-three inmates were killed and 83 were injured during protests in that prison against unsanitary conditions, lack of access to water, overcrowding, and inadequate measures to protect them from COVID-19. © 2020 AP Photo/Ivan Valencia
    • A man using a wheelchair is pictured washing his hands in a public water tap in Nairobi, Kenya, as a preventive measure against COVID-19, March 22, 2020. © 2020 Dennis Sigwe/SIPA via AP Images
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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…

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Permanent Representative of Ethiopia presents credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations (Vienna), Zenebe Kebede Korcho, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly. During his career, Zenebe Kebede Korcho, who is also Ambassador to Switzerland, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and…

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Governor Nyesom Wike: “Real Madrid Academy Port Harcourt is a legacy for Rivers State”

Governor Wike announced to this latest Congress in Budapest that the Academy has now been completed and commissioned in September 2019

During the opening day of the 83rd AIPS Congress at the Corinthia Hotel Budapest in Hungary, the Governor of Rivers State, Nigeria, His Excellency Nyesom Ezenwo Wike took the stage to share his vision for a project he holds dear - the Real Madrid Academy based in his capital, Port…

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,…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Child Rights Committee to review Austria, Belarus, Costa Rica, Hungary, Rwanda and State of Palestine

The public sessions will be held in the Ground Floor Conference Room of Palais Wilson in Geneva

The UN Child Rights Committee will meet in Geneva from 20 January to 7 February to review Austria, Belarus, Costa Rica, Hungary, Rwanda, and State of Palestine. The above are among the 196 States parties to the Child Rights Convention and its Optional Protocols. They required to undergo regular reviews…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary |

An agreement is required with Africa that facilitates the region’s population retention capacity

Hungary is not prepared to support the document if it includes any refence at all to the global compacts for migration or on refugees

“Hungary is only prepared to support an EU agreement with the countries of Africa that concerns the funding of effective repatriation policies and facilitates the region’s population retention capacity”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI from Brussels on Monday.…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary |

Levente Magyar holds talks on Hungary-related business issues in Egypt

Parliamentary State Secretary Levente Magyar from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade held talks with several Egyptian ministers in Cairo with relation to Hungary-related business issues, including the deal concerning the shipping of railroad cars to the North African county

In a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI following the meeting on Thursday, the State Secretary said the parties had discussed two deals that are being supervised by the Hungarian state, one of which concerns the joint shipment of 1300 railroad cars to Egypt with Russia at a value of…

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60 young debaters from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the Balkans met in Malta to debate a sustainable 2030 future

The overall objective of the Young Mediterranean voices programme is to empower young people to enhance a culture of dialogue to contribute to public policy

“It is our duty to build the next generation of Euro-Mediterranean dialogue leaders to transform debate into action for a sustainable future. This was stated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela in his address at the 1st Euro-Med Debate and Policy Forum. Held in Malta for the first…

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Hungary Helps Programme provides humanitarian aid for the persecuted in Ethiopia

The cabinet will provide HUF 483 million in total for the Mai-Aini refugee camp operated by the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church

The tenet of the Hungarian government’s humanitarian policy is that help must be taken where there is trouble, rather than bringing problems here. East Africa is one of the main sources of migration towards Europe, and therefore, as part of the Hungary Helps Programme, the cabinet will provide aid worth…

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European Investment Bank (EIB) to support EUR 4.5 billion new business, social, energy transition and sustainable transport investment

This includes investment that addresses challenges facing female entrepreneurs in Poland and across Africa, supports lease financing in Italy, backs venture capital in Liberia and Sierra Leone

EUR 1.6 billion support for private investment, including for women and rural communities; upgrading thousands of schools and expanding long-term care provision; financing renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean transport. The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of EUR 4.5 billion of new financing that will tackle investment gaps…