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Respect and dialogue needed to restore normality as breakaway league is strongly disapproved

The FIFA President emphasised his full support to the European sports model, a successful model of openness and inclusivity, promotion and relegation

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) President Gianni Infantino has called for respect and dialogue as he expressed FIFA's strong disapproval of the proposed European breakaway league project, and has requested that the concerned parties consider their position in line with respecting the institutions that exist to protect the interest of national, European and…

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IOM Nigeria Joins Authorities to Launch New “Blue Bus” Project to Fight Human Trafficking

The Blue Bus is a one-stop shop where vulnerable migrants can get information on risks associated with trafficking in persons, where to report cases, and on-spot counselling services

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), launched a new project in Abuja, Nigeria, to raise awareness of the scourge of human trafficking among populations at risk in migration prone areas across the country.  The 23 March launch marked the…

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Source: Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) |

FIFA: Federal Criminal Court reprimands extraordinary Federal Prosecutor Stefan Keller and declares aspects of his investigation null and void

Mr Keller was appointed to look into certain meetings that the former Swiss Attorney General, Michael Lauber, had with the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino

The Swiss Federal Criminal Court (FCC) has ruled that extraordinary Federal Prosecutor Stefan Keller acted illegally by extending his investigation beyond its remit. Mr Keller was appointed to look into certain meetings that the former Swiss Attorney General, Michael Lauber, had with the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino. However, instead of doing…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Ebola: Red Cross intensifies response amidst fears of regional spread

Red Cross volunteers and staff Guinea, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone have stepped up surveillance and community sensitization efforts

Red Cross teams in Guinea and across West Africa are ramping up response efforts to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak. Red Cross volunteers and staff Guinea, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone have stepped up surveillance and community sensitization efforts. To support these live saving activities, the International…

Source: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Switzerland |

Switzerland and The Gambia sign cooperation agreements on migration and civil aviation

The agreement covers issues relating to the practical organisation of returnees, such as identification and the issuing of replacement documents

On 12 January Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, as vice president of the Federal Council, and Federal Councillor Karin Keller-Sutter signed two cooperation agreements – on civil aviation and on migration – during the official visit to Bern by a delegation from the Republic of The Gambia, headed by Vice President…

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SunMirror AG will upgrade Listing for Regulated Exchange on Dusseldorf Stock Exchange

SunMirror share tradable on Vienna's Xetra system from November 30th 2020

Preparation for Listing in Frankfurt and London early 2021; SunMirror share tradable on Vienna's Xetra system from November 30th 2020; sees strong tailwind from boom in demand for gold, tech and renewables. SunMirror AG ("SunMirror"; Ticker: Xetra Vienna: ROR1, ISIN: CH0396131929) (www.SunMirror.com), the mining and exploration firm specialising in raw materials powering…

NTT Pro Cycling
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Team Qhubeka ASSOS – “A Dream Come True”

We love the mission, the people and the challenge that comes with it

Douglas Ryder, the South African founder of NTT Pro Cycling (www.NTTProCycling.com), is thrilled to announce the next step in our team’s incredible journey, which sees us moving forward in partnership with the leader in performance cycling apparel, ASSOS of Switzerland, to create Team Qhubeka ASSOS. Since founding the team, Ryder’s ultimate…

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Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the Signing of a Ceasefire in Libya

The Chairperson commends the work done by all parties including the United Nations and fellow African countries for their contribution in the mediation efforts

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat welcomes the signing of a ceasefire between the parties in Libya following negotiations within the framework of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission in Geneva, Switzerland. .The Chairperson commends the work done by all parties including the United Nations and fellow…

Source: World Trade Organization (WTO) |

Coronavirus: Members discuss intellectual property response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Discussion on a proposal submitted by India and South Africa for a temporary waiver of certain Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) obligations

At the meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 15-16 October 2020, WTO members discussed how best to use the global intellectual property (IP) system to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Members also discussed the extension of the transitional period for least developed countries (LDCs)…

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

Coronavirus: Violence, COVID-19, contribute to rising humanitarian needs in the Sahel

The agency said a record 7.2 million children in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger now require humanitarian assistance: a staggering two-thirds jump in just a year

A surge in armed violence, coupled with the economic and social fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, are contributing to worsening conditions for children in the Central Sahel, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Friday. The agency said a record 7.2 million children in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger now…