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March, 2020

  • 2 March

    Turkey blackmails Europe with ‘millions’ of refugees

    Amid fighting in Syria, some 13,000 people were seeking to cross into Greece from Turkey on Saturday evening (29 February), prompting Greece to close the border and call for EU talks. Europe seems to be under the threat of new waves of irregular migration which could assume the proportion of the 2015 crisis when hundreds of thousands of migrants and …

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  • 2 March

    New laws and regulations in Germany from March 2020

    March 2020 brings some changes for people living in Germany as a result of new or amended laws and regulations. Some of these changes include mandatory measles vaccination for children, introduction of repeat doctor’s prescriptions, the prohibition of speed camera warning app on your smartphone and easier immigration for skilled workers from non-EU countries, among others.

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  • 1 March

    Coronavirus could push some airlines out of business – BA warns

    The holding company of British Airways (BA) warned on Friday that the growing impact of the new coronavirus outbreak on international air travel could force some troubled airlines out of business. The global impact of the virus is likely to be severe enough to push some airlines over the edge, Willie Walsh, the chief executive of International Consolidated Airline Group …

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  • 1 March

    Netflix is now in Nigeria. What does it mean for Nollywood?

    Netflix has announced its official presence in Nigeria. The streaming giant announced the arrival of Netflix Naija with a new Twitter account on Tuesday, 26 February. An analysis of the likely impact of the development on the Nigerian film industry by News Agency of Nigeria. Netflix has been wooing Nollywood stylishly for a while now; from streaming Nollywood movies from …

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  • 1 March

    Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo pays state visit to Switzerland

    President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, paid a 2-day State Visit to the Swiss Confederation on 28-29 February. It’s the third time in history that Switzerland organised a State Visit for a leader from Sub-Saharan Africa. The Ghanaian leader and his delegation were received by Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga and her ministers, and both parties held talks on a …

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February, 2020

  • 29 February

    ITB Berlin: World’s biggest tourism fair cancelled over coronavirus

    After days of uncertainties over the rapidly spreading coronavirus, the organisers of the International Tourism Bourse (ITB) Berlin has cancelled the event, which was to hold from 4-8 March. “With more than 10,000 exhibitors from over 180 countries ITB Berlin is extremely important for the world’s tourism industry. We take our responsibility for the health and safety of our visitors, …

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  • 28 February

    Germany suspends migrant returns to Italy amid corona fears

    Fears about coronavirus are now also beginning to affect migrants and refugees: the German interior ministry is taking measures to contain the virus — including a suspension of all returns to and from Italy under the Dublin regulation. Sertan Sanderson reports Germany has suspended the return of migrants to or from Italy under the provisions of the Dublin Regulation for …

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  • 28 February

    Togo: Opposition leader challenges presidential election result in court

    Togolese opposition leader Agbeyome Kodjo said Wednesday he has filed a suit to overturn the result of presidential elections in which he placed a distant second to incumbent Faure Gnassingbe. “I filed a petition to the Constitutional Court on Tuesday evening,” he told AFP. “We expect the court to annul the false results published by CENI,” the Independent National Electoral …

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  • 28 February

    Nigeria confirms first case of coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa

    Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, confirmed the country’s first case of coronavirus in a statement issued in the early hours of Friday, 28 February. It’s also the first case of the disease registered in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the statement, the case involves an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and just returned from Milan, Italy on 25 …

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  • 26 February

    World’s leading travel trade fair holds in Berlin

    The International Tourism Bourse (ITB) Berlin will hold from Wednesday to Sunday, 4 to 8 March, on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds ICC. ITB is the world’s leading travel trade show. Last year, the event attracted a total of 10,000 exhibitors from 181 countries and 160,000 visitors. Countries, cities and regions, tour operators, airlines, online booking portals and hotels, and many …

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