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  • Rights Group, Nigeria Officials Differ on Lekki Shooting Death Toll - Human rights group Amnesty International and authorities in Nigeria disagree on the number of people killed at a shooting Tuesday in Lagos. Amnesty International says at least 56 protesters have died in clashes with security forces during weeks-long demonstrations in Nigeria against police brutality, with at least 38 people killed...
  • Nigerian Vice President Promises Justice for Demonstrators Killed by Security Forces - Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is expressing his condolences and promising justice for as many as 12 peaceful protesters shot dead by Nigerian Security Forces at the Lekki toll plaza. Osinbajo’s comments, in a series of tweets Wednesday night, were the first public comments from the country’s leaders referring to...
  • Millions of New Rapid COVID Antigen Test Kits Headed to Africa - New rapid coronavirus testing, soon to be available throughout Africa, could be a “game changer” for the continent, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The new, cheaper, less fragile tests could help health systems identify and treat cases more quickly, said Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organization’s Regional Director...
  • African Governments Encourage Surrender of Illegal Weapons - Cameroon says more than 120,000 illegal firearms are in the country, fueling a separatist conflict as well as the Boko Haram terrorist group. In Yaounde Monday, Cameroonian and African Union officials marked a delayed commemoration of Africa Amnesty Month, urging illegal holders of weapons to hand them over and be...
  • Lagos Imposes Curfew as Anti-Police Protests Continue - The governor of Nigeria’s largest city and financial hub has declared a full-day curfew amid continuing protests against police violence. Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said Tuesday that a 24-hour curfew would be imposed, banning all but essential workers and first responders from the streets after 4 p.m. local time. “I...

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UN Raises $1.7 Billion for Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso

The United Nations said Tuesday it has received preliminary pledges of about $1.7 billion for the central Sahel countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger at a donors’ conference in Copenhagen. “This represe...

Business Council “Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan” holds the 1st session

The Business Council “Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan” held the 1st videoconference meeting to discuss the strategy of building up multifaceted interstate cooperation. The online meeting was attended by hea...

Police officers extort bribes from vendors at a Bairamali market

The majority of markets and stores in Turkmenistan remain closed because of the prevention measures against the spread of coronavirus which have been imposed by the government. The authorities, however, deny an...

Agenda of Turkmen – German cooperation reviewed

Wide range of subjects of Turkmen – German cooperation was discussed under political consultations, which were held in video conference mode between the Foreign Ministers of Turkmenistan and Germany. The Germ...

Human Services

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Turkish doctors from Çalık Holding arrive in Turkmenistan

Correspondents of “Chronicles of Turkmenistan” report that on 18 August, 2020 healthcare practitioners and experts specializing in the installation and maintenance of medical equipment arrived in Turkmenist...

India Surpasses 50,000 Coronavirus Deaths

India on Monday reported its coronavirus death toll has surpassed 50,000 after it confirmed more than 900 new dead in one day. The country is fourth in the world in COVID-19 deaths, trailing only the United St...

COVID-19: Kyrgyzstan Observes National Day Of Mourning; Uzbek Deputy Finance...

Central Asia Flags are flying at half-staff in Kyrgyzstan as the country observes a national day of mourning to commemorate victims of the coronavirus pandemic that has swept across the Central Asian nation. ...

HIGH-LEVEL EVENT ON FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE ERA OF...

On a high-level meeting on financing for development in the era of COVID-19 and beyond was held in video format. The event was jointly organized by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Canadian Prime Minister...

Government News

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THE THIRD MEETING OF THE HEADS OF THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS...

Today on Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R. Meredov took part in the third meeting of Foreign Ministers in the “Central Asia + Russia” format. The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Foreign Affa...

Telephone conversation between the Presidents of Turkmenistan and India

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of India Ram Nath Kovind had a telephone conversation. Cordially greeting each other, the leaders of the two countries expressed satisfact...

Round of the Davis Cup in Ashgabat is a subject...

Online meeting with President of International Tennis Federation, members of International Olympic Committee David Haggerty was held. Representatives of National Olympic Committee, Turkmenistan’s Tennis Federation, the...

A MEETING WAS HELD WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL...

On an online meeting was held with the President of the International Tennis Federation, a member of the International Olympic Committee, David Haggerty. From the Turkmen side, representatives of the National Olympic Com...

Athletic News

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CONSULTATIONS IN VIDEOCONFERENCE FORMAT BETWEEN THE MINISTRIES OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS...

On the consultations in videoconference format between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and Romania were held. The Turkmen side was headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenis...

SPORTS COMPETITIONS DEDICATED TO THE DAY OF DIPLOMATIC WORKERS OF...

On February 15 16, 2020, sports events were held with the participation of the teams of diplomatic missions of foreign countries, representative offices of international organizations accredited in Ashgabat and...

THE TURKMEN-HUNGARIAN BUSINESS FORUM WAS HELD IN BUDAPEST

On January 20, 2020, a business forum was held in Budapest, Hungary, as part of the regular meeting of the Turkmen-Hungarian joint commission.The Turkmen-Hungarian business forum was organized by the Hungarian ...

THE TURKMEN-HUNGARIAN BUSINESS FORUM WAS HELD IN BUDAPEST

On January 20, 2020, a business forum was held in Budapest, Hungary, as part of the regular meeting of the Turkmen-Hungarian joint commission.The Turkmen-Hungarian business forum was organized by the Hungarian ...

THE TURKMEN DELEGATION HOLDS TALKS WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SPORT AGENCIES

During the period of 15-17 January 2020, the Turkmen delegation led by the Minister of Sport and Youth Policy of Turkmenistan D.Gulgeldiyev was on a working visit to the city of Lausanne of the Swiss Confederat...

Current trends of development of education and sports to be...

International exhibition and scientific conference dedicated to sports and education will be held in Ashgabat on November 14 � 15. Around 120 companies from about 30 countries � manufacturers of computers a...

Information News

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COVID-19: Russian Research Center Says Early Trials Of Its Coronavirus...

Russia Russia’s Vektor, a secret state virology research center in Siberia, says early clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine have proven successful. “The first two phases of clinical trials dem...

Pulling Back The Curtain On China’s ‘Project Of The Century’

From building strategic seaports in Pakistan to connecting railways across Central Asia, perhaps no foreign-policy topic has received more attention in recent years than China’s global Belt and Road Initi...

During the meeting of the Halk Maslahaty, issues of socio-economic...

Speaking at a meeting of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that, despite the impact of the pandemic situation on the economies of all states in the world, Turkmenista...

Landslides in Nepal Kill 12 People, at Least 21 Missing

KATHMANDU, NEPAL –  Landslides triggered by torrential rain swept through two villages in Nepal on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, a government official said. Ten people were killed and 21 are missin...

THE PRESENTATION OF THE NEW BOOK OF THE PRESIDENT OF...

On the presentation ceremony of the new book of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov entitled “Traditions of Turkmen Statehood” was held in the Institute of International Relations of the...

MEETING OF THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF TURKMENISTAN AND GEORGIA

On the a meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia David Zalkaliani was held through videoconferencing. During the talks, the ...

General

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Nigerian Vice President Promises Justice for Demonstrators Killed by Security...

Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is expressing his condolences and promising justice for as many as 12 peaceful protesters shot dead by Nigerian Security Forces at the Lekki toll plaza. Osinbajo’s co...

Rights Group, Nigeria Officials Differ on Lekki Shooting Death Toll

Human rights group Amnesty International and authorities in Nigeria disagree on the number of people killed at a shooting Tuesday in Lagos. Amnesty International says at least 56 protesters have died in clashes...

Millions of New Rapid COVID Antigen Test Kits Headed to...

New rapid coronavirus testing, soon to be available throughout Africa, could be a “game changer” for the continent, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The new, cheaper, less fragile tests could he...

African Governments Encourage Surrender of Illegal Weapons

Cameroon says more than 120,000 illegal firearms are in the country, fueling a separatist conflict as well as the Boko Haram terrorist group. In Yaounde Monday, Cameroonian and African Union officials marked a ...

Legal Matters

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Turkmen Lawyer Arrested After Protests Abroad, Rights Groups Say

Rights groups say a Turkmen lawyer has been arrested and accused of having links to Turkmen activists residing abroad who recently staged a number of rallies in the United States, Turkey, and Northern Cyprus to...

Regular issue of Democracy and Law magazine

Regular issue of quarterly Democracy and Law magazine prepared for printing by the Institute of State, Law and Democracy has been published. The magazine is opened with article “Legal Provision of digitizatio...

UNCCT and UNODC jointly launch a project on addressing the...

NEW YORK The United Nations Counter Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) of the United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism (UNOCT) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly launched a project to add...

Secretary General Appoints Sezin Sinanoglu of Turkey United Nations Resident...

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appointed Sezin Sinanoglu of Turkey as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Tajikistan, with the host Government's approval.Ms. Sinanoglu brings 25 ye...