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Police Block Refugees From Hungary Train Station

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Hungarian authorities have blocked refugees from entering Budapest’s main train terminal in an apparent attempt to prevent them from heading towards Austria and Germany – despite letting others travel onwards just hours earlier. Aljazeera reports:

About 1,000 people were gathered outside the capital’s main international railway station on Tuesday morning, with many heard shouting “Germany, Germany” – where they are hoping to travel.

Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons, reporting from the rail station, said long lines of police were blocking all access to the station for refugees, adding that a few residents and tourists were allowed to enter.

“The crowd is angry and frustrated. They are sitting down, tired and desperate. Many have bought tickets for their families at large costs … not knowing if they will ever use [them],” Simmons said.

Before being blocked from access to trains, thousands of refugees made it to Vienna and Munich over the past few days. Police in Vienna said 3,650 refugees had reached the city on Monday, representing a new daily record. Austrian authorities appeared to have given up on trying to apply European Union rules by filtering out refugees who had already claimed asylum in Hungary, train passengers said.

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

Also Read: What I Told Trump When He Accused Me Of Killing Christians – Buhari

On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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