Tuesday, 17 March 2020: Demonstrations against the visit of the Indian Prime Minister to Dhaka, Bangladesh
In Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, the authorities also expect protests on Tuesday, 17 March . On this day, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be a guest in the metropolis - demonstrators want to block the access to the airport for this reason, among others. The background to the conflict are the violent clashes between Hindus and Muslims in New Delhi at the end of February, in which a total of 51 people lost their lives. Increased security measures in Dhaka and operations by security forces are to be expected. Travellers should exercise caution and avoid demonstrations, roadblocks, crowds and security force deployments.
Sunday, 22 March 2020: Parliamentary elections in the English-speaking regions, Cameroon
In Cameroon's English-speaking regions Sud-Ouest and Nord-Ouest, parliamentary elections will be held on 22 March. The nationwide elections had already taken place on 9 February, but local authorities cancelled the results after the election, as separatist groups in the region had systematically threatened voters to prevent them from going to the polls. Protests are also possible in the run-up to the upcoming elections and after the announcement of the results, and violent clashes cannot be ruled out. Increased security precautions are to be expected. Travellers should inform themselves about the current situation on site via local media, avoid demonstrations, election campaign events, as well as party and election offices, and follow the instructions of the security forces.
The Corona virus is currently keeping people around the world on tenterhooks. In Germany, the number of infected people is constantly increasing; the first German states have begun to close schools and kindergartens across the country. In addition, there are constantly new travel restrictions, mainly concerning entry into certain countries. After the USA, India and Russia, among others, have now also massively tightened their entry regulations. The virus also ensures that citizens in Europe and Asia in particular are currently feeling hardly any motivation to take to the streets and demonstrate.
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