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Monthly Archives: October, 2019

Hunger-stricken migrants flee detention centre in Libya

Hundreds of migrants have fled a detention centre in coastal Libya and crowded overnight around a U.N. facility, saying they were denied food for weeks.Around 450 people left Abu Salim detention centre late Tuesday. Two of the migrants, as...

Jihadist launch deadly attack on military base in Diffa, Niger

Gunmen launched a deadly predawn raid Wednesday on a military base in southeastern Niger's Diffa region, which has been a target of Boko Haram jihadists, local sources said.It is the latest in an increasingly brazen string of attacks near...

Xenophobia: S. African police arrest 100 protesting refugees

Around 100 people were arrested on Wednesday as part of an operation to disperse a group of refugees and asylum seekers who had staged a prolonged sit-in near the United Nations refugee agency in Cape Town, South African police...

Nigerian supreme court dismisses appeal against Buhari’s re-election

Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal by the main opposition candidate to overturn the result of February’s presidential election in which Muhammadu Buhari was returned to office.Atiku Abubakar lodged his initial complaint with the country’s election tribunal,...

Archbishop of York, warns of ‘environmental genocide’ in Nigeria

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, has described the damage done by oil exploration in Nigeria as an environmental genocide.Speaking to the BBC as part of a commission investigating the impact of multinational oil companies in the southern Bayelsa...

Kenyans say UK stole their land for tea, push for UN inquiry

Kibore Cheruiyot Ngasura was just a small boy when his family was violently expelled from their ancestral land in Kenya's lush tea-growing western highlands by British colonisers, and banished never to return.Eighty-five years later he still bristles at the...

Migrants freed amid escalating Tripoli war seek refuge with UN

Hundreds of migrants were released on Tuesday from a detention center in the Libyan capital Tripoli as heavy gunfire rang out across the city, witnesses and the United Nations said.At least 200 of the migrants made their way to...

Libya reopens Tripoli’s Mitiga airport 2 months after closure

Libya’s internationally recognized government on Tuesday reopened Mitiga, Tripoli’s only functioning airport, after almost two months of closure, and flights will resume within two weeks, the transportation minister said.The airport had been shut since Sept. 1 after being repeatedly...

Casualties are mounting in Cameroon after deadly landslide

Cameroon has deployed rescue workers and its military after 14 people died and over 40 trapped underground following a landslide on Monday night in Baffoussam, western Cameroon.Rescue workers are frantically searching for survivors but each passing minute dampens hopes...

Flood in Central African Rep leaves at least 28,000 homeless

The worst flooding in two decades in the Central African Republic has left at least 28,000 people homeless, the country's Red Cross said Tuesday, with the government calling the disaster a "huge natural catastrophe".Torrential rains have pounded the country...
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President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main...

French baker saves Guinean migrant from deportation

A French baker who went on hunger strike for more than a week to protest against the planned deportation...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine rejects official poll results

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the...
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