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Monthly Archives: January, 2020

Travel ban; USA restricts Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania 3 others from immigration visa

Washington announced Friday that it was curbing legal immigration from 6 additional countries that officials said did not meet security standards, as part of a push to further restrict immigration.Officials said immigrants from Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Eritrea, Nigeria, Sudan and...

Mauritania arrests 10 gay men after purported wedding

Authorities in Mauritania have arrested 10 men after a video appeared on social media of a gay couple appearing to take part in a traditional wedding ceremony, human rights groups said.Police later determined the gathering was a birthday party...

Liberia monitoring 10 Chinese nationals amid coronavirus fear

Liberia authorities are monitoring 10 Chinese nationals who arrived from China amid the coronavirus outbreak, Minister of Health Henry Fahnbulleh said on Friday. He said that government officials had held a meeting with officials at the Chinese embassy in the...

Botswana records 1st suspected case of corona virus

Botswana authority say they have registered first suspected case of Corona virus, the passenger arrived from China at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport aboard Ethiopian Airways.The passenger is still under isolation while clinical investigation is progressing to determine if...

Ugandan MP punches rival in the parliament

Ugandan MP, Odonga Otto from Aruu County was rushed to the hospital on Thursday after he was allegedly punched by his Kilak North counterpart, Anthony Akol.The two lawmakers exchanged blows at Parliament over claims that Mr Otto was telling...

Ethiopian students in Wuhan China demands evacuation

Alarm is growing among the estimated thousands of African students stranded in the locked-down Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new coronavirus.An association of Ethiopian students says in a statement released Friday that students...

Immigrant children locked out of schools in South Africa for lack of documents

South Africa Department of Basic Education is ignoring a court order and Minister of Home Affairs instructions to enroll refugee children who do not have documents reports GroundUp.In July last year the Acting Director General of the Department of...

Guinea police under fire for using woman as shield from stone throwing protestors

Police in Guinea are facing a storm of criticism over a viral video that apparently showed them using a woman as a human shield against stone-throwing protestors.The video, whose source cannot be independently verified but whose authenticity has not...

U.N shuts refugee center in Tripoli as Libya truce crumbles

The United Nations said on Thursday it was suspending operations at a refugee center in Libya’s capital because it could become a target while the U.N. envoy said a truce brokered by Russia and Turkey was holding “only in...

Four Burundi journalists sentenced to 10 years in jail

Four Burundi journalists, Agnès Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Térence Mpozenzi and Egide Harerimana, have been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail each after a court found them guilty of threatening the security of the state.They were also fined one million...
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Ethiopia blames border row with Sudan on ‘third party’

Ethiopia military has accused an unnamed "third party" of being behind border dispute with Sudan, according to state-owned Ethiopian...

Libya rivals agree steps for interim government

Libya political Dialogue team have adopted a mechanism to select and appoint the next executive authority that will rule...

Tunisia youths clash with police days after revolution anniversary

Hundreds of youths clashed with police in cities across Tunisia late on Monday, throwing stones and gasoline bombs in...
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