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Rwanda set to scrap visa fees for over 90 countries

Rwanda is considering scrapping visa fees for citizens of the Commonwealth, the African Union and La Francophonie member nations reports The New Times Rwanda.President Paul Kagame made the announcement yesterday at the International School for Government at King's College...

British home office under fire for failing to contact African deportees

Campaigners have accused the Home Office of a lack of "decency" after it emerged dozens of people deported to Commonwealth countries have not been contacted by the Windrush task force.Ministers said "no...

Australia warns missing African athletes to comply with visas

Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said on Tuesday that a group of African athletes who went missing during the Commonwealth Games must give themselves up or face being deported. Eight athletes from Cameroon, two from Uganda and a...

5 Cameroon athletes go missing from Commonwealth Games

Five athletes from conflict-hit Cameroon have gone missing from the Commonwealth Games in Australia, team officials said Wednesday. Three weightlifters and two boxers have not been seen since Tuesday, triggering suspicion they had fled with no intention of returning home....
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