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Families in Nigeria, Eritrea fear impact of US immigration ban

An Eritrean father yearning to be reunited with his four children after 15 years apart. An American woman adopting a Nigerian toddler. A Nigerian man desperate to be with his American wife and children.These are some of the families...

Coronavirus outbreak: Airlines suspend all China flights

Airlines are suspending flights to China in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak, which as of Friday had killed more than 200 people and infected nearly 10,000 people.Here is the latest on their plans (in alphabetical order):AIR CANADAAir...

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...

USA plan to add Nigeria, 3 other African nations to travel ban list

Washington is planning to add seven countries - Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania - to its travel ban list, U.S. media reports said on Tuesday.Some countries will face bans only on some visa categories, the Wall...

Museum in Benin rep. celebrates return of stolen artifacts from France

More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin — ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking policy — still awaits them.But on Friday, a small museum outside Cotonou celebrated the return...

One killed, 4 Chinese abducted by pirates off Gabon coast

Authorities searched Monday for four Chinese crew members who were taken hostage by pirates in speedboats off Gabon’s capital over the weekend.Government spokesman Edgard Anicet Mboumbou Miyakou confirmed Sunday that four vessels anchored in the bay off Libreville were...

Kenyan airways names Allan Kilavuka as new acting CEO

Kenya Airways (KQNA.NR) named the head of its low-cost subsidiary as its new acting chief executive officer on Monday after its current boss announced his resignation in May amid the loss-making carrier’s renationalization process.The new acting CEO Allan Kilavuka...

Zambia plane with 41 passengers lands safely after lightning strike

A pilot in Zambia performed a heroic feat on Monday when he managed to safely land a Dash 8-300 plane, with 41 passengers on board, after it was hit by lightning and a hailstorm.The incident happened as the plane,...

Ethiopian Airlines passenger arrested after bomb claim

An Ethiopian Airlines flight in Burundi was disrupted when a man locked himself in a bathroom on the plane and claimed to have a bomb, a passenger and authorities said Thursday.Sally Hayden in a Twitter post cited local police...

Liberia, Morocco, eSwatini in top 10 tourist destinations

Liberian economy set to receive a new boost from tourism as it has been named in the top 10 tourist destinations in the world and second in Africa behind eSwatini.According to a report from BBC Africa, Liberia is not...
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Arsenal’s African imports continue to set records

Ghanaian international Eddie Nketiah’s equalizer in Sunday’s Premier League tie between Arsenal and Everton saw the Gunners get a...
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Vote count in Togo as opposition alleges fraud

Togo tallied ballots Sunday after a key challenger insisted he could cause a shock upset despite what he claimed was "fraud" in an election...

Former South African president Jacob Zuma returns after medical trip to Cuba

Former South African president Jacob Zuma touched down at OR Tambo International Airport, following a medical vacation to Cuba for an undisclosed illness.The former...

South Sudan rivals form coalition government

South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many observers...

Biden attempt to play victim of South African apartheid regime backfires

US Democratic Presidential contender and former vice president, Joe Biden has controversially claimed that he was arrested in South Africa during apartheid, while trying...