More than 3000 migrants have died in the Mediterranean this year – IOM

More than 3,000 migrants and refugees have died crossing the Mediterranean in a desperate bid to reach Europe’s shores since the start of the year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday. The figure so far represents a 40 ...

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Get married to a Kenyan and get visa on arrival

President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Tuesday that any African can get a visa on arrival in Kenya, and will be free to settle in the country if they marry a Kenyan, removing restrictions on some nations. Kenyatta was on Tuesday ...

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Zimbabwe declares Mugabe’s birthday a public holiday

A public holiday will be declared on 21 February of every year to mark the birthday of ousted President Robert Mugabe. This indicates that there is certainly a little of Robert Mugabe left in Zimbabweans. Deposed from office, 93 year-old ...

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ECOWAS members to increase duties on tobacco and other unhealthy products

ECOWAS is set to increase excise duties on tobacco and other unhealthy products to increase revenue and reduce consumption of such products in the sub-region. The decision was part of the aims of the meeting of ECOWAS Financial Council of ...

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UPDATED: 235 killed in Egypt mosque attack

At least 235 people have been reportedly killed in an attack that took place at The al-Rawda mosque in Egypt. The mosque, which is situated in Bir al-Abed, near al-Arish, was targeted during Friday prayers. BBC reports that no group has ...

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Gynaecologist slammed with $7,150 fine for advertising abortion

German Gynaecologist, Kristina Haenel, was fined $7,150 by a court in that country on Friday, after being found guilty of “advertising’’ abortion by providing information about the procedure on her website. Ms. Haenel, a 61-year-old medical doctor from the western ...

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Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president; assures Mugabe of safety

Emmerson Mnangagwa, former vice-president of Zimbabwe, has been sworn in as the country’s president. The ceremony took place at a stadium in the country’s capital, Harare. Luke Malaba, chief justice of Zimbabwe, administered the oath of office on Mnangagwa, who ...

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Mugabe gets immunity as resignation deal

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday. According to the source, Mugabe was assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal ...

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IOM: Over 160,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe in 2017

More than 160,000 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe in 2017 having crossed the Mediterranean Sea, while about 3,000 people died trying to reach the EU, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said. IOM said this in a press statement ...

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Robert Mugabe finally resigns, Emmerson Mnangagwa to be sworn-in

Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe has resigned. The speaker of the parliament, Jacob Mudenda said the letter from Mr Mugabe stated that the decision was voluntary and he had made it to allow a smooth transfer of power. The surprise announcement ...

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