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    UK visa system ‘discriminating against Africans’

UK visa system ‘discriminating against Africans’

The All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG) for Africa says the UK visit visa system is widely inaccessible to many Africans and widely perceived as discriminating. In a statement released on Tuesday, APPG said a study it conducted showed that African applicants are more than twice as likely to be refused a UK visa than applicants from any other part of the world.“After six [...]

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    Follow TheCable for live updates from Lake Chad governors forum

Follow TheCable for live updates from Lake Chad governors forum

Since 2009, the Lake Chad region has been severely impacted by the crisis triggered by the Boko Haram insurgency and the interplay of other root causes, causing massive internal and cross border displacement, destruction of social fabric and properties, human rights abuses, and disruption of government institutions and services. To ensure stability, peace, and sustainable development in the region, the governors in [...]

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    He was killed shortly after returning from Edo, says wife of Nigerian who died in Malaysian custody

He was killed shortly after returning from Edo, says wife of Nigerian who died in Malaysian custody

Blessing, wife of Thomas Ewansiha, a Nigerian student who died in custody of Malaysian immigration authorities, has alleged that her husband was murdered.Ewansiha, 34-year-old doctoral student of management at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Selangor and father of two, was arrested by the immigration officials during a raid on foreigners on July 4.In a statement on Monday, [...]

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    Nigerian student detained by Malaysian immigration dies in custody

Nigerian student detained by Malaysian immigration dies in custody

Thomas Ewansiha, a Nigerian student at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Selangor, Malaysia, has died in the custody of immigration authorities.Ewansiha, who was pursuing a doctorate degree in management at the private university, was said to be married with two children.Khairul Daud, director-general of the Malaysian immigration, confirmed the death of Ewansiha in a statement on Friday.He said the deceased [...]

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    Twitter is back after technical glitch

Twitter is back after technical glitch

Microblogging website, Twitter, is back after crashing across the world on Thursday evening."We're having trouble loading your timeline. Click here to try again," read a message on the platform.Downdetector, which monitors outages on social media, had said the site began experiencing major issues on Thursday afternoon.It said more than 50,000 people have complained having problems accessing the popular social media platform. The development [...]

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    Controversy over Nigerian insurance director killed at South African hotel

Controversy over Nigerian insurance director killed at South African hotel

Elizabeth Ndubisi-Chukwu, deputy director-general of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), bid her colleagues goodnight and went to bed after the closing dinner of the conference of the African Insurance Organisation (AIO) in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday, June 12.On Thursday morning when she was scheduled to travel back to Nigeria, Ndubuisi-Chukwu neither showed up for breakfast nor was she [...]

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    Egypt slashes fuel subsidy to ease economic pressure

Egypt slashes fuel subsidy to ease economic pressure

The Egyptian government has slashed fuel subsidies in a bid to ease pressure on public finances.The development, which took effect on Friday, is part of its three-year economic overhaul backed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to curb government spending.Before the slashing, gasoline, diesel, kerosene and fuel oil were sold at 85-90 percent of their international cost.The development will raise [...]

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    Boeing sets aside $100m for victims of 737 Max crashes

Boeing sets aside $100m for victims of 737 Max crashes

Boeing, aircraft manufacturer, has set aside $100 million to support families of those who died in two 737 Max crashes, according to CNN.Boeing's 737 Max jets were grounded worldwide after one of its aircraft flown by Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly after takeoff in March.Pius Adesanmi, renowned writer, and Biodun Bashua, a former UN and African Union (AU) deputy joint special representative in Darfur, Sudan, [...]

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    Outrage as UK agency says Nigerians respect wealthy prostitutes

Outrage as UK agency says Nigerians respect wealthy prostitutes

Home Office, a UK ministerial department responsible for immigration, says trafficked women from Nigeria who get wealthy from prostitution are held in high esteem upon their return to the country.In the June edition of its country policy on the trafficking of women in Nigeria, it said: “Nigeria is a source, transit and destination country for the trafficking of women and [...]

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    Trump invites Kim Jong Un to White House after historic trip to North Korea

Trump invites Kim Jong Un to White House after historic trip to North Korea

President Donald Trump has invited Kim Jong Un, North Korea leader, to the White House, the seat of power in America.Trump extended the invitation to the North Korean leader on Sunday when he made history as the first sitting American president to visit the Asian country.Trump met with Jong Un at the demilitarised zone (DMZ), separating North Korea and South [...]

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