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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday commended the cordial relations between Nigeria and Kuwait. He spoke at an audience with the outgoing Kuwaiti Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Abdulaziz Alsharrah, at the State House, Abuja. The President, in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said relations between both countries […]

Libyan naval officials say 63 migrants trying to reach Europe are missing after their inflatable boat sank east of the capital, Tripoli. Forty-one people aboard who wore lifejackets were rescued. Those missing are among 170 people who’ve disappeared since Friday. Smugglers are exploiting migrants desperate to get to the EU before it tightens its borders, […]

South Sudan’s government has proposed a bill that would extend President Salva Kiir’s term in office for three more years. If it is passed, Mr Kiir would serve until 2021, a total of 10 years in office. The opposition has condemned the move, saying it violates the spirit of the current peace process. Mr Kiir’s […]

The Italian government has announced that it will give Libya 12 boats to help tackle human trafficking and curb the flow of migrants into Europe. The decision comes as the EU debates how to handle the influx. The International Organization for Migration says it appears smugglers are exploiting those desperate to cross the Mediterranean before […]

Drivers of digital ride-hailing companies in Kenya are asking the government to classify the services as transport companies and introduce stronger regulations. An association representing 2,000 drivers for Uber, Taxify and other services say a sustained price war has forced them to work long hours for little money.   The drivers are on a week-long […]


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