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Why the UK signed a migration agreement with Nigeria

– – The United Kingdom has announced a deal with Nigeria on migration which involves tackling illegal migration. According to the UK’s Home Secretary Priti Patel made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday hours after her country deported at least 10 Nigerians for alleged immigration-related offences. The group deported to Lagos airport were then taken away to a facility not… Read More
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Top Nigerian senator and wife charged over organ-harvesting

– – Prosecutors in the United Kingdom have charged a top Nigerian senator, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife with conspiring to transport a child into the UK in order to harvest organs. The said child of an undisclosed age has been taken into care, according to UK authorities. The investigation began when detectives were alerted to potential modern day slavery… Read More
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Rwanda rejects ‘insulting’ criticism on UK asylum plan

– – The Ugandan government is rejecting the continuous international criticism of its plan to receive asylum seekers from the UK. A government spokesperson Yolande Makolo has described such criticisms as “insulting”, asking such critics to travel to the eastern Africa country to see the progress it had made. A legal action forced the first flight due to take asylum… Read More
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Asylum flight to Rwanda cancelled after legal action

Per the scheme agreed on between the UK and Rwanda, single men arriving in the UK illegally in small boats or lorries will be sent to Rwanda for resettlement. Such people who arrived in the UK by 1 January may be sent to Rwanda, where their asylum claims will be processed. – – Details of the scheme explained that such… Read More
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African academics express anger over new UK visa scheme

– – Some African academics and students are crying foul over the new visa scheme introduced by the United Kingdom. The new UK visa scheme designed to attract the “brightest and best” graduates from around the world does not include any African universities on its list of institutions where those degree-holders can come from. The list of eligible universities from 2021, published… Read More
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African Asylum seekers in the UK go into hiding

– – Some asylum seekers in the UK have reportedly gone into hiding to prevent their planned repatriation. Aid agencies say several asylum seekers in Britain are hiding because of fears they will be sent to Rwanda. Under a deal signed last month, people judged to have entered the country illegally face being flown to Rwanda for resettlement. But the… Read More
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Rwanda’s decision to take in UK asylum seekers criticized

Per the scheme agreed on between the UK and Rwanda, single men arriving in the UK illegally in small boats or lorries will be sent to Rwanda for resettlement. Such people who arrived in the UK by 1 January may be sent to Rwanda, where their asylum claims will be processed. Details of the scheme explained that such deportees will… Read More
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Nigeria’s President Buhari travels to UK for ‘medical check-up’

– – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to the UK on Tuesday for a “routine medical check-up”, according to his office. His spokesman Femi Adesina said in a statement that Mr. Buhari “proceeds to London, the United Kingdom, Tuesday March 30, 2021, for a routine medical check-up.” “The president meets with security chiefs first in the morning, after which… Read More
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The 17 African countries placed on UK’s travel ‘red list’

– – The United Kingdom has placed 17 African countries on what it calls a ‘red list’, with travelers from these countries hit with new travel measures. Travelers from these countries are to quarantine for 10 days in government-approved hotels and will have to take care of their bills during their stay. The cost for travelers from the African countries… Read More
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Ghana secures duty-free and quota-free access to UK market

– – Ghana has announced that it has signed a deal with the United Kingdom (UK) that gives it duty-free and quota-free access to the UK market. Ghanaian will also provide preferential tariff reductions for UK exporters, per the deal. Ghana’s Trade Minister Alan Kyerematen said in a statement on twitter he was happy with the “new Interim Ghana-UK Trade Partnership… Read More