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UK court rules that Rwanda is unsafe for deported migrants

The British court of Appeal has ruled that the government’s decision to deport migrants arriving in small boats across the Channel was illegal. It also said Rwanda, the African country the British government signed a deal to send such asylum seekers was unsafe for them. Thursday’s ruling is seen as a major setback for the government’s plan to execute its… Read More
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Foreign students in the UK to be banned from bringing family over

Foreign students in the United Kingdom would no longer have the chance to invite their families to come over. UK’s current immigration law allows for dependants to accompany their spouses or parent(s) who have a valid student visa. But the UK government is concerned about what it calls rocketing numbers of migrants and wants to control that. The UK authorities… Read More
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UK suspends recruitment of health workers from Nigeria

The United Kingdom has suspended the recruitment of health workers from Nigeria in an attempt to prevent a major healthcare crisis in the West African nation. The World Health Organization has placed Nigeria among 55 countries with significant health workforce challenges. The UK government has now placed Nigeria on the red list of nations not to be targeted for recruitment.… Read More
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UK seeks to expand deportation plan with Rwanda

The UK is seeking to expand its deportation plans following British interior minister Suella Braverman’s visit to Rwanda. Braverman visited Rwanda on Saturday to expand a deal under which has the African country accepting migrants who arrive in Britain without permission. British courts still have to first confirm that the proposals are legal. The UK government wants to send migrants… Read More
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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