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Top Nigerian senator and wife charged over organ-harvesting

– Advertisement – 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… Read More
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Julian Assange to be extradited to the US to face charges

Amnesty International said enabling the extradition to take place “would put him at great risk and sends a chilling message to journalists”. “Diplomatic assurances provided by the US that Assange will not be kept in solitary confinement cannot be taken on face value given previous history”, general secretary Agnes Callamard said. Sourced from Africa Feeds 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
Africa World 

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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British porn-watching MP resigns

– – A British MP, Neil Parish has announced he will be resigning as an MP after admitting he watched pornography twice in Parliament. He told the BBC that the act had been a “moment of madness”. According to the MP who has represented Tiverton and Honiton in Devon since 2010 the first time he watched porn in parliament it… Read More
Africa World 

African flag registries exploited by high-risk fishing operators

– – A report published by international maritime intelligence organisations TMT and I.R. Consilium, examines both how foreign fishing operators are accessing and exploiting African flag registries for their fishing vessels in pursuit of legal impunity, and how weaknesses in African flagging regimes attract this exploitation. The global fishing market is projected to be worth $194 billion by 2027, so… Read More
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Rwandan court jails Chinese man for beating men tied on tree

– – A Chinese man has been jailed for twenty years for beating his employees while they were tied to a tree in Rwanda. Sun Shujun was sentenced by a Rwandan court after he was put on trial for torture for his action which was captured on video. He was arrested after the video of his action went viral. A… Read More
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Russia parries off Ukraine invasion blame for global economic crisis

– – The Russian government has rejected recent news reporting with the narrative that its invasion of Ukraine has led to a global economic crisis. Russia is currently engaged in a war with Ukraine, a move that has led to several sanctions being placed on the Eastern European super power. The International Monetary Fund has said that the economic damage… 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