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US drops tariff threat after immigration deal with Mexico

The United States and Mexico have reached an 11th-hour deal to crack down on migration from Central America with President Donald Trump relenting on threats to slap potentially devastating tariffs on the neighbouring country.
More than 200 migrants aboard two boats in distress have been rescued by Maltese authorities.

More than 200 migrants rescued from rubber boats

More than 200 migrants aboard two boats in distress have been rescued by Maltese authorities.

Two migrants die after hiding in fuel truck in Serbia

Two migrants who hid inside an empty fuel truck have died after being hospitalised in northern Serbia, hospital staff said Thursday.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been jailed for 50 weeks for violating his U.K. bail conditions in 2012 at a sentencing hearing at Southwark Crown Court today.

Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks for skipping bail

Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, who spent almost seven years inside the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK before his arrest last month, has been sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for breaching his 2012 bail conditions.
Friends and family carry the coffin with the remains of Peru's former President Alan Garcia, who killed himself this week, during the last of three days of national mourning declared by President Martin Vizcarra, in Lima, Peru April 19, 2019. REUTERS/Janine Costa

Peru’s Alan Garcia denies corruption claims in suicide note

A suicide note in which Peru’s Alan Garcia denied corruption charges against him set the backdrop Friday for the ex-president’s funeral, two days after he put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger as police arrived to arrest him on bribery charges linked to the Odebrecht graft scandal.
Alan García

Facing arrest, Peru ex-president Alan Garcia shoots himself

Peru’s former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head at his home on Wednesday as police were about to arrest him in a sprawling corruption case, his lawyer and hospital officials said.
Election watchdogs last month ruled that only two parties, both allied to President Patrice Talon, met toughened conditions of admissibility under new electoral laws.

Benin votes – but with no opposition to choose from

Benin votes for a new parliament on April 28, but a country that was once seen as a model of democracy in Africa is facing a worrying political crisis.
Julian Assange gives a thumbs up to onlookers from inside a police van in London on Thursday.

Julian Assange used embassy for ‘spying’ – Ecuador president

The Ecuadoran president has defended his decision to withdraw Julian Assange's asylum status, saying that the WikiLeaks founder had tried to set up a "spying centre" from the diplomatic mission in London.
The United States has unsealed an indictment against Julian Assange, accusing the WikiLeaks founder of conspiring to steal secret government files.

Julian Assange’s ex-neighbours breathe a sigh of relief

Outside the Ecuadoran embassy in London, the police and the demonstrators have disappeared: and for the local community, at last after seven years, the Julian Assange circus has left town.
Christine Assange

Julian Assange’s mother backs petition to free son

Christine Assange, the mother of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, appealed to British Authorities on Friday to be “patient, gentle and kind” to her son.
Julian Assange in a police van in London after his arrest. Henry Nicholls-Reuters

US charges WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange with ‘computer hacking conspiracy’

US prosecutors have charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with conspiracy for agreeing to break a password to a classified US government computer with former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in 2010.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange greets supporters from a balcony of the Ecuadoran embassy in London in May 2017. (Frank Augstein-AP)

British police arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

British police have arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador’s embassy in London after his asylum was withdrawn, the police said in a statement Thursday.
The Adewumi family - Tani and his brother, Austin, and their parents, Kayode and Oluwatoyin. Christopher Lee for The New York Times

Homeless Nigerian Chess prodigy gets new apartment in New York

The eight-year-old Nigerian chess champion, Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, and his family have moved into a new apartment, courtesy of goodwill donations after his success story went viral.

Court condemns extradition of Cameroon separatists

A court in Nigeria has condemned as “illegal and unconstitutional” the arrest and deportation of Cameroonian separatists who had applied for asylum in Nigeria, the lawyers representing them said Sunday.
US President Donald Trump speaks before a meeting between US and Chinese officials in the Oval Office of the White House January 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski - AFP)

US lawmakers reach deal to avert shutdown, still no $5.7 billion for Trump wall

U.S. lawmakers on Monday reached a tentative deal to try to avert another partial government shutdown on Saturday, but congressional aides said it did not contain the $5.7 billion President Donald Trump wants for a border wall.
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Saudi Arabia creates app to track women’s movement

Saudi Arabia has created an application that allows male guardians to track and prevent women from travelling due to the rise in the number of women recently fleeing the ultra-conservative kingdom.
Football's world governing body FIFA has urged Thailand to release a Bahraini football player who is in detention awaiting extradition proceedings, despite having refugee status in Australia.

FIFA urges Thai premier to free Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

Football's world governing body FIFA has urged Thailand to release a Bahraini football player who is in detention awaiting extradition proceedings, despite having refugee status in Australia.

Lake Chad: Conference to develop comprehensive solutions framework

The Ministry of Interior says upcoming Second Regional Protection Dialogue on Lake Chad Basin will develop a framework for comprehensive solutions to tackle refugees challenges in the region.

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Olu Akerele: Naming national stadium after MKO Abiola shows President Buhari has good heart

A former aide of Chief MKO Abiola, Lisa Olu Akerele, has said that naming National stadium after the late winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election was an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari has good heart.
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President Buhari: I declared June 12 democracy day to correct injustice meted-out on Nigeria

Contrary to speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari fell to pressures from leaders of the South-West geopolitical zone to recognize June 12 as national Democracy Day over political interest, the President on Wednesday said his decision was hinged on the need to correct alleged injustice meted out on the entire country by the military government.

DSS warns against undemocratic activities, confirms arrest of culprits

The Department of State Services said it has observed with concern the deliberate plots and attempts by some subversive and undemocratic elements to incite or pit one ethnic group against the other by stoking the embers of tribal sentiments to cause disaffection and violence across the country.

Don: Honouring MKO Abiola one of President Buhari’s boldest decisions

Prof. Akinyele Aluko of the Global Knowledge Group has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s renaming of Aura stadium after the late MKO Abiola as one of the President’s boldest moves thus far.

June 12: Ex-President Jonathan reduced MKO Abiola to ethnic champion – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Wednesday said former President Goodluck Jonathan reduced the late MKO Abiola to an ethnic champion by renaming the University of Lagos (UNILAG) which is located in the South- West after him.