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Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she was stopped by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials while in transit at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. AFP-Getty Images

Saudi asylum seeker in Thailand deletes Twitter account over ‘death threats’

The 18-year-old Saudi asylum seeker who fled her family to Thailand and harnessed the power of Twitter to stave off deportation on Friday abruptly suspended her account, with friends saying she had received death threats.
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun

Thailand admits Saudi woman Rahaf Alqunun seeking asylum

Thailand's immigration police chief has announced that the young Saudi woman seeking passage to asylum in Australia will be temporarily admitted to the country for evaluation by the UN refugee agency.
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she was stopped by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials while in transit at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. AFP-Getty Images

Court rejects bid to block deportation of Saudi woman

A Thai court Monday rejected an attempt to block the deportation of a Saudi woman who made a desperate plea for asylum, saying she feared for her life after escaping an abusive family.

Femi Falana drags Cameroon to African Commission over trial of 47 asylum seekers in...

Nigeria’s foremost human rights lawyer Femi Falana SAN has dragged the government of Cameroon to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul, The Gambia over the impending trial of 47 asylum seekers and naturalised Nigerians.
Armenian Hayarpi Tamrazyan (centre) attends a religious service at the Bethel Church in The Hague, The Netherlands (EPA)

Church holds continuous vigil to stall members’ deportation

Worshippers at a Church in The Netherlands that have been holding round-the-clock prayer services for more than six weeks to prevent an Armenian family from being deported are hoping for a Christmas miracle.

Australian nun Patricia Fox to leave Philippines after battle with Rodrigo Duterte

An Australian nun who battled a government bid to expel her from the Philippines after she angered President Rodrigo Duterte, said Wednesday she will leave rather than face certain arrest and deportation.

German deportations to other European countries tripled in 2018

German authorities have deported three times as many asylum seekers to other European countries this year as during 2017, interior ministry document showed on Tuesday.

US attorney-general curbs judges’ power to toss deportations

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new limits on the ability of immigration judges to terminate deportation cases on Wednesday, the latest in a series of decisions to facilitate the removal of immigrants in the country illegally.
Mona el Mazbouh

Egypt hands Lebanese woman 1 year sentence for insults video

An Egyptian court has approved an appeal by a Lebanese woman who was sentenced to eight years in prison over insulting Egyptians in a video she posted online and handed her a suspended one-year sentence.
Lili and Howick

Teenagers disappear ahead of deportation from Netherlands

Two Armenian teenagers due to be deported from the Netherlands have gone missing on Saturday, the Dutch justice ministry said, in the latest twist of a high-profile drama as the pair battle to stay in the country.
Chinese national Liu Jiaqi after he was arrested on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

Chinese national arrested after calling Kenya’s president a ‘monkey’

Kenya has arrested a Chinese businessman after a video of him making a string of racist remarks was widely shared on social media, the government said on Thursday.
Nineteen Nigerian citizens residing in Umoja, Kasarani and Roysambu Estates within Nairobi have this morning been arrested for engaging in electronic fraud targeting Kenyans.

In Pictures: 19 Nigerians arrested in Nairobi for alleged fraud

Nineteen Nigerians residing in Nairobi were arrested today in a police swoop for alleged involvement in electronic fraud.
A spokesperson for Calgary Police Service, which is investigating the incident, did not provide any details about a man who died after an altercation with border-services agents in Calgary on Tuesday. (CONTRIBUTED-CBSA)

Nigerian man dies at Canadian border while allegedly resisting deportation

A 49-year-old Nigerian man has allegedly died in Calgary, after a confrontation with two Canada Border Services Agency officers, who were charged to ensure his deportation on Tuesday.

Governor Ajimobi’s wife, groups seek end to human trafficking

Determined to curb illicit trafficking of Nigerians across national and international borders, a non-governmental organisation, the Live Abundantly Empowerment Initiative (LAEI), in collaboration with the Oyo State Government, has held a sensitisation programme to educate citizens in the state of the inhuman treatment victims of human trafficking encounter.

UN: Australia must stop separating migrant families

The United Nations voiced alarm Tuesday at Australia’s decision to “actively and indefinitely separate” the family of a recognised refugee in the country by deporting her husband to Sri Lanka.

Germany deports Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard to Tunisia

A Tunisian man who allegedly served as a bodyguard to Osama bin Laden has been deported from Germany, more than a decade after his asylum bid was first rejected.

Germany to deport ‘Osama bin Laden bodyguard’ to Tunisia

A Tunisian man who allegedly served as a bodyguard to Osama bin Laden was detained in Germany on Monday and is to be deported, officials said.

Presidency: 30,000 Nigerians to be deported from Germany

There is trouble for Nigerians seeking asylum in Germany as the German government is set to deport close to 30,000 of them.

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Oby Ezekwesili: APC, PDP playing politics with Nigerians’ plight

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