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FILE PHOTO: Migrants from Haiti arrive to the Val Verde Border Humanitarian Coalition after being released from U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Del Rio, Texas, U.S., March 21, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Migration raises tension in Texas border town

More migrants are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border near Del Rio, Texas than Martinez recalls in his 13 years as Val Verde County Sheriff. They wade across the Rio Grande river and into residents’ yards.

Mother absconds with N3 million donation meant for daughter’s tumor surgery

A woman (name withheld) has absconded with N3million donation meant for her daughter’s brain tumor surgery, a situation that eventually led to the poor girl’s death on Tuesday morning.

Alibaba accepts record fine, vows to change

Chinese tech giant Alibaba said on Monday that it accepted a record penalty imposed by the country’s anti-monopoly regulator.
Erkin Tursun, a former TV producer whom officials said is serving a 20-year sentence in Xinjiang, is seen speaking on a video shown at a news conference on Xinjiang-related issues, in Beijing, China April 9, 2021. Reuters TV-via REUTERS

Under pressure over Xinjiang, China takes aim at overseas Uighurs, academics

At a crowded press event on Friday in Beijing, Chinese officials aired a video of a thin Uighur man with a shaved head, wearing an oversized uniform and speaking directly to the camera.
Kyaw Zwar Minn tries unsuccessfully to enter the embassy in Mayfair. Dominic Lipinski-PA

Myanmar’s UK ambassador ‘locked out’ of London embassy

Myanmar’s ambassador to London told Reuters he was locked out of the embassy on Wednesday, but sources said his deputy had shut him out of the building and taken charge on behalf of the military.
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FIFA suspends Pakistan, Chad football federations

FIFA has suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) due to third-party interference and also the Chadian Football Association (FTFA) with immediate effect due to government interference, soccer’s global governing body said on Wednesday.
TikTok creators will soon be able to add automatically-generated captions to their videos as the app attempts to make itself more accessible.

TikTok adds automatic captions to videos in accessibility push

TikTok creators will soon be able to add automatically-generated captions to their videos as the app attempts to make itself more accessible.
Former Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi had served as Egypt's representative to the International Monetary Fund [Amr Nabil-AP Photo]

Report: US says ex-Egypt premier had diplomatic immunity from lawsuit

The Biden administration has said a lawsuit seeking to hold former Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi accountable for alleged involvement in torture against an Egyptian-American activist should be thrown out because he held diplomatic immunity, the Washington Post reported on Monday.
Saudi authorities said Monday that only people immunised against COVID-19 will be allowed to perform the year-round Umrah pilgrimage, starting from the holy month of Ramadan.

Saudi Arabia to allow only ‘immunised’ pilgrims to Mecca

Saudi authorities said Monday that only people immunised against COVID-19 will be allowed to perform the year-round Umrah pilgrimage, starting from the holy month of Ramadan.

Manchester United’s Eric Bailly tests positive for coronavirus after Ivory Coast duty

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed Eric Bailly has tested positive for coronavirus after his international duty with Ivory Coast.
Maoist rebels have been fighting the Indian government for more than 40 years, in a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people [EPA]

Indian security personnel killed after ambush by Maoists

At least 22 Indian security personnel were killed and 30 injured in an ambush by Maoist rebels in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, the deadliest incident of its kind in four years.
The United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has said four peacekeepers were killed and several others wounded in an attack on its base in the northern town of Aguelhok.

UN: Four peacekeepers killed in northern Mali attack

The United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has said four peacekeepers were killed and several others wounded in an attack on its base in the northern town of Aguelhok.
Niger’s newly elected President Mohamed Bazoum has been sworn in, a democratic watershed overshadowed by armed groups’ violence and alleged coup bid two days ago.

New Niger president says he will improve education, security

Mohamed Bazoum said he would make education and security a priority as he took over as president of Niger on Friday, inheriting a state racked by political tension and an Islamist insurgency that has killed more than 300 people this year.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

OPEC, allies agree to ease oil production curbs

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, known as OPEC+, yesterday resolved to gradually ease its oil output cuts from May till July.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday called on the African Union and other international partners to help address a deepening crisis in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region as he condemned alleged atrocities in fighting there.

Tension as U.S. backs Philippines against Chinese vessels in disputed reef

The U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, on Monday came out in support of the Philippines after “China’s maritime militia” amassed Chinese vessels at a boomerang-shaped Whitsun Reef in the West Philippine Sea.
Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam is seen as it undergoes construction on the river Nile. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Sudan gets initial approval for mediation in dam dispute

Sudan said Thursday it had received initial approval for international mediation in Khartoum’s and Cairo’s decade-long dispute with upstream Ethiopia over its controversial Blue Nile mega-dam project.
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Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine briefly detained while leading protests

Uganda's opposition leader Bobi Wine was briefly detained on Monday as he led an anti-government demonstration in the capital, his latest effort to reject the results of a January presidential election he says he won.

WFP to procure 200,000 tonnes of wheat for Sudan in 2021

The World Food Programme will procure 200,000 tonnes of wheat for Sudan in 2021, in the second year of a programme that allows the country to help prevent shortages while preserving precious foreign currency reserves, a WFP official told Reuters.
Seven alleged victims of the October 20 Lekki shootings have ‘surfaced’ at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters.

Lagos hospital presents medical records of Lekki tollgate victims

Reddington Hospital Lagos, Saturday produced the medical records of some of the patients it treated following the Lekki toll gate ‘shootings’ of last October 20.
Angel Di Maria and Marco Verratti will be available for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League clash against Barcelona, the Ligue 1 club said Friday after clearing them to return in the French Cup this weekend.

Angel Di Maria extends contract with Paris Saint-Germain

French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain have announced the contract extension of versatile attacking midfielder Angel Di Maria for another year. The Argentine has agreed to a new deal that will keep him at the club until the end of next season, with the option of another extension.
Demonstrators hold signs as they march for voting rights on Election Day in Graham, North Carolina, on November 3, 2020 [Jonathan Drake-Reuters]

Joe Biden signs order to promote US voting rights, access

United States President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that aims to make it easier for Americans to vote, as Republicans in several states have sought to impose more voting restrictions following the 2020 presidential election.
Migrants who traveled to northern Mexico seeking asylum in the United States, are pictured at a migrant encampment in Matamoros, Mexico February 18, 2021. Picture taken February 18, 2021. REUTERS-Daniel Becerril

Mexican camp that was symbol of migrant misery empties out under Biden

A sprawling camp in the Mexican city of Matamoros, within sight of the Texan border, has since 2019 been one of the most powerful reminders of the human toll of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to keep migrants out of the United States.

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Eight family members killed in Afghanistan mosque shooting

Eight members of the same family were gunned down in an attack on a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.
Julian Nagelsmann has denied being in line to replace Hansi Flick at Allianz Arena, insisting there are no talks between me and Bayern Munich.

Lothar Matthaus: Julian Nagelsmann will replace Hansi Flick at Bayern Munich

Lothar Matthaus is convinced RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann will replace Hansi Flick at Bayern Munich.
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UNESCO, TIG urge more participation in tradditional sports

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and TIGGymnastics have called for more participation in traditional sports in the country.

Kebbi secures World Bank grant for girl-child education

Governor Atiku Bagudu says his administration has secured a $70 million World Bank Grant to strengthen Adolescent Girl-Child Education.

NUJ berates media owners owing journalists’ salaries

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Saturday, berated media owners for their continued non-payment of journalists’ salaries in the country.

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5,000 persons displaced as Boko Haram attacks Adamawa community

The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency says no fewer than 5,000 persons are displaced after some groups suspected to be Boko Haram members attacked a community in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa on Friday.
The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith, has called for proper and close monitoring of police investigative units to stem atrocities committed by officers as he decried the unit’s proliferation.

PSC chief: Police have too many investigative units

The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith, has called for proper and close monitoring of police investigative units to stem atrocities committed by officers as he decried the unit’s proliferation.

PDP holds zonal congress in Osogbo amid tight security

Security has been beefed up in Osogbo as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) holds its zonal congress.
Crude oil is dispensed into a bottle in this illustration photo June 1, 2017. REUTERS-Thomas White-Illustration

Nigerian government seeks speedy resolution of disputes in oil, gas industry

The Federal Government on Thursday inaugurated an Alternative Dispute Resolution Center (ADRC) to quicken the resolution of disputes in the oil and gas industry in Lagos.
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Halilu Shaba as Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA).

Senate confirms Halilu Shaba as NASDRA chief

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Halilu Shaba as Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA).