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Bodies of seven migrants on capsized boat found off Italy

Rescue authorities found the bodies of seven migrants, including five women, after their boat capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa, coastguard officials said Sunday.
Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said they shot down an Italian drone in western Libya, flying in a zone under their control.

Pro-Haftar forces in Libya ‘shoot down Italian drone’

Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said they shot down an Italian drone in western Libya, flying in a zone under their control.
Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio told parliament on Wednesday that the deal with Libya would be automatically extended for another three years from November.

Italy to renew deal with Libya to block migrants

Italy has renewed a controversial agreement signed in 2017 with the Libyan coastguard to block illegal migrants trying to leave from the North African country’s coast, the government has said.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claimed victory early Tuesday morning, winning a second term in the nation's general election after his Liberal Party won enough seats to remain the ruling party.

Canadian premier claims victory in hard fought parliamentary elections

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claimed victory early Tuesday morning, winning a second term in the nation's general election after his Liberal Party won enough seats to remain the ruling party.
Moroccan authorities arrested on Friday a Libyan national for alleged links to international drug trafficking network at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport.

Morocco arrests Libyan national over alleged links with drug trafficking

Moroccan authorities arrested on Friday a Libyan national for alleged links to international drug trafficking network at Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport.

Another batch of 161 Nigerians return from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency on Thursday received another batch of 161 Nigerians from Libya barely 72 hours after a similar number came back from the volatile North African country.
The first arrival of 66 refugees and asylum seekers from Libya supported by Rwanda's UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, at the Kigali international airport. CYRIL NDEGEYA - MINEMA

Rwanda welcomes first group of African refugees from Libya

A group of 66 African refugees and asylum-seekers arrived in Kigali late Thursday, the UN said, the first of what could be thousands relocated from Libya under a new programme.
A man sells flags to Sudanese protesters near the army headquarters after an announcement made by Sudan’s new military ruler, in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, on April 13, 2019. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan vowed today to ‘uproot’ deposed president Omar al-Bashir’s regime and release protesters, in a bid to placate demonstrators demanding civilian rule. He also ordered the release of all prisoners jailed by recently established special emergency courts and the immediate lifting of a night-time curfew that had only come into effect two days ago.ASHRAF SHAZLY / AFP

Sudan shuts border with Libya, CAR over security concerns

Sudan Thursday ordered the closure of its borders with Libya and Central African Republic over security concerns, the country's ruling body announced, the first such decision since the fall of autocrat Omar al-Bashir.

‘Many dead’ in Chad gold mine collapse

Many people were feared dead, possibly 30, after an illegal gold mine collapsed in Chad, officials said Thursday.

Returned migrant shot dead in front of UN staff in Libya

A Sudanese migrant was shot dead in Libya after the coast guard stopped the boat he was on from attempting to cross the Mediterranean and brought him back to shore, UN agencies reported on Friday.
Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, died Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry said. He was 83.

Tunisia’s ousted ex-president dies in exile aged 83

Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, died Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry said. He was 83.
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Azubuike Egwuekwe joins Rivers United on one-year deal from Libyan club

Former Nigeria international defender Azubuike Egwuekwe has linked up with Rivers United on a one-year deal.

Imama Amapakabo: U-23 Eagles ready to face Sudan

Nigeria’s U-23 Eagles coach Imama Amapakabo says his boys are ready to face a tough Sudanese side in the 2019 U-23 AFCON qualifying fixtures – the final hurdles his charges must cross to secure a berth in the competition that will also serve as the African qualifiers for the men’s football event of 2020 Olympic Games.

Imama Amapakabo: We won’t take Sudan for granted

Head coach of the national U23 team, Dream Team, coach Imama Amapakabo has revealed that he and his players will not take Sudan for granted when both countries go head to head in the final Olympic qualifier next month.
Maltese authorities have refused the Ocean Viking rescue ship to refuel in their harbours while on its search and rescue mission off the coast of Libya, according to SOS Mediterranee, the rescue organisation operating the ship.

Stranded migrants at sea an ‘unacceptable situation’ – rescuer

The rescue ship Ocean Viking completed a 23-day mission this week, plucking 356 migrants, mainly African, from Libya’s perilous waters, after a major stand-off with European nations.
“Flights are suspended until further notice due to rocket fire,” the Mitiga airport said on its Facebook page.

Flights suspended at Libya airport after rocket fire

Located east of Tripoli, Mitiga is a former military airbase that has been used by civilian traffic since Tripoli international airport suffered severe damage during fighting in 2014.
Maltese authorities have refused the Ocean Viking rescue ship to refuel in their harbours while on its search and rescue mission off the coast of Libya, according to SOS Mediterranee, the rescue organisation operating the ship.

Ocean Viking migrant rescue ship ‘not allowed’ to refuel in Malta

Maltese authorities have refused the Ocean Viking rescue ship to refuel in their harbours while on its search and rescue mission off the coast of Libya, according to SOS Mediterranee, the rescue organisation operating the ship.
Libya’s National Animal Health Center said 350,000 sheep were imported for Eid al-Adha or Eid-el-Kabir or the “Festival of the Sacrifice.”

Libya imports 350,000 sheep from Spain for Eid el-kabir

Libya’s National Animal Health Center said 350,000 sheep were imported for Eid al-Adha or Eid-el-Kabir or the “Festival of the Sacrifice.”

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Price of Bonny Light hits $65.47 per barrel

The price of Bonny Light, Nigeria’s premium oil grade, has risen from $63.00 to $65.47 per barrel as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, cuts output by 500,000 barrels per day, bpd.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Court orders final forfeiture of hospital facility owned by Imo APC Reps member

A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital has ordered the final forfeiture of a multi-million-naira hospital facility allegedly belonging to the House of Representatives member representing Ideato North and South Federal constituency, Pascal Obi.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security officials involved in the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

NHRC calls for arrest, trial of security operatives involved in ‘court invasion’

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security officials involved in the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

US Supreme Court blocks plans to bring back federal death penalty

The highest court in the U.S. blocked plans to bring back the death penalty on a federal level on Friday, days before a planned execution.
A woman in northern India who was on her way to a court hearing of a rape case she had filed months ago was set on fire Thursday morning by five men.

Indian gang rape victim set on fire on way to court, dies

A woman in northern India who was on her way to a court hearing of a rape case she had filed months ago was set on fire Thursday morning by five men.