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An Algerian woman holds a banner reading No to foreign interference during a march against EU interference into Algeria's policy, Nov. 30, 2019 in Algiers after the European Parliament on Thursday condemned the reality of human rights in Algeria.

Eggs, protests, apathy greet Algeria’s presidential campaign

Algeria’s presidential campaign is in trouble. Candidates are struggling to fill rally venues, campaign managers have quit, voters have pelted campaign headquarters with tomatoes and eggs, and the country’s 9-month-old pro-democracy movement calls the whole thing a sham.
Joseph Muscat at a press conference in Valletta in the early hours of Friday morning. Yara Nardi-Reuters

Maltese premier under pressure to resign over slain reporter case

Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat came under increasing pressure to resign Friday as protesters cried foul over the latest twist in the case of slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Two people lost their lives and one more was missing Sunday after historic levels of rain drenched the south of France, provoking major floods that are only now starting to recede, officials said.

Two dead, one missing after rainstorms drench France

Two people lost their lives and one more was missing Sunday after historic levels of rain drenched the south of France, provoking major floods that are only now starting to recede, officials said.
This picture taken on November 10, 2019 shows protesters waving Lebanese national flags by a giant sign of a fist with the slogan “revolution” written on it in Arabic in the capital Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square during continuing anti-government protests. (Photo by Amir MAKAR / AFP)

Protesters say ‘real independence’ close as Lebanon turns 76

Lebanon was marking 76 years of self-rule on Friday, but protesters say that only this year are its people experiencing “real independence”.
Maltese national Yorgen Fenech was detained on his yacht at dawn as he tried to leave Malta the day after an alleged middleman was offered a pardon if he identified the assassination’s mastermind, the source said.

Police: Businessman arrested over journalist murder

Malta police on Wednesday arrested a businessman in connection with the 2017 murder of investigative journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia, a police source told AFP.
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France docks Nigerian pastor, 23 others for prostitution network

A Nigerian pastor Stanley Omoregie and 23 other suspected members of a sex trafficking ring accused of forcing Nigerian women into prostitution will go on trial today in Lyon, France the latest case to highlight the growing use of Nigerian migrants as sex slaves in Europe.
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.
Egypt shut two ports on the Mediterranean Sea, Alexandria and Dekheila, on Friday due to bad weather, the Alexandria Port Authority said.

Egypt shuts two ports due to bad weather

Egypt shut two ports on the Mediterranean Sea, Alexandria and Dekheila, on Friday due to bad weather, the Alexandria Port Authority said.

Police officer injured in riot at Malta migrant centre

A riot at a migrants holding centre in Malta overnight partially destroyed the building and left one policeman injured, the Police said.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators have gathered on Lebanon's streets on Sunday for a fourth day of anti-government protests that have led to the resignation of a Christian party from the government.

Lebanon government in 11-hour reform drive as protests swell

Lebanon’s teetering government was expected Monday to approve a belated economic rescue plan as the nation prepared for a fifth day of mass protests against the ruling elite.
Migrants struggling at mid sea after boat capsizes

Moroccan navy rescues 329 Spain-bound migrants

The Moroccan navy said it rescued 329 Spain-bound migrants in the Mediterranean from Oct. 10 to Oct. 13.
Migrants struggling at mid sea after boat capsizes

13 women die as migrant boat sinks in Mediterranean

Italian coastguards recovered the bodies of 13 women who died after a crowded migrant boat capsized in heavy weather as rescue boats approached it off the coast of Lampedusa, an island south of Sicily, local authorities said yesterday.

About 25 missing after migrant ship capsizes off Italy

Two bodies have been recovered and around 25 people are missing after a small boat carrying migrants capsized off Lampedusa, the Italian coastguard said on Monday.
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.

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.

ECOWAS seeks UN support to tackle regional crises

The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Mustapha Cisse Lo, made the call in Liberia during a courtesy visit by members of the ECOWAS Parliament to the United Nations Diplomatic Corps in Liberia.
Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday, where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with the young democracy’s economic ills dominating the agenda

Voting in presidential election begins in Tunisia

Tunisians began casting votes in an unpredictable presidential election on Sunday, where there is no overwhelming front-runner, with the young democracy’s economic ills dominating the agenda, Reuters reported.
Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, NDDC Chairman

Senator Ndoma-Egba: Societal ills have caught up with judiciary

Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, former Senate Leader and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), is advocating that judges in Nigeria should be placed in situations where temptation is minimised, as some of the ills in the society have caught up with the judiciary.

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 6

House of Reps queries Julius Berger over slow pace of Abuja-Kaduna, Lagos-Ibadan highways

The House of Representatives has queried the construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, over the slow pace of work on the Lagos-Ibadan and Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano highways.

Residents scoop product as tanker falls in Lagos

Some residents of Victoria Island, highbrow Lagos Friday morning trooped out with kegs to scoop diesel from a fallen 33,000 litre tanker along Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has named Uchenna Kanu as the NAIA Women’s Player of the Year for 2019 following a record-breaking year in the United States.​

Uchenna Kanu wins Player of the Year award in the US​

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has named Uchenna Kanu as the NAIA Women’s Player of the Year for 2019 following a record-breaking year in the United States.​
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

VOR: Nigeria must uphold rule of law

A renowned Yoruba group, Voice of Reason (VOR), on Thursday, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari consider history and posterity in whatever actions and policies his administration take.
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello said that President Muhammadu Buhari is the most democratic ex-military president he has seen in his entire life.

Governor Bello: President Buhari is the most democratic ex-military head of state

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello said that President Muhammadu Buhari is the most democratic ex-military president he has seen in his entire life.