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The migrants have been on the Ocean Viking ship operated by SOS Mediterranee for more than a week, with fights and suicide attempts on board prompting the charity to declare a state of emergency on Friday.

Italy says it may take migrants rescued in the Mediterranean

Italy is carrying out tests on 180 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean with a view to transferring them to a quarantine vessel in Sicily, an interior ministry source said on Saturday.
Migrants struggling at mid sea after boat capsizes

Six Europe-bound migrants die off Libyan coast

A woman who gave birth at sea was among 93 migrants rescued off Libyan shores as they tried to reach Europe, but six others died along the way, the UN’s migration agency said Saturday.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook ramps up efforts to curb ‘hateful content’ in ads

Facebook said Friday it would ban a “wider category of hateful content” in ads as the embattled social media giant moved to respond to growing protests over its handling of inflammatory posts.

21 migrants escape from Malta detention center

Police in Malta have mounted a nationwide search for 21 migrants who went missing from one of the detention centers on the island, a government spokesman confirmed on Sunday.
The latest rescue by the Sea-Watch 3 vessel was on Thursday night, as a small boat with 46 migrants were travelling on the water, the Sea-Watch organisation said.

German charity ship rescues more than 200 migrants in 48 hours

The latest rescue by the Sea-Watch 3 vessel was on Thursday night, as a small boat with 46 migrants were travelling on the water, the Sea-Watch organisation said.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) expressed their concern about living conditions of migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region amid COVID-19.

IFRC urges more support for refugees in Middle East, North Africa

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) expressed their concern about living conditions of migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region amid COVID-19 outbreak.
Pope Francis delivers his homily during the traditional Corpus Christi (Body of Christ) feast Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, on June 14, 2020. Tiziana Fabi-REUTERS

Pope appeals for end to Libyan civil war

Pope Francis appealed on Sunday for both sides in the Libyan civil war to seek peace, urging the international community to facilitate talks and protect refugees and migrants he said were victims of cruelty.
Pope Francis leaves at the end of a Holy Mass on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, on June 14, 2020 at St. Peter’s Basilica in The Vatican, as the city-state eases its lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)

Pope Francis calls for world to push for end to Libya violence

Pope Francis on Sunday urged international bodies as well as political and military leaders to stop the violence in Libya and to also end the plight of migrants, refugees and others trapped there.

Murdered Libyan smuggler’s family kill 30 migrants in revenge – ministry

The family of a Libyan smuggler killed by migrants have taken revenge by killing 26 Bangladeshis and four Africans, the country’s UN-recognised government said Thursday.

Sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco trapped by virus and poverty

Deprived of work and access to aid, thousands of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa living in Morocco are struggling to make ends meet under Covid-19 restrictions.
The Afghan government said it has launched an investigation into claims that migrants attempting to enter Iran drowned after being forced into a river by Iranian border guards.

Probe into claims Afghan migrants forced into river by Iran guards

The Afghan government said it has launched an investigation into claims that migrants attempting to enter Iran drowned after being forced into a river by Iranian border guards.
Locals are seen during the distribution of food amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Alexandra township, South Africa, April 28, 2020. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko-File Photo

Aerial footage shows miles-long queue for food aid in South Africa

Aerial footage showed thousands of people queuing for miles down a dirt road in South Africa for charity food aid meant to relieve hunger caused by the coronavirus lockdown.

UN: East Libya expels 1,400 refugees, migrants this year

Authorities in rebel-held eastern Libya have expelled 1,400 migrants and refugees so far this year, in violation of international law, the U.N. rights office said on Tuesday.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue: Federal government donated 250 bags of spoilt beans to displaced persons as palliatives

The Benue State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Monday lamented the donation of 250 bags of spoilt beans to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state, as palliatives.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

World Bank predicts 23% drop in remittances to sub-Sahara Africa

The World Bank has projected a sharp decline of 23.1 percent in remittances to sub-Saharan Africa in 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more than the 20 percent drop predicted globally.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on Tuesday directed the immediate termination of the contract for two Payment Service Provider (PSP) for failure to meet the contractual agreement to commence Conditional Cash Transfer to beneficiaries in four states of the federation under their control.

Nigeria sets up panel to probe Borno IDPs’ camp fire

The federal government has set upna probe panel to unravel the fire outbreak at Ngala Internally Displaced Persons IDPs’ camps in Borno State.
With a list of names in his hand, Alfa Barrie is on the phone to an African migrant, one of Istanbul’s undocumented workers looking for help as the coronavirus pandemic hits Turkey’s largest city.

Virus spreads anxiety among Istanbul’s African migrants

With a list of names in his hand, Alfa Barrie is on the phone to an African migrant, one of Istanbul’s undocumented workers looking for help as the coronavirus pandemic hits Turkey’s largest city.

Lockdown: 650 less privileged benefits get relief packages from Abuja school

No fewer than 650 households of different faith benefitted from relief packages distributed by the Ladela Schools’ Parents Teachers Association (PTA ) in different parts of Abuja.

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Ondo SSG Ifedayo Abegunde resigns appointment

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Private school proprietors in FCT mobilize for school reopening amid coronavirus crisis

Private school proprietors under the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, FCT chapter, Sunday, disclosed move to mobilize for school reopening amid Coronavirus, COVID-19, crisis.
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Valtteri Bottas wins dramatic Austrian opener

Formula One came back with a bang on Sunday as Finland’s Valtteri Bottas won a dramatic Austrian season-opener for champions Mercedes in a race with only 11 finishers and no spectators.
Premier League teams are in the race to sign Nigerian attacker Emmanuel Dennis following his impressive performance for his club side Club Brugge.

Former Watford star wants club to sign Emmanuel Dennis from Brugge

Former Watford star Michel Ngonge has advised the club to sign Nigeria forward Emmanuel Dennis this summer.