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The Taraba State House of Assembly on Monday elected Mr Joseph Albasu Kunini and Alh Hamman Adama Abdulahi as the new Speaker and deputy Speaker of the House respectively, following Sunday night resignation of Mr Abel Peter Diah and Mr Charles Maijankai from the said positions respectively.

UN honors Taraba speaker for humanitarian intervention, legislation

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has presented an honorary award to the Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Dr Joseph Kunini, for is humanitarian work and commitment to the wellbeing of refugees and other displaced persons in the northeast.
“We have to wage war on Rwanda to restore peace in our country. Rwanda influences our politics. So does Uganda,” former premier Adolphe Muzito said at a press conference in Kinshasa.

Former DRC premier calls for war on Rwanda

A former DR Congo prime minister and opposition leader on Monday called for the government to wage war on neighbouring Rwanda as a way to end militia violence.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo by Handout - TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE - AFP)

World powers care more about Syria’s oil than its children – Turkish president

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged world powers on Tuesday to help it resettle 1 million Syrian refugees very soon, accusing governments of moving more quickly to guard Syria’s oil fields than its children.
This is the picture that Gift of the Givers received from an unnamed source who told the organisation that photographer Shiraaz Mohamed is free.

South African photojournalist escapes from captivity in Syria

A South African photojournalist who was kidnapped in northern Syria three years ago has reportedly escaped from his captors, relief agency Gift of the Givers said Sunday.

UN: 218,000 Nigerian refugees living in three neighbouring countries

About 218,000 Nigerian refugees are living in three neighbouring countries – Cameroon, Chad and the Niger Republic – the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said.

Kogi PDP women leader’s murder gets UN attention, condemnation

The killing of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Women Leader in Ochadamu, Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Mrs Salome Abu, has gotten the attention of the United Nations.
Pope Francis is greeted by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at Government House in Bangkok on Thursday morning. (Government House)

Pope Francis delivers speech on humanitarian issues to Thai government

Pope Francis was officially welcomed by the Thai Government in a ceremony on Thursday at the prime minister’s office in Bangkok where he delivered a speech that touched on a range of humanitarian issues.
Thousands of angry and frustrated Rohingya refugees marked the second anniversary of their exodus from Myanmar into Bangladesh on Sunday by demanding their citizenship and other rights in the country they fled from.

UN urges Myanmar to ensure Rohingya refugees return safely

The UN chief on Sunday urged Myanmar to ensure the “safe” return of Rohingya refugees driven out by army operations, a plea made in front of Aung San Suu Kyi more than two years since her country cracked down on the Muslim minority.

Cameroon begins repatriation of 4,000 CAR refugees

Some 4,000 Central African Republic (CAR) refugees in Cameroon on Wednesday began returning home in voluntary repatriation organised by Cameroon, CAR and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, saying he refused to talk to someone like him.

Turkish president vows to continue North Syria offensive if truce deal with Washington collapses

Turkey says it is ready to resume its military operation in northern Syria with greater determination if the U.S. does not fulfill the terms of the ceasefire deal with Ankara on the withdrawal of the Kurdish forces from the prospective safe zone.

Stakeholders advocate better platform for migration reportage

Stakeholders on migration reporting have underscored the need for the creation of a better platform to ensure effective coverage and implementation of the national policy on migration issues.

IOM, NAPTIP, NIDC, others make JIFORM summit list

The Journalists International Forum For Migration, (JIFORM), the migration summit slated for Nigeria between November 25-29, 2019 has received a major boost with the inclusion of international agencies in the planning of the conference.

Police in Greece arrest 12 migrants over violence in Samos camp

The police in Greece said on Wednesday they had arrested 12 migrants suspected of starting a mass brawl in a camp on the island of Samos three days earlier.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Boko Haram still holding territories in Borno – lawmaker

Usman Zannah, a member of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Refugees, informed the committee on Tuesday that Boko Haram was still very strong and holding territories in Borno State.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Recep Erdogan: Turkey to return three million refugees to Syria in stages

Turkey will return to Syria one million refugees in the first step, while two million more will follow, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.
Algeria on Thursday expressed its rejection to the Turkish military operation in northern Syria and reaffirmed its “full” support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, state-run ENTV channel reported.

Syria Kurds battle Turkish invasion

United States President Donald Trump tried to justify the de facto green light he gifted his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for an assault seen as a blatant betrayal of Washington’s erstwhile Kurdish allies.
The Turkish public and political elite have largely thrown their support behind the country's forces fighting in northern Syria, standing in defiance against voices in the international community condemning Ankara's operation in the region.

Turkish public, politicians voice support for Syria military push

The Turkish public and political elite have largely thrown their support behind the country's forces fighting in northern Syria, standing in defiance against voices in the international community condemning Ankara's operation in the region.

18 injured as shells hit Turkish border town

At least 18 people were injured in shelling on a Turkish border town Thursday, local media said, a day after Turkey launched an operation against Kurdish forces in northern Syria.

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