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Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she was stopped by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials while in transit at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. AFP-Getty Images

Saudi asylum seeker in Thailand deletes Twitter account over ‘death threats’

The 18-year-old Saudi asylum seeker who fled her family to Thailand and harnessed the power of Twitter to stave off deportation on Friday abruptly suspended her account, with friends saying she had received death threats.
A Palestinian protester holding a Palestinian flag in his hand uses a slingshot to hurl objects during clashes following a demonstration near the border with Israel east of Gaza City on January 4, 2019. (Photo by SAID KHATIB - AFP)

Israel launches further Hamas strikes after Gaza rocket fired

The Israeli army said Monday it had carried out further air raids against Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket being fired over its border.
President John Magufuli. AFP Photo-Daniel Hayduk

Tanzanian president urges ministers to ‘take advantage’ of refugee crises

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday urged his ministers to "take advantage" of refugee crises and make money by selling food to international aid organisations.
Sea-Watch 3 has been stranded in the Mediterranean with 32 refugees and migrants on board [Darrin Zammit Lupi-Reuters]

Netherlands ready to take in refugees from NGO ship off Malta

The Netherlands has announced it was prepared to welcome some of the 32 refugees and migrants waiting to disembark from a Dutch-flagged vessel in the Mediterranean, if other countries did the same.
Libya – Nigerian Migrants

UN: Nigerian migrants face ‘unimaginable horrors’ in Libya

The United Nations has released a new report, which detailed the unimaginable horrors Nigerian migrants were being subjected from the moment they entered Libya and throughout their stay in that country.
Angelina Jolie and Justin Webb on the Today programme. BBC Radio 4-PA

Angelina Jolie hints at move into politics

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has hinted that she is considering a move into politics in the future.
AmbaCoin

Cameroon rebels issue ‘virtual revolutionary currency’

Anglophone separatists in Cameroon on Monday announced they had launched a virtual currency, the AmbaCoin, to help fund their campaign for independence and provide humanitarian aid.
Migrants struggling at mid sea after boat capsizes

UN: Unimaginable horror faced by African migrants

Migrants and refugees are being subjected to “unimaginable horrors” from the moment they enter Libya and throughout their stay in that country, a UN report has stated.
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to pray for him while they try to understand his intentions for the country. He also admonished them to give him more time.-5

Muhammadu Buhari asks for more time, prayers

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to pray for him while they try to understand his intentions for the country. He also admonished them to give him more time.
Miss Philippines Catriona Gray reacts after being crowned Miss Universe during the final round of the Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok, Thailand, December 17, 2018. Reuters

Miss Philippines Catriona Gray crowned 2018 Miss Universe

Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants.
Myanmar President Win Myint

Myanmar’s president praises Rakhine state for ‘auspicious’ year

Myanmar’s president said Saturday it had been an “auspicious” year for Rakhine state, the violence-scarred territory and epicentre of the Rohingya crisis.

ECOWAS council of ministers move to halt insecurity in West African countries

Moved by the growing insecurity in the West African sub-region, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Council of Ministers, yesterday, met in Abuja to proffer solutions on ways to nip the scourge of terrorism in the bud.
FILE PHOTO- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addresses students during a town hall at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India, November 12, 2018. REUTERS-Anushree Fadnavis-File Photo

Myanmar defends Twitter CEO blasted for ‘tone deaf’ tweets

Patriotic internet users in Myanmar have rushed to defend Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, whose tweets following a visit to the “beautiful” country drew global scorn for failing to mention the persecution of Rohingya Muslims.

UNHCR: 73,400 African refugees given citizenship of host countries in 2017

No fewer than 73,400 African refugees were given right to citizenship by their host countries in 2018, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) has said.
Rohingya Muslims

Protest in Myanmar’s Rakhine state opposes Rohingya return

Protesters in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state demonstrated Sunday against the planned repatriation of Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh, referring to them as "runaway refugees".
UNHCR's Representative to Libya, Roberto Mignone

UN urges end to detention of asylum seekers in Libya

UN agencies have denounced the dangers faced by migrants and asylum seekers in Libya, calling for an end to their detention.
(FILES) This file photo taken on July 19, 2018 shows Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attending ceremony for her late father during the 71th anniversary of Martyrs' Day in Yangon. - Amnesty International on November 13 stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the military against Rohingya Muslims. (Photo by YE AUNG THU / AFP)

Myanmar defiant as Amnesty pulls Suu Kyi award

Myanmar authorities and citizens leapt to the defence of Aung San Suu Kyi Tuesday after Amnesty International stripped her of its top award over indifference to atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims, doubling down on support for the civilian leader in the face of global ire.

Darius Ishaku disburses N310 million to victims of Mambilla crisis

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Wednesday disbursed N310 million to victims of the June 2017 and March 2018 Mambilla crises.

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Ethiopia has deployed soldiers against an armed faction of a recently-legalised opposition group that is robbing banks and attacking residents in the country’s remote west, the government said Wednesday.

Ethiopia deploys military against armed opposition faction

Ethiopia has deployed soldiers against an armed faction of a recently-legalised opposition group that is robbing banks and attacking residents in the country’s remote west, the government said Wednesday.

Chelsea to offer role to Petr Cech after retirement

Chelsea are open to offering former goalkeeper Petr Cech a role at the club after he retires from playing at the end of the season.

AGF orders freezing of Justice Onnoghen’s accounts

The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has asked the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit to freeze the bank accounts of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Atiku Abubakar, PDP have always opposed restructuring

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in February 16 presidential election, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku have always opposed restructuring of the country.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili: APC, PDP playing politics with Nigerians’ plight

The presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has again taken a swipe at both the ruling All Progressive Congress, (APC), and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), of playing politics with the plight of the Nigerian people, lamenting that Nigeria was now known as “the world capital of poverty.”