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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.

Bangladesh Rohingya island relocation ‘uncertain’ after UN doubts

Bangladesh said Sunday plans to relocate thousands of Rohingya living in overcrowded refugee camps to a remote island were “uncertain” after authorities failed to gain support from U.N. agencies.

Police arrest 100 in protest against xenophobia

The South African police on Wednesday arrested 100 people as part of an operation to disperse a group of refugees and asylum seekers, who had staged a prolonged sit-in near the UN refugee agency in Cape Town.

Syrian Kurd sets self ablaze in front of UN refugee agency

The police on Wednesday said a Kurdish Syrian set himself on fire in front of the UN refugee agency (UNCHR) headquarters in Geneva.

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).

UNHCR: More than 7,000 Syrians flee to Iraq amid Turkish offensive

More than 7,000 Syrians fled from their country to Iraq since last Monday amid the Turkish military operation in the northeast of the Arab republic, UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said.
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Floods force 23,000 from their homes in Niger

Floods in southeast Niger have forced 23 000 people to flee their homes since early October, officials said, threatening a new humanitarian crisis in a region already wracked by Boko Haram Islamist violence.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC advocates end to gender violence, abuse in schools

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for an end to growing sexual abuse and gender-based violence in schools and institutions of higher learning in the country.
A family of internally displaced people is pictured on September 17, 2019 in the village of Yagma near Ouagadougou. – Burkina Faso, a poor country in West Africa, has been caught in a four-and-a-half-year spiral of violence attributed to jihadist armed groups that has led to the closure of schools in the north and east of the country. Jihadist attacks have internally displaced more than 300,000 people including many children who have dropped out of school. (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP)

UNHCR: Burkina violence forces 267,000 to flee in last three months

Violence in Burkina Faso has caused more than a quarter of a million people to flee their homes over the last three months, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Friday.

40,000 displaced Nigerians seek refuge in Niger Republic

The number of refugees from North-West Nigeria seeking safety in Niger Republic has doubled to over 40,000 persons over the last ten months.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa governor vows to supports NHRC/UNHCR activities

The Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has reiterated government commitment to supporting the protection activities of the NHRC and UNHCR geared towards alleviating challenges of IDPs and vulnerable in the state.

UN: 40,000 people flee Nigeria violence in 10 months

Escalating violence in northwest Nigeria blamed on armed bandits has forced more than 40,000 people to flee across the border into Niger over the last 10 months, the UN said Friday.
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 waves as he disembarks from a plane as a first group of Nigerians repatriated from South Africa following xenophobic violence arrives in Lagos on September 11, 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

UN: 1,500 flee homes in South Africa amid xenophobic violence

At least 1,500 foreign nationals have been forced to flee their homes in South Africa amid a surge in deadly xenophobic violence in the country, the United Nations said Friday.

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.
Good times are underway for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country as Jaiz Bank Plc, the premier non-interest bank has secured an N3 billion financing facility from the Bank of Industry (BOI) to boost and develop their operations.

Jaiz charity foundation donates N7 million to UNHCR

Jaiz Charity and Development Foundation, has donated N7 million to the UN High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) for the families of those displaced by conflict in North-East Nigeria.

UN: 3.7m refugees out of school

Less than half of the world’s refugee children are getting a school education, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Friday, warning of negative consequences for host countries.
Alphaxard Kangi Ndege Lugola

Tanzania to send back Burundi refugees from October 1

Tanzania on Tuesday announced it would send back all Burundian refugees on its soil from October 1, saying it was working with the UN to secure their return.
One of the workers of Action Against Hunger, a non-governmental organisation in Borno state, has spoken from captivity.

NGO confirms six aid workers kidnapped in Nigeria

International aid agency Action Against Hunger (ACF) has confirmed that six aid workers had been kidnapped in northeast Nigeria, shortly after an armed group released a video purporting to show them.

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Nigerian 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Ball winner Sani Emmanuel has revealed why he quit football four years ago when he was largely expected to go on and make himself a fine career.

Former FIFA U17 Golden Ball winner reveals why he quit football

Nigerian 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup Golden Ball winner Sani Emmanuel has revealed why he quit football four years ago when he was largely expected to go on and make himself a fine career.
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Katsina government proposes N249 billion budget for 2020

Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari has proposed a total budge of N249,463,829,250.00 for the 2020 fiscal year.
Russia-linked sources are using social media in an attempt to influence elections in the European Union, according to a new report on disinformation released today by the European Commission, just one month after parliamentary elections in the union.

EU warns Italy, France over budget overspending

The EU warned Italy, France and six other countries Wednesday that they risk breaching the bloc’s tough public spending rule next year, putting particular pressure on Rome to deliver reforms.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2019 shows the logo of the US social networking website Twitter, displayed on a smart-phone screen, in Lille, northern France. – Several features on Twitter were down on October 2, 2019, the platform said, with users from Japan to the USA reporting they were unable to log in, use the mobile app or see direct messages.”We’ve been experiencing outages across Twitter and TweetDeck,” the social media giant said in a statement, without giving a reason for the disruption. “You might have had trouble Tweeting, getting notifications, or viewing DMs. We’re currently working on a fix, and should be back to normal soon.” (Photo by Denis Charlet / AFP)

Twitter accuses UK of misleading public in election row

Twitter accused Britain’s governing Conservatives on Wednesday of misleading the public by rebranding themselves as fact-checkers during a live TV election debate, fuelling concerns about trust in politics.
President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted Lady Maiden Ibru, Chairman, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of Guardian Newspapers, as she turns 70.

President Buhari salutes Lady Maiden Ibru at 70

President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted Lady Maiden Ibru, Chairman, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of Guardian Newspapers, as she turns 70.