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Rahaf Alqunun, left, says she's fleeing abuse by her family and wants asylum in Australia [Thai immigration police via AP]

Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun due to arrive in Canada for asylum

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life, was due to arrive in Canada on Saturday, after being granted asylum in the North American country.
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.
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun

Saudi teen Rahaf Alqunun who fled ‘abusive’ family given UN refugee status

A Saudi teenager who fled from her "abusive" family has been declared a legitimate refugee by the United Nations, the Australian government has said.
Rahaf Alqunun, left, says she's fleeing abuse by her family and wants asylum in Australia [Thai immigration police via AP]

UNHCR investigates Rahaf Alqanun’s case for asylum

The UN's refugee agency said on Tuesday it was investigating the case of Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun who fled from her family and barricaded herself inside a Bangkok airport hotel to prevent Thailand expelling her.
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun

Thailand admits Saudi woman Rahaf Alqunun seeking asylum

Thailand's immigration police chief has announced that the young Saudi woman seeking passage to asylum in Australia will be temporarily admitted to the country for evaluation by the UN refugee agency.
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she was stopped by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials while in transit at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. AFP-Getty Images

Court rejects bid to block deportation of Saudi woman

A Thai court Monday rejected an attempt to block the deportation of a Saudi woman who made a desperate plea for asylum, saying she feared for her life after escaping an abusive family.
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DR Congo violence drives 16,000 into Congo-Brazzaville

Around 16,000 people have fled into the Democratic Republic of Congo's neighbour after inter-communal clashes erupted last month in the southwest of the country, the UN said on Friday.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO condemns repeated attacks on key Libyan hospital

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has strongly condemned an armed attack on Al Jala Hospital in Libya’s second-largest city of Benghazi, which took place on Tuesday.
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UN: More than 52 000 displaced by ‘horrific violence’ in Niger

More than 52 000 people have been displaced by violence since January in western Niger, an unstable area hit by jihadist incursions near the poor west African country's border with Mali, the UN refugee agency said.

UNHCR seeks end to gender-based violence in Yobe

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has called forcollective concerted effort in ending the Gender-based Violence in Yobe and around the world especially against women and children.
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Farmers/herders crisis: Ranching path to sustainable peace – UN

The United Nations (UN) and other stakeholders met and recommended that pastoralists should adopt global best practices of ranching as path to sustainable peace.
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UN, others chart way out of farmers, herders crisis

Federal government urged to promote global best practices of ranching so that pastoralists can rely on farmers for the supply of fodder to augment their animal feeds
Travel agents in Nigeria are encouraging irregular migration through their misleading advertisements in the media, according to Prof. Aderanti Adepoju.

Aderanti Adepoju: How travel agents facilitate irregular migration in Nigeria

Travel agents in Nigeria are encouraging irregular migration through their misleading advertisements in the media, according to Prof. Aderanti Adepoju.

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.
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.

Samuel Ortom: Committee on herdsmen’s crisis better than defence minister’s unguarded comment

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has described the setting up of a presidential committee on farmers-herders crisis as step in the right direction.

Rohingya flee refugee camps fearing forcible return to Myanmar

Rohingya Muslims are fleeing Bangladeshi refugee camps to avoid a controversial drive to repatriate them to Myanmar later this week, where the UN says conditions are still not conducive to their return.

UN: Over 30,000 Cameroonian refugees arrive Nigeria

The number of Cameroonians fleeing violence and seeking refuge in Nigeria has crossed the 30,000-mark, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has said.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.”