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15 Sep
It is perhaps one of the sweetest contradictions of our times how Nigerians and indeed Africans as a race, erstwhile victims of British colonial exploitation, rapacious destruction of cultural
3 Aug
A Turkish-based rights group and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, (NAPTIP), have raised alarm over the mass trafficking of young Nigerians, mostly females to Northern Cyprus on the pretext of educational scholarships.
6 Jul
Cyprus has reintroduced the mandatory use of face masks indoors for all people aged over 12, as coronavirus cases spike, the Mediterranean holiday island's health ministry announced Wednesday. The ruling, which comes into effect on Friday, was announced by Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela after a cabinet meeting. It follows a new spike in Covid-19 infections…
17 Apr
Cyprus's frozen conflict is providing fertile ground for human traffickers with cases at "alarming" levels in the EU member state, and the breakaway north considered as bad as Afghanistan. "I love her, but at the same time she reminds me about my past," said one Cameroonian trafficking survivor, referring to her young daughter. "There was…
13 Feb
The small Mediterranean island of Cyprus has an outsized problem with irregular migration, says the interior minister of the EU member state located closest to the Middle East. "For us, this is a state of emergency," Nicos Nouris told AFP, adding that 4.6 percent of the country's population now are asylum seekers or beneficiaries of protection,…
3 Dec 2021
Pope Francis appealed for a "sense of fraternity" in an open-air mass in Cyprus on Friday, the second day of a visit to the divided Mediterranean island that has focused heavily on the plight of migrants.
2 Dec 2021
Pope Francis headed to the divided island of Cyprus Thursday as part of a landmark trip to push two of his priorities: the plight of migrants and inter-confessional dialogue.
5 Nov 2021
Pope Francis will visit Cyprus and Greece next month, the Vatican said Friday, returning to the island of Lesbos, a major port of entry for migrants into Europe.
30 Oct 2021
Hundreds of protesters rallied in Cyprus on Saturday against corruption scandals swirling around the government after the Cypriot president was mentioned in the Pandora Papers.
19 Sep 2021
Cyprus is a jewel in the Mediterranean that was coveted by several world empires throughout history, including the empires of the Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, Ottoman, Roman and even the Arabs. The island nation is situated at the north-eastern end of the Mediterranean basin. It is the third largest and third most populous island in the…
8 Jul 2021
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday Brussels would "never accept" the two-state solution for Cyprus that Turkey advocates as a condition for United Nations-backed peace talks to resume.
3 Jul 2021
Cyprus on Saturday requested emergency assistance of planes from Israel and the EU to fight a wildfire fanned by strong winds and high temperatures that forced the evacuation of several villages.

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