168 stranded Nigerians return from Libya
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday received another batch of 168 stranded Nigerian returnees from Libya
Morocco pick Africa’s sole Tokyo 2020 Paralympics blind football ticket
Champions of African blind football, Morocco in Enugu yesterday clinched the sole ticket to represent the continent in the 2020 Tokyo, Japan Paralympic Games.
Hundreds of hungry migrants flee Libyan detention centre
Hundreds of migrants have fled a detention center in coastal Libya and crowded overnight around a U.N. facility, saying they were denied food for weeks. Around 450 people left Abu Salim detention center. Two of the migrants, as well as activists, said they were forced to beg for money from families to pay police to buy them food. Those who couldn’t pay went hungry.
Global index finds climate change driving ‘alarming’ hunger levels
Central African Republic topped an annual world hunger index on Tuesday as aid agencies warned that climate change was making it increasingly hard to feed the world. Aid agency Concern Worldwide, which co-compiles the Global Hunger Index, said progress towards a 2030 zero hunger target agreed by world leaders was “under threat or is being reversed”.
Libya returnees, group commend, back governor as PDP moves to reclaim Edo
Some Libya returnees in Edo State yesterday applauded Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki on the recent award bestowed on him as best performing governor in Nigeria by the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT).
Rwanda agrees to take in African refugees stuck in Libya
Rwanda agreed Tuesday to take in hundreds and potentially thousands of African refugees and asylum-seekers stranded in Libya, a deal the African Union hopes to replicate with other member states.
Last charity ship seeks port for 356 rescued migrants
The organisation running a charity ship in the Mediterranean voiced hope Wednesday for a safe port for its 356 rescued migrants after another NGO vessel docked in Italy, ending a week-long standoff.
Libya capital flights suspended after deadly rocket fire
Flights from the Libyan capital's sole functioning airport were suspended Thursday after deadly overnight rocket fire, a spokesman for the country's unity government said.
Another 81 migrants rescued by charity ship off Libya
French charities SOS Mediterranean and MSF rescued another 81 migrants off the coast of Libya on Sunday, who joined 130 others aboard the ship the Ocean Viking, an AFP reporter said. The young men, mostly Sudanese, who had left Libya late Saturday in a blue rubber dinghy, clapped and cheered as the ship came into view.
Car bomb kills two UN personnel in Libya's Benghazi
A car bombing in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi killed two United Nations staff on Saturday, a security official said. "Two members of the UN mission, one them a foreigner, were killed and at least eight others wounded including a child, by a car bomb" in a shopping area of the Al-Hawari district, the official said.