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Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

 

Migrants to be repatriated from Libya as Ethiopia closes 27 refugee camps

GENEVA — An airlift is under way to repatriate some 15,000 African migrants, who are being held in abusive detention conditions in Libya. The International Organization for Migration says it expects to complete the operation before the end of the year. The repatriation operation was triggered by recent reports of rampant migrant abuse in Libya, including slave auctions by criminal gangs. The IOM has begun scaling up its voluntary humanitarian return program in the wake of an African Union-European Union initiative to tackle the problem. This year, the IOM has broughtRead More


Financial Times names KCB Kenya’s bank of the year

BUSINESS DAILY – London-based Financial Times once again named Kenya’s largest bank by assets, KCB Group , as the country’s 2017 Bank of the Year. The bank was particularly recognised for “pursuing sustainable growth and for its efforts at championing financial inclusion”. The award was presented during the 18th Banker Awards held in London a fortnight ago. The Banker is a UK-based economic and financial intelligence publication that is affiliated to the global economic newspaper, the Financial Times. The Banker Awards recognise top banks across the globe based on annual financialRead More


Thousands of Congolese fleeing into Zambia to escape DRCongo violence

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (VOA) — The U.N. refugee agency reports the number of refugees that have fled into Zambia to escape militia violence in Haut-Katanga and Tanganyika Provinces of Democratic Republic of Congo now has topped 12,000. The agency reports more than 8,400 Congolese refugees have arrived in Zambia in just the last three months, indicating a worsening of the situation in south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Government forces reportedly are killing many civilians in response to the rebellion in Haut-Katanga and Tanganyika Provinces against the continued rule of the country’s President,Read More


Final death toll in Somalia October attack 512

VOA – The death toll in a truck bombing in Somalia in October now stands at 512, according to the committee investigating the tragedy. The toll had been reported as 358. Even at the lower number, the bombing was the deadliest in Somalian history. No group claimed responsibility for the attack. Somalian officials have blamed the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which has been trying to overthrow the government and has deployed bomb attacks against government, military and civilian targets. The committee, known as the Somali Emergency Operation Center, was established toRead More


Ethiopian marathoner found dead in Paris

RUNNERS NEWS – Zenash Gezmu was a 27-year-old runner from Ethiopia who moved to France six years ago with the hope of one day representing the European country in competition. On Tuesday, she was found dead in her apartment on the outskirts of Paris, according to multiple news reports.A 28-year-old Eritrean man has been taken into custody by French authorities, according to the Le Parisien website. It’s unclear what Gezmu’s relationship was with the man, who, according to the news report, told police that he smothered her with a cushion andRead More


Museveni murderous regime video

This is a video that show cases some of the images from Uganda by that dictator Museveni’s regime with Police Brutality, politicians who dress like morons and live images of unequaled violence on the masses. Nathan Span requested for this video of Elton John’s SACRIFICE and in reality his intention may be to ask Ugandans “what have you sacrificed to liberate your mother country”? Martha Leah Nangalama Nathan Span (nathanspan@yahoo.com)


Cheap maize from Uganda to hurt Kenyan farmers

BUSINESS DAILY – Cross-border trade in cereals following a projected decline in yields is hurting local farmers who fear that the market could soon be flooded. Middlemen and millers are reportedly taking advantage of the East Africa Common Market Protocol to import low-cost maize mainly from Uganda. The traders are purchasing the crop for as low as Sh1,800 per 90 kilo bag at the border point and blending it with local produce. The National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) is offering Sh3,200 per 90 kilo bag, up from Sh3,000 lastRead More


Trump pulls United States out of UN migration pact

DEUTSCHE WELLE – The United States has announced it is withdrawing from the Global Compact on Migration. The non-binding UN migration pact was meant to boost international cooperation on migration issues. US President Donald Trump’s administration has withdrawn the United States from a United Nations pact to coordinate and improve international migration and refugee issues, the US mission to the global body said. “Today, the US Mission to the United Nations informed the UN Secretary-General that the United States is ending its participation in the Global Compact on Migration,” theRead More


Former Egyptian Prime Minister missing after extradition from UAE

CAIRO (Reuters) – The family of former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik said on Sunday it has lost contact with him since they say he was deported from the United Arab Emirates to Cairo days after announcing his intention to run for president next year. Shafik, a former air force chief and government minister, has been seen by critics of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as a potential challenger to the former military commander who is widely expected to run for a second term next year. Supporters see Sisi, who isRead More


US troops in war zones nearly double under Trump

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Paul Funk (left), and Iraqi Maj. Gen. Najm Abdullah al-Jibouri, walk through a busy market in Mosul, Iraq, on Oct. 4. U.S. forces in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan have been increasing this year under President Trump, going from about 18,000 at the beginning of the year to 26,000 recently, according to Pentagon figures. Since President Trump came into office, U.S. troop numbers have been edging up in the three countries where the U.S. is most deeply involved in fighting — Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. U.S. forcesRead More