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Nigerians offered free flight to flee xenophobic attacks

Nigerians in South Africa are being offered a free flight to return home “following the recent unfortunate xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals“, Nigeria’s foreign ministry has said. The owner of Air Peace Airlines was willing to evacuate Nigerians free of charge on Friday, it said. “Interested Nigerians are therefore advised …

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Xenophobia: Shun hate, reprisal attacks – Dangote

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has admonished Africans to shun hate and any form of violence against their fellow Africans if they want the continent to prosper. The Nigerian business magnate made the comment in reaction to the ongoing xenophobic attacks on non-South African Africans, especially Nigerians resident in South …

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Nigeria reduces visa fees for US citizens

The Nigeria government has conceded to pressure by the US to reduce visa charges for Americans visiting the West African nation. Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola told journalists that the government had approved a reduction in visa charges for US citizens from $180 (£147) to $150. The climb down comes after …

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UK gov’t to ask Queen to suspend Parliament

The Queen will be asked by the government to suspend Parliament just days after MPs return to work in September – and only a few weeks before the Brexit deadline. BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg says it will make way for Boris Johnson’s new administration to hold a Queen’s Speech …

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