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Crisis Across Nigerian Airports As Stranded Passengers Protest

Management of Air Peace has condemned attacks on its staff by passengers at various airports in the country. The airline in a statement issued by its Corporate Communications Manager, Chris Iwarah, on Friday said it regretted that security agents had failed to halt the trend of members of the public invading airport facilities to attack airline Read more about Crisis Across Nigerian Airports As Stranded Passengers Protest[…]

Ugandan Domestic Flights Too Expensive for Local Travellers

At nearly Shs 2 million, taking a domestic flight within Uganda may cost a passenger more than purchasing an air ticket from Entebbe to New York, which is more than 11,000kms away if cost per mile is put into consideration. A return ticket from Entebbe to New York can cost as low as $900 (Shs Read more about Ugandan Domestic Flights Too Expensive for Local Travellers[…]

International passports for East African Community (EAC) commences in 2018

The East African Community (EAC) has re-scheduled Issuance of international passports to 2018, the same time the African Union also intends to release its travel document. The directive to issuing the new East African machine readable Electronic Passports is to start by January 31, 2018 after preparedness of each partner state was taken into account. Read more about International passports for East African Community (EAC) commences in 2018[…]

President Trump’s executive order could impact more Africans

President Trump’s executive order on entry bans for three African countries, Sudan, Libya and Somalia and others in the Middle East could impact more Africans beyond the specified countries. With the announcement of the ban, people’s lives have been disrupted and travelers have been stranded at airports in transit to America, or detained in America when they arrive, the Read more about President Trump’s executive order could impact more Africans[…]

Nearly 100 migrants missing in Mediterranean sea after wreck

Up to 100 migrants are missing suspected drowned after a boat capsized in the Mediterranean waters between Libya and Italy. So far Rescuers have found eight bodies and only 4 Surivors Many migrants have died trying to make the perilous trip from North Africa to Europe, with Libya being a popular jumping-off point. The crossing Read more about Nearly 100 migrants missing in Mediterranean sea after wreck[…]

Nigerian women trafficked to Italy doubled in 2016

The number of Nigerian women travelling by boat from Libya to Italy almost doubled in 2016, with majority of them being victims of sex trafficking and exploitation. Approximately 80% of the 11,009 Nigerian women registered at landing points in Sicily in 2016 were trafficked, as against 2015 when 5,600 women were registered by the IOM, Read more about Nigerian women trafficked to Italy doubled in 2016[…]

Dozens feared dead as boat capsizes in Lake Albert

At least nine people have been killed and 21 others are missing in Unganda’s Lake Albert after a boat carrying a football team and their fans capsized. The passengers, who were from Kaweibanda village in the western district of Buliisa, were travelling to Hoima District for a football match as part of the Christmas Day Read more about Dozens feared dead as boat capsizes in Lake Albert[…]

Osun provides free train ride from Christmas till New Year

The usual free train service provided by Osun Gov. Rauf Aregbesola for citizens of Osun in Lagos on Saturday left the Lagos terminus of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) for Osogbo with hundreds of passengers on board amid tight security. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that more than 1,000 passengers benefited from the Read more about Osun provides free train ride from Christmas till New Year[…]