Qatar lifts exit visa system for migrant workers

By BRIAN NGUGI Hundreds of African migrants employed in Qatar as domestic workers, cleaners, drivers and chefs can now come back home freely after the Middle East nation abolished its controversial exit visa system, which requires foreigners to obtain their bosses’...

As Trump Closes the Door on Refugees, Uganda Welcomes Them

By Joseph Goldstein   ARUA, Uganda — President Trump is vowing to send the military to stop migrants trudging from Central America. Europe’s leaders are paying African nations to block migrants from crossing the Mediterranean — and detaining the ones who make it in...

DRC: Opposition supporters protest against voting machines Content provided by Nyasha K Mutizwa 1 hour ago In Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, a few thousand demonstrators travelled about 7 km on Boulevard Lumumba, one of the city’s main roads. The...

Burundi opposition MP accused of plot to kill president

Burundi's public security ministry has accused a prominent opposition MP of planning the assassination of President Pierre Nkurunziza and other top officials, in an address on state television. The authorities announced the arrest of a "commando unit" over the alleged...

3 million Kenyans to get free healthcare

By AGGREY OMBOKI Uhuru to pilot universal healthcare in 4 counties More than 3 million Kenyans in four counties are set to start enjoying universal health coverage after President Uhuru Kenyatta launches a pilot programme on December 1. President Kenyatta announced...

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