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Belize football team bus held up by armed gang in Haiti
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Belize football team bus held up by armed gang in Haiti

The Belize Football Federation has expressed its "disappointment and disgust" after a bus taking the national team to their hotel in Haiti was held up by an armed gang. The incident occurred on Monday shortly after the squad had arrived in the country for a 2022 World Cup qualifier. Police escorting the team were forced to negotiate with the gang to allow the bus to proceed to the hotel. Captain Deon McCauley described the incident as "a moment of intense fear". "I am happy everyone is safe and I commend you guys for being brave," he added. "Let's continue to stick together and please make the best decisions when it comes to the team." An image posted on the Federation's (FFB) Facebook page showed the gang on motorbikes, wearing masks and carrying weapons. In a sta...
UK Stops Recruitment of Doctors and Nurses from Nigeria and 46 Other Countries
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UK Stops Recruitment of Doctors and Nurses from Nigeria and 46 Other Countries

The recruitment of health and care workers from Nigeria and 46 other countries has been suspended by the United Kingdom government as confirmed in its updated Code of Practice (CoP). Africa Check had earlier reported that about 5, 250 Nigerian-trained doctors are on the UK books as at April 2018, a rise of 10 per cent on the previous year. The Sun reported that the announcement which is contained in the CoP and released by the UK Department of Health and Social Care, would help to meet UK’s target of delivering 50,000 more nurses by 2024. The UK said CoP provide safeguards against active recruitment from 47 countries on the WHO Health Workforce Support and Safeguards list, and also aligns with World Health Organisation’s (WHO) advice on ethical recruitment to promote effective...
Protesters Demand For The Resignation Of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse
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Protesters Demand For The Resignation Of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

Burned-out cars, makeshift barricades and shuttered businesses signaled a week of unrest in Haiti,with protesters demanding for the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse. Streets, schools and banks were closed throughout the country, bringing the economy to a standstill. Shortages of oil, power and food abound. The nation’s currency is in free fall, and allegations of corruption linked to Mr. Moïse have brought the nation to a crisis point. “To me it is obvious: The president, particularly, doesn’t govern anything at all right now,” said Fritz Jean, a former prime minister and past governor of Haiti’s Central Bank. “In fact, we are in a state of vacancy right now.” Mr. Moïse has not been seen publicly since Wednesday morning, when he issued a prerecorded address appealing for cal...
Yemi Alade Visits Orphanage In Haiti Ahead Of Headline Concert (Photos)
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Yemi Alade Visits Orphanage In Haiti Ahead Of Headline Concert (Photos)

Effyzie Music superstar Yemi Alade who is currently on a world tour in support of her “Black Magic” album, took time out from her busy schedule recently to visit an orphanage in Haiti and spread good cheer. The afro-pop singer is currently in Haiti where she is headlining the famous Hangover Haiti annual concert. Yemi Alade visited the l’orphelinat de Rose Mima orphanage where she donated needed materials and still stuck around to play with the kids. The self-acclaimed Mama Africa will hit the stage tonight alongside Haiti’s finest to perform her repertoire of hit songs which just got an addition yesterday with the release of Oh My Gosh , her fourth single this year.
Trump Orders All Liberians In America To Vacate The Country Within 12 Months
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Trump Orders All Liberians In America To Vacate The Country Within 12 Months

President Trump said on Tuesday he will end a special immigration program that has allowed nearly 4,000 Liberians to legally live and work in the U.S. over the past 25 years. Liberians will now face a similar situation to thousands of people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan who had their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) terminated by the Trump administration. They either have to leave the country at the expiration of the deadline or risk becoming undocumented immigrants facing deportation. Liberians were first granted TPS in March 1991 under former President George H.W. Bush due to armed conflicts that were gripping the country, and starting in 1999, Liberians were transferred into a separate program called Deferred Enforced Departure, a classification that allowed th...
Davido Shares New Photos With His Team As They Storm Haiti
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Davido Shares New Photos With His Team As They Storm Haiti

Nigerian superstar singer David ‘Davido’ Adeleke has stormed Haiti to light up the moods of the people with his musical concert. The singer has a way of shaking the Nigerian music industry in his visit to different countries to showcase his song. He has set out to Port-au-Prince, the Capital of Haiti from Nigeria for a musical show. Haiti is recorded as the country with the World largest Island and the 3rd Largest country in the Caribbean. Davido has such a Nice vision for his kind of music, in the photo was David’s President of the DMW, Brand Manager & Talent Consultant, Mr. BANK, Davido official DJ – DJ Ecole and others.
Snoop Dogg Announces Decision To Relocate To Uganda
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Snoop Dogg Announces Decision To Relocate To Uganda

Veteran American rapper Snoop Dogg has decided to relocate to Uganda following racists remarks made by US president Donald Trump. The American president described the African continent as a ‘shithole’ during a meeting with US lawmakers on Thursday January 11th 2017. Donald Trump wanted to know why America would accept immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries rather than places like Norway, whose prime minister he had met the day before and whose population is majority white. The controversial US president made the racist remark when he was being presented with a proposal to restore protections for immigrants from African countries, Haiti and El Salvador. Trump’s derogatory remarks sparked uproar across the world. Snoop Dogg is among many people who were totally offended by the Amer...
No Apologies Needed!, By Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò
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No Apologies Needed!, By Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

When I first read reports of Donald Trump referring to El Salvador, Haiti, and African countries as “shithole countries” and asking why the United States continues to allow immigration from them, I was neither surprised nor felt that he may have misspoken. We are at that point in our public knowledge of this president and his preferences that his being a racial bigot should no longer elicit shock or be explained away as some momentary lapse that has nothing to do with who he is as a person.   What I dreaded instead was what I was sure would follow and has followed: widespread outrage from the usual quarters and the direct victims of his racist outbursts and the predictable demand for apologies, possibly a retraction. As an original national of one of the countries named in this...
Nigeria, S. Africa, Ghana Summon US Diplomats After Donald Trump Remark
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Nigeria, S. Africa, Ghana Summon US Diplomats After Donald Trump Remark

Nigeria’s government on Monday summoned a representative of the the US ambassador to explain reported remarks by Trump that immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from “s***hole countries”, according to the Foreign Ministry, Reuters reported. Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama “sought clarification on the veracity or otherwise of the substance of the remarks, stressing that if they were true, they were deeply hurtful, offensive and unacceptable”, it added in a statement. Under Secretary of State Steven Goldstein also told CNN that the top US diplomats in South Africa and Ghana were also called on to meet with those governments, Haiti, Botswana and Senegal have also summoned diplomats over the matter, and more diplomats are expected to be called this week, Goldstein said. Trump had asked ...
Heskey Says His Family In Barbuda Have Been ‘Wiped Out’ By Hurricane Irma
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Heskey Says His Family In Barbuda Have Been ‘Wiped Out’ By Hurricane Irma

The ex-Liverpool striker said his relatives on the Caribbean island of Barbuda had been 'wiped out' by the Category 5 hurricane when it struck last Wednesday. Heskey, 39, said that his parents now fear the worst as they have not been able to contact their relatives for almost a week. The former footballer said his family, who live on neighbouring Antigua, were safe and sound, having escaped the worst of the hurricane. 'My mum can't get hold of them,' a distraught Heskey said according to the BBC. 'My mum and dad were fortunately lucky. They caught the tail end of it,' he continued. 'But my mum's family is from Barbuda and they were basically wiped out. Everything is gone.' Hurricane Irma first made landfall on Barbuda, and island of some 1,600 residents, last Wednesday, w...
US-Based Haitians Fear Clock Ticking On Their Stay
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US-Based Haitians Fear Clock Ticking On Their Stay

States in 2010. Now, under President Donald Trump's administration, another life-changing convulsion looms on the horizon. Joseph is one of some 58,000 Haitians who benefited from a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to live and work in the US after Haiti's devastating temblor. Many recipients of that scheme now fear an anti-immigrant White House is about to kick them out. "I know [Trump] campaigned for the presidency saying he didn't like immigrant people, but he could still do something for us," Joseph, 48, whose name has been changed, told Al Jazeera. "We know Haiti is not secure enough for my family to go back. Too many people get killed there. There are no jobs. There's no way to live." his month, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly extended Haiti's TPS stat...
2017 African Drums Festival In Abeokuta, Ogun State
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2017 African Drums Festival In Abeokuta, Ogun State

Live from the ancient city of Abeokuta where dignitaries from different parts of the world converged for the 2nd edition of the African Drums Festival, hosted by the Ogun State government. Performances are on going by different troupes from across Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the world. Participation has been confirmed from dignitaries from Togo, Ghana, Benin Republic, Haiti, the United States of America The performing troupes is the Herbert Ogunde Group and are entertaining the audience in dance and folk songs.  
Enoch Adeboye Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today
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Enoch Adeboye Celebrates His 75th Birthday Today

Enoch Adeboye is a famous Nigerian pastor who rose to national and eventually international prominence upon being appointed as the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). Hitherto unknown to the public at large, he began his journey to fame at RCCG where he initially translated the sermons of its then Pastor and founder, Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi, from Yoruba into English. With his undying devotion towards the Lord and his commitment towards helping the common man understand the nuances of Christianity, he helped to expand the church which now has branches in over a hundred countries. Prior to his involvement with the church he had been a lecturer in mathematics at the universities of Lagos and Ilorin. Even though he had always known that God existed in heaven,...
International Borders Around The World (Pictures)
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International Borders Around The World (Pictures)

Have you ever wondered how countries border looks around the world? Here is a glimpse for you to enjoy... Sweeden and Norway Border Mexico and USA Border USA and Mexico Border Germany and Poland and Czech Border Spain and Portugal Border Egypt and Isreal Border Germany and Czech Republic   Germany and Netherlands and Belgium Denmark and Sweden China and Macau   Spain and Portugal Haiti and Dominican Republic Netherlands and Belgium

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