Category Archives: Africa

France begins destruction of half 'Jungle' migrant camp

Calais (France) (AFP) – French authorities began dismantling half of the "Jungle" migrant camp in the northern port city of Calais on Monday, AFP reporters at the scene said. Two…

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Nigeria sacks thousands of ghost workers, saving millions

Lagos (AFP) – Nigeria's finance ministry said Sunday that it had saved millions of dollars for the cash-strapped government by removing more than 20,000 "ghost workers" from the state payroll….

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Migrants protest at Greece-Macedonia border as bottleneck builds

Idomeni (Greece) (AFP) – Stranded migrants lay with their children on rail tracks at Greece's northern border Sunday, demanding to be allowed to continue their journey, as Athens warned the…

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Niger's security-minded president vies for 2nd term in vote

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou sought re-election Sunday, touting his record of defending the West African nation from Islamic extremists as he vied against 14 other candidates…

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A million children severely malnourished in eastern, southern Africa: UN

Johannesburg (AFP) – Nearly one million children across eastern & southern Africa are suffering from "severe acute malnutrition" after two years of drought & the strongest El Nino in 50…

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