AfricaEconomyLifestyle

The United Arab Emirates has lifted a 21-month long visa ban on Nigerians.

In a significant development for travelers and businesses, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has lifted a 21-month visa ban on Nigerian citizens. This decision marks a pivotal moment in the bilateral relationship between the two nations and is expected to foster renewed economic ties, tourism, and cultural exchange. Background of the Ban The visa ban was initially imposed in 2021 amid rising…
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AfricaEconomy

China scrambles for Zimbabwe’s lithium

China is actively pursuing Zimbabwe’s lithium resources, recognizing the strategic importance of this mineral in the global transition to clean energy. As demand for lithium skyrockets due to its critical role in battery production for electric vehicles and renewable energy storage, Zimbabwe’s rich lithium reserves have become increasingly attractive. Key Factors Behind…
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AfricaLifestyle

Gambia’s parliament upholds ban on female genital mutilation

Gambia’s parliament has upheld a ban on female genital mutilation (FGM), marking a significant step forward in the country’s efforts to protect women’s rights and health. This legislative action reflects a growing recognition of the harmful effects of FGM and the need for social change. Key Points: Legislative Context: The ban reinforces existing laws aimed at eradicating FGM…
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AfricaEconomyPolitics

Protests escalates again in Kenya

Unrest in Kenya has escalated again, driven by a combination of political tensions, economic challenges, and social grievances. Protests have erupted in various regions as citizens voice their frustrations over issues such as rising living costs, corruption, and electoral integrity. Key Factors Contributing to the Unrest: Economic Strain: Many Kenyans are grappling with inflation and high…
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Africa

At least eight killed in shootout during Somalia prison breakout attempt

A violent shootout erupted during a prison break attempt in Somalia, resulting in the deaths of at least eight individuals, including prisoners and security personnel. The incident occurred at a high-security facility in [specific location] on [specific date], highlighting ongoing security challenges in the region. Details of the Incident Eyewitnesses reported that armed inmates attempted to…
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Africa

Kenyan police arrest suspected serial killer

In a recent operation, Kenyan police apprehended a suspected serial killer linked to a series of violent crimes that have shaken local communities. The arrest followed an extensive investigation that involved community tip-offs and surveillance efforts aimed at identifying the perpetrator. Background The investigation began after multiple reports of disappearances and violent incidents in…
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AfricaHealth

Desperate Zimbabweans Crossing The Zambian Border For Cheaper Healthcare And Medicines

In recent months, Zimbabweans have increasingly crossed the border into Zambia in search of more affordable healthcare and medicines, highlighting a growing healthcare crisis in Zimbabwe and the challenges faced by its citizens. Healthcare Crisis in Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe has been grappling with a severe healthcare crisis characterized by shortages of essential medicines, equipment, and…
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