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UN begins evacuating refugees from Libya to Niger

Geneva - A group of vulnerable refugees from several African countries, who had been stuck in war-ravaged Libya, have been evacuated to Niger, the UN said Sunday. The UN refugee agency said the evacuation of 25 "extremely vulnerable refugees" from Libya Saturday marked the first of its kind. The chaos-ridden country has

Nigeria’s Trade Minister elected Vice Chairperson, Africa WTO

Babatunde Opalana  The Nigeria's Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Okechukwu Enelamah, has been elected the Vice-Chairperson representing Africa, for the 11th World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference, in Geneva, Switzerland. The Strategy and Communications Adviser to the Minister, Ms. Constance Ikokwu, on Monday stated that Enelamah's election was decided at the

UN says truce deal in southern Syria will help peace talks

The United Nations on Saturday welcomed the agreement struck between the United States and Russia for a cease-fire in southwest Syria, saying it would support upcoming peace talks. The U.N.'s deputy special envoy to Syria, Ramzy Ramzy, said he hopes the agreement announced a day earlier in Hamburg, Germany will lead

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