Northern Corridor gets $4.4m for trade projects

17 August 2021 By Anthony Kitimo There are plans to put up 67 roadside stations to serve as rest points for truck drivers in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and the DR Congo. PHOTO | FILE | The Northern Corridor secretariat has a $4.4 million budget for the 2021/2022 financial year to implement and […]

Nigeria, Benin plan new commission to solve cross-border challenges

17 August 2021   By Editor Seme border Irked by the lingering challenges affecting cross-border trade between the two countries, members of the private sector in Nigeria and the Republic of Benin are making arrangements to establish Nigeria-Benin Commission to create a smooth trade corridor. Several factors are affecting smooth regional trade among West-African nations, […]

Boundary disputes: Osun govt inaugurates 11-man committee

August 11, 2021 By Francis Ezediuno The Osun State Government has inaugurated an 11-man Osun State Boundary Commission to tackle the boundary disputes within and outside the State. The committee, according to the government, will be saddled with the mandate to amicably settle all boundary disputes within the State, as well as Osun and contiguous […]

Sudan-Ethiopia ties worsening

09 August 2021 Sudan orders its envoy to Ethiopia home for consultations after government spokeswoman in Addis Ababa rejects Sudanese initiative to mediate a ceasefire in Tigray war and accuses it of occupying Ethiopian territory. More than 60,000 people have also fled Tigray and taken refuge in Sudan Sudan said Sunday it ordered its envoy […]

How migrants are being used as weapons

8 August 2021  By Ian Birrell The pandemic has crushed the global tourism industry, with thousands of flights cancelled and millions of holidays postponed – but in one part of the world not normally considered a travel hotspot, there has been a surprising surge in visitor numbers. Belarus, led by Europe’s last dictator and which has […]

Dying to reach Europe: The Atlantic crossing

09 August 2021 By  Emma Wallis These migrants made it to the Canary Islands from Morocco but many more die at sea. Perhaps nearly 2,000 in 2021 alone | Photo: Javier Bauluz / AP A tally of the numbers of migrants who die or go missing during their journeys is impossible to establish definitively, since […]