APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Ethiopia Immigration, Citizenship and Vital Registration Agency has banned Syrian refugees from begging on the streets of the capital Addis Ababa due to security concern.
APA-Kampala (Uganda) — Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has told the World Food Programme to empower refugees with vocational skills than can help them secure employment in the urban areas rather than support them to go into production which is a potential area of conflict with host communities.
APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — In a bid to boost gender equity in Liberia, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection Wednesday launched the “50 Million Women Speak Platform” Project aimed at improving their access to information and financing.
APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — A new upsurge of violence in northeastern Nigeria has forced thousands of people – most of them women and children - to seek safety in Chad’s Lake Chad region, the UNHCR said in a statement to APA on Tuesday.
APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa has recorded 6,852,972 traveller movements at its ports of entry -- up from 6,811,510 movements recorded in 2018, Home Affairs Minister Siyabonga Cwele has said.