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Rwanda announces global visa free regime starting January 2018

Rwanda has announced what could be termed a global visa free entry for travelers from everywhere in the world starting January 1, 2018. A communique released by the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration said citizens of all countries the world over could enjoy 30 days visa on arrival under the …

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Japan: Four dead as helicopter crashes

Four men were killed Wednesday when a private helicopter crashed in a mountainous area of Japan, officials said. The chopper was discovered ablaze on a bridge in the small village of Ueno, around 150 kilometres (90 miles) northwest of the capital Tokyo. “Four people on board were found dead,” a …

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Ethiopian increases flights to Cameroon, Gabon with the Boeing 787

Ethiopian airlines have announced an increase in its weekly flights to two Central African cities. Cameroon’s Yaounde and the Gabonese capital, Libreville. Ethiopian, the continent’s largest airline group, said with its sixth weekly service to Yaounde and Libreville, it will be flying all week to the destinations except on Sundays. …

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Over 160 Gambian migrants voluntarily return home from Libya

One hundred and sixty-five Gambian migrants voluntarily returned home from Libya on Thursday, the Interior Minister, Mai Ahmad Fatty has disclosed. According to the minister, the return of the current contingent takes the total figure of returnees to 1,467. The tiny west African nation is a known origin of migrants …

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U.K. updates Ethiopia travel advice citing business visa processes – FCO

The United Kingdom has updated its Foreign travel advice in respect of Ethiopia. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in its latest release of Thursday November 2, 2017 cited visa requirements as basis for the update. “Entry requirements section (Visas) – to obtain a business visa for Ethiopia you may …

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Libya coastguard rescues nearly 300 migrants at sea

Libya’s coastguard has rescued nearly 300 migrants including dozens of women and children from unseaworthy boats as they tried to reach Europe, a navy official said Wednesday. The 299 migrants, who included 40 women and 19 children, were picked up early on Tuesday in Mediterranean waters off the western city …

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