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Nigeria to start issuing visas on arrival for Africans – AU

Nigeria has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans, the African Union said on Friday, in a major step toward the goal of free movement on the continent. The continental body’s deputy chairperson Kwesi Quartey praised the action as a “laudable move towards Africa’s integration agenda” in …

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Ivory Coast: Four Killed as cargo plane crash down into the Atlantic Sea

Four Moldovans were killed while six other people survived on Saturday when a propeller-engine cargo plane crashed into the sea near Ivory Coast’s main city of Abidjan. Four French citizens were among the injured in the crash, Sidiki Diakite said. Several Ivorian security sources said they were French soldiers. A …

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Man uses washed-up debris on the beach to build a public gym

Trash never looks right on a beach. Rather than throwing it away, though, this man found a way to make it useful to others. When someone litters, often it ends up being washed away by the rain into the waterways and carried by the ocean, before landing on a beach. …

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2 Air Peace Aircraft Collide At Lagos Airport…

Two Air Peace aircraft collided at the departure ramp of Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos on Thursday. One of the aircraft, a Boeing 737 with the registration mark 5N-BQR, was reportedly being towed for departure, when it hit the stabiliser of the B737 aircraft with the registration mark 5N-BQP. Chris …

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Nigeria: Capital airport to be reopened after runway repairs

Nigeria’s government says the international airport in its capital is reopening after six weeks of repairs to the runway, which experts had said was in shocking disrepair. Nigeria says the Abuja airport is opening on Tuesday, a day ahead of schedule. The closure of one of West Africa’s busiest airports …

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California woman jailed over fake Chinese weddings

A California woman was sentenced to six months in prison on Monday for running a fake marriage scam with her father to enable Chinese nationals to obtain immigration visas. Federal officials said Lynn Leung, 44, and her 67-year-old father, Jason Shiao, over nearly a decade organised more than 70 phony …

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