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Tunisian navy rescues 100 migrants, hours after 8 drown

Tunisia’s navy rescued almost 100 migrants from a sinking boat off its southeast coast late on Monday, authorities said, hours after eight people being smuggled to Europe drowned in the same stretch of water. The incidents coincided with the launch of joint patrols by the Tunisian and Italian navies to …

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Nigeria: No plan to issue visas on arrival for all Africans – Lai Mohammed

Nigeria’s government says it has no plans to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans. The African Union’s political affairs office had tweeted on Friday that Nigeria announced the plan at a retreat for permanent representatives to the continental body. Nigeria’s Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, told The Associated Press …

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Tesla fires hundreds of workers as part of annual reviews

Tesla Motors fired hundreds of workers after completing its annual performance reviews, even though the electric automaker is trying to ramp up production to meet the demand for its new Model 3 sedan. The Palo Alto, California-based company confirmed the cuts in a Saturday statement, but didn’t disclose how many …

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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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