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Mission Speaks Out about S. African Expulsion of Nigerians

Complied By Shujaa Kwanzaa

Nigerians protest attacks in South Africa

Nigerians protest attacks in South Africa

According to international reports the Nigerian mission in South Africa on Friday, June 17, 2017 said it had waded into issues surrounding the alleged quit order given to Nigerians by two communities in that country.

Martin Cobham, Nigeria’s Acting High Commissioner in South Africa, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Pretoria that the mission was on top of the situation.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Nigeria Union in South Africa had accused two communities in that country of ordering Nigerians residing within their territories to vacate.

Nigeria’s Acting High

Kenya Opens New Railway from Nairobi to Mombasa

By MCNS Staff

170531140341-kenya-nairobi-mombasa-raliway-exlarge-169Last week, a new Diesel train line was constructed from Nairobi to Mombasa, Kenya. The new railway is designed to improve commerce and mobility from the capital (Nairobi) to the port city of Mombasa.

Though many Kenyans are overjoyed, it is not without controversy. The $3 billion project was financed by a Chinese company. A Chinese company will also operate the train line for the first five years.

This is one of many African infrastructure projects financed by China in an attempt to build stronger economic

Democratic Republic of the Kongo Declares Ebola Outbreak

Chuma Kisu

Anti Ebola Workers in the DRC

Anti Ebola Workers in the DRC

According to various international reports Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has declared an Ebola outbreak after one person who died of hemorrhagic fever tested positive for the virus.

Two others may have also died from the disease.

According to a statement of the DRC’s health ministry the case was confirmed following tests on nine people who came down with hemorrhagic fever in Bas-Uele province, in the northeast of the country, in late April.

Out of the nine cases, three people have since died, including one who tested positive for Ebola, according to WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier.

“We need to take this very seriously,” Lindmeier told Al Jazeera on Friday.

“It’s very important to find all the possible contacts of people who have been infected, who has been in contact, and

Nigerian Village Sues Italian Oil Company

By Chuma Kisu

Nigerian man pours out split oil from Eni Oil Company of Italy.

Nigerian man pours out split oil from Eni Oil Company of Italy.

According to international news, a Nigerian village has recently filed a lawsuit in Milan, Italy against the Italian oil company Eni.

The villagers are demanding compensation for damage caused by an oil pipeline explosion in 2010, an Italian lawyer representing the village said on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

The village of Ikebiri in the Niger Delta is asking Eni for 2 million euros ($2.2 million) in damages along with a commitment to clean up the area covering more than 43 acres, Luca Saltalamacchia, the attorney for the village, said in a recent news conference.

“The explosion that happened near a river caused an environmental disaster that polluted water and land,” Saltalamacchia said.

Mining and energy firms around the world have battled a spate of cases brought in international courts against