First migrants to be sent from UK to Rwanda on June 14
04 June 2022 | 4:10 am
The British government has said the first flight of asylum seekers being sent to Rwanda under a controversial scheme will take place on June 14.
British Premier Boris Johnson has announced a proposal to send unauthorized migrants to Rwanda for processing. The African country has in the past been slammed for a range of human rights violations.
The British prime minister insisted he did not knowingly breach pandemic lockdown rules. He is the first modern UK leader to receive a fine for breaking the law.
A British judge has formally approved the extradition of Julian Assange to the US to face spying charges. The order must now be cleared by the UK interior minister.
Britain and India have signed a new defense cooperation agreement. The two countries are also seeking to complete a free trade deal by the end of the year.
More than two-thirds of people hospitalized with COVID-19 still suffer symptoms a year later, UK researchers have said. Women and obese people are most at risk of long COVID.
Kigali is hitting back at critics, justifying the controversial deal to relocate asylum seekers in Britain to Rwanda. Human rights groups and the United Nations have slammed the agreement as "unethical."
Unaccompanied foreign minors are shunted around from one shelter to another upon arrival in France. They are lodged in hotels, which are not adapted to the needs of its teenage residents. Some of them have to prove their minor status to the regional authorities. They consider themselves lucky to have a roof when most others are left to fend for themselves in the street. A new law will ban housing young migrants in hotels by 2024, but the bill comes with an important caveat. It only includes those whose minority has been recognised by the state and who have been placed under the care of social services.
The British prime minister has faced calls to step down after breaking COVID lockdown rules. In Northern Ireland, polls suggest the Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein could win the largest number of seats.
Africa's demographic growth is having a considerable impact on the continent's capital cities. Kigali, for example, is set to double its population by 2050. In one of the most densely populated areas in the world, authorities are trying to organise this growth in terms of urban planning and economics. Rwanda, which holds great ambitions on the continent, has plans to turn Kigali into Africa’s major international hub of business and finance.
Footage released by the Russia Defense Ministry on May 10, 2022 shows Colonel General Sergei Kuzovlev, Chief of Staff of the Southern Military District, presenting awards to Russian servicemen during a "special military operation" in Ukraine.
The UK government has set out next year's agenda in a tradition-steeped ceremony in Parliament. Queen Elizabeth did not attend in the first time in 59 years.
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