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Deportation of MTN unit head compounds African mobile group’s problems

The chief executive of MTN’s Uganda unit was deported on Thursday night following a period of deteriorating relations between the telecommunications group and the national government.

The expulsion of the group’s senior executive in the country in opaque circumstances is the latest in a series of challenges to hit the company’s operations in sub-Saharan Africa, where issues such as the registration of users and repatriation of profits have often become thorny points of contention with host governments.

MTN, which confirmed Wim Vanhelleputte’s deportation on Friday, said it did not know why the Belgian chief executive had been forced to leave the country. “MTN has not been notified of the grounds for the deportation and is working hard to establish precise reasons for the…

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Man facing deportation to Jamaica set to win last-gasp reprieve | UK news

A man who came to the UK from the Caribbean as a teenager is set to be granted an 11th-hour reprieve from being placed on a deportation flight to Jamaica.

About 50 people are thought to have been booked on to Wednesday’s secretive charter flight, the first to Jamaica since the Home Office suspended the flights last April after the Windrush scandal.

After the scandal broke, Sajid Javid eventually said at least 63 people had been wrongly deported to Jamaica.

Joseph Nembhard, 37, who moved to the UK from Jamaica at the age of 18 in 1999 and whose grandmother and several aunts were part of the Windrush generation, has been held at Harmondsworth immigration removal centre and had been told he would be put on Wednesday’s flight after being convicted of a violent offence against his former…

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New Caribbean deportation flights attacked as ‘insult to Windrush victims’ | UK news

Government plans to restart deportation charter flights to the Caribbean as early as this week have been attacked as “brutal” and “a scandal” by leading Labour politicians.

The Home Office said a flight to Jamaica will take off in the coming weeks carrying out the enforced removals of foreign national offenders. About 50 people could leave as soon as Tuesday, according to reports. They are said to include people who came to the UK as children and parents with British children.

The charter flight will be the first since March 2017, before the Windrush scandal when it emerged dozens of people had been wrongly deported from the UK by the Home Office.

A spokesman for the Home Office confirmed the plan.

“The UK, like many other countries, uses charter flights to return people to their…

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Ghana Stands Up to American Bullying in Deportation Stand-Off

America is Trying to Bully Ghana into Accepting 7,000 Deportees Without Due Process

America’s attempt to force Ghana into accepting deportees without due process has been exposed by the recent statement from the Ghanaian government. The U.S.A has also been accused of cuffing deportees to seats and putting them in belly chains.

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Canada prioritising deportation of border-crossers from U.S.

A Haitian boy holds onto his father as they approach an illegally crossing point, staffed by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers, from Champlain, N.Y., to Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, Monday, August 7, 2017. AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Canada is prioritising the deportation of asylum seekers who walked across the border from the United States illegally, federal agency statistics show, as the Liberal government tries to tackle a politically sensitive issue ahead of an election year.

The number of people deported after their refugee applications were rejected was on track to drop 25 percent so far this year compared to 2017 to its lowest point in a decade, even as the number of deported border-crossers was on track to triple, according to…

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African man has emotional last visit with his Pocatello family before likely deportation

An African man who has lived in Pocatello for longer than a decade and is facing likely deportation from the United States saw his American family for …
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