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South African Airways Needs $404 Million in Government Funds


South African Airways appealed to the government for 5 billion rand ($404 million) to cover immediate costs and warned that it may be unable to make debt repayments next year as the state carrier battles to stay in operation.

Chief Executive Officer Vuyani Jarana is at the early stage of a turnaround plan designed to return the carrier to break even by 2020 and ease dependency on the government, which last year approved a bailout to swerve a default on debt owed to Citigroup Inc. The airline has shaken up the board and cut routes to reduce costs but is yet to emerge from a state of financial stage.

“We need the money now,” Jarana told reporters in Cape Town Tuesday. He’d earlier told lawmakers that SAA would struggle to meet 9.2 billion rand in debt payments due March 2019,…

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Government aware for years that ‘hostile environment’ hurt Windrush generation | UK news


A letter from a Home Office minister dated May 2016 and obtained by the Guardian shows that the government has known for years about the impact of its “hostile environment” policy on the Windrush generation.

As the government struggles to contain mounting pressure on both Theresa May and the home secretary, Amber Rudd, Home Office sources indicate that legislation could be rushed through parliament to give citizenship to those affected.

2012: Home secretary Theresa May: ‘The aim is to create here in Britain a really hostile environment for illegal migration.’

2012: Hostile environment working group established, involving many government ministers.

2013: Sarah Teather MP raises concerns about the working group and its stated aims.

2013: Government introduces bill which became the…

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UK government under pressure over migrants


The British government has come under further pressure over its handling of a migrant scandal, after claims senior politicians ignored fears surrounding the impact of its immigration policy on Caribbean-born British residents.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd is facing calls to address the Commons on Monday after a weekend which included accusations of wilful ignorance and “racism” levelled at the government.

The migrants concerned are known as the “Windrush generation”, named after a ship that brought some of them as children from the Caribbean to the UK in 1948.

A slew of case studies continues to emerge about members of the Windrush generation facing problems with access to healthcare and other state services after the “hostile environment” policy was introduced by Theresa May.

Then home secretary,…

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UK government under pressure over migrants


The British government has come under further pressure over its handling of a migrant scandal, after claims senior politicians ignored fears surrounding the impact of its immigration policy on Caribbean-born British residents.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd is facing calls to address the Commons on Monday after a weekend which included accusations of wilful ignorance and “racism” levelled at the government.

The migrants concerned are known as the “Windrush generation”, named after a ship that brought some of them as children from the Caribbean to the UK in 1948.

A slew of case studies continues to emerge about members of the Windrush generation facing problems with access to healthcare and other state services after the “hostile environment” policy was introduced by Theresa May.

Then home secretary,…

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Yemen’s government investigates possible violations against African refugees in Aden


Tripoli: Tunisia has reopened its consulate in the Libyan capital, the Libya foreign ministry said on Saturday, the latest mission to return to Tripoli.
Most embassies left Tripoli in 2014 when heavy fighting broke out between rival factions and few came back when a UN-backed administration took office in 2016.
The Tunisian consulate resumed work after talks between the two countries, the Libyan foreign ministry said. The Tunisian foreign ministry declined to comment, but a diplomatic source confirmed the move.
Tunisian had closed its mission 2015 after ten staff were kidnapped.
In recent weeks some Western embassies have sent diplomats for longer stays to Tripoli as security has improved, although few stay full time on the ground.
The Italian and Turkish embassies as well as the UN mission are…

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