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Kano, Nigeria (AFP) May 22, 2012
Nigeria's immigration service on Tuesday arrested 45 Chinese nationals in the northern city of Kano for allegedly engaging in illegal textile trading, an official said.
Kano state comptroller of immigration, Emmanuel Brisca Ifeadi, said those arrested had been trading at Kantin Kwari textile market in Kano.
Nigerian law bans foreigners from the retail trading of textiles.
"The Chinese expatriates were found to be scavenging in the market, which is hurting the nation's economy," Ifeadi said.
Local textile retail traders in Kano have for years complained Chinese nationals were undercutting them.
Ifeadi said immigration authorities have decided to rid the markets in Kano and Lagos of people he called "economic saboteurs".
All those arrested -- including 11 women -- will be repatriated soon, he added.
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UN praises progress in Liberia since end of civil wars
Monrovia (AFP) May 20, 2012
Liberia has made considerable progress in the years since back-to-back civil wars devastated the nation and killed about 250,000 people, a UN Security Council delegation said Sunday. Liberia, an impoverished west African nation of about four million people, was founded by freed US slaves in the 19th century and rocked by internal wars between 1989 and 2003. "It's quite evident that Liber ... read more
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