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Over 400 migrants intercepted off Libya coast – UN agency

Libya’s coast guard intercepted over 400 Europe-bound migrants off the country’s Mediterranean coast and returned them to the capital of Tripoli over the past 24 hours, the U.N. migration agency said Sunday.The International Organization for Migration tweeted that 301...

Greece to deport all migrants who arrived after March 1

Greece will transfer migrants who arrived on its territory illegally after March 1 to the northern city of Serres and plans to deport back to their own countries, Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi said late on Wednesday.Thousands of migrants...

35 migrants rescued off Libyan coast – UN Agency

A commercial ship has rescued 35 Europe-bound migrants off Libya’s Mediterranean coast and returned them to the capital, Tripoli, the U.N. migration agency said.The International Organization for Migration tweeted that migrants, who were intersected on Thursday, were given medical...

Spain searching for over 100 aboard 3 missing migrant boats

Spanish authorities are searching for possibly dozens of migrants missing on three boats en route to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, maritime rescue service said Tuesday.A Civil Guard airplane was searching for the boats near the islands...

New born baby, 86 migrants rescued off Canary island

Spanish authorities said Friday that they have rescued a group of 86 migrants that included a baby who was born during the perilous journey in the open sea to reach Europe.Emergency services for the Canary Islands said that the...

Austria blocks EU from Libya sea patrols over migrants

Italy is prepared to consider a resumption of maritime patrols in the Mediterranean, a senior official said, but diplomats said Austria is sticking to its objections, in a blow to European efforts to uphold a U.N. arms embargo on...

Spanish guards rescue 119 African migrants at sea, 67 still missing

Spanish coastguard has rescued 119 migrants from the sea and still looking for 67 others missing from a boat that was trying to reach European shores, maritime authorities said.A spokesman with Spain’s Maritime Rescue agency said the search for...

Malians, Guineans, Senegalese among scores of migrants intercepted on English channel

Ninety people aboard  in6flatable boats, including 15 children, have been intercepted by UK authorities attempting to cross the Channel in one day, the Home Office has confirmed.The total of those picked up on Thursday in a huge search and...

Spain says migrant surge in Canary Islands

The Spanish government says the number of migrants arriving in the Canary Islands from Africa was 18 times higher last month than in the previous January.The interior ministry said 708 migrants arrived, compared to 40 the year before.The rise...

Morocco border clampdown stops Europe-bound migrants

Mustapha left Guinea two years ago to make the arduous journey to Morocco, hoping to cross the fence separating the kingdom from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta."We're going to cross this barrier," he told AFP, in defiance of increasing...
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Ghana has announced a two-week lockdown in the country's two main regions - Kumasi and Accra metropolises from Monday to curb the spread of...

Bombs explodes in Akure, Nigeria, destroying over 100 houses(with pictures)

Over a hundred houses including churches and residential buildings have been destroyed by a large explosion which split the ever busy Akure/Owo road into...

Libya: Haftar forces capture Syrian mercenary recruited by Turkey

A video shared by Libyan National Army (LNA) allied to Gen. Khalifa Haftar, shows an alleged Syrian mercenary talking about being recruited by Turkey...

Guineans overwhelmingly vote to back new constitution

Guinea has voted to back a contested new constitution, the country’s electoral body said Friday, in a blow to President Alpha Conde’s opponents who...