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Spanish rescue services intercept 320 African migrants in 10 boats off Canary Islands

Associated PressSpanish rescue services said Tuesday that, they intercepted more than 320 migrants of African decent in 10 boats found off the Canary Islands archipelago.The service said the steady stream of boats were located off the island of Gran...

Eight migrants drowned, 12 missing after smugglers pushed them off board

AljazeeraAt least eight migrants have drowned and 12 are missing after human smugglers forced them off a boat near Djibouti, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).Another 14 migrants survived and are receiving medical care, a statement said.The...

Ethiopian migrants held in Saudi Arabia call it ‘hellish’

Associated PressFrom a filthy cell in Saudi Arabia, the Ethiopian migrant spoke on a smuggled phone, fearing to give his name. Some 300 countrymen are detained with him, he said. And no one knows when Ethiopia’s government might bring...

Migrants stranded in Libya face vicious cycle of cruelty

Associated PressAmnesty International said Thursday that thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libyan shores this year have disappeared after being taken out of unofficial detention centers run by militias allied with the U.N.-supported government in...

45 Europe bound migrants perish off Libyan coast

At least 45 African migrants and refugees have perished in the Mediterranean Sea in the largest recorded shipwreck off the Libyan coast this year, U.N. agencies said on Wednesday.The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration...

Italian minister tells Tunisia, no more illegal migrants

Italy has no more room for illegal migrants, its foreign minister Luigi Di Maio said Monday on a visit to Tunisia, from where many of them cross the Mediterranean Sea.After a meeting with the Tunisian President Kais Saied, Italy's...

More migrants now reaching Italy by sea from Tunisia

The number of migrants reaching Italy by sea shot up from the previous 12-month period, but in contrast to recent years, the majority of the arrivals didn’t need rescue and made it to shore by themselves.According to Interior Ministry...

54 migrants dead in shipwreck off Tunisian coat, search ongoing

The death toll in a migrant shipwreck off Tunisia’s coast has climbed to 54 people as more and more bodies are discovered, and the search is continuing.The boat sank last weekend amid a recent spike in efforts to smuggle...

Dozens of migrants killed as boat sink off Tunisia

Tunisia coast guard said that at least 20 African migrants died when a boat they were traveling on carrying more than 50 people sank off Tunisian coast of Sfax according to Reuters news.The bodies were found off the coast...

African, Caribbean migrants continue trek towards US border

Migrants from Africa and the Caribbean, stranded in Honduras after Central American countries closed their borders to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, on Wednesday kept marching north in an attempt to reach the United States.Honduras currently allows...
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German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Associated PressTurkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya...
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FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...

UN urges civilian protection after Ethiopia PM’s 72-hour ultimatum for Tigrayan forces

ReutersThe United Nations urged Ethiopia on Monday to ensure the protection of civilians, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan forces 72...

Police use tear gas on protest over race in South Africa

Associated PressSouth African police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons on hundreds of mainly Black protesters who gathered again Friday outside a...

Bobi Wine freed on bail as protest death toll hits 37

ReutersUgandan pop star and presidential candidate Bobi Wine, whose arrest this week triggered protests that led to at least 37 deaths, was released on...