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Greece island residents in Athens to protest migrant situations

Greece’s Migration and Asylum Minister said Thursday that the “anxiety and indignation” of residents of islands at the forefront of a migration crisis are justified, and vowed measures to tackle the increased number of arrivals.Residents and business owners on...

Norway explains resettlement plan for African refugees sheltered in Rwanda

Norwegian Justice and Migration Minister, Joran Kallymr, has explained how his country plans to resettle 600 African refugees from Rwanda, who were removed from Libya, as efforts continue to evacuate them from dire conditions in that country.Kallymr who was...

Norway says will take 600 Libya evacuees from Rwanda camp

Norway this year will take in 600 people evacuated to Rwanda from Libyan detention centers, the Nordic country said on Wednesday as it sought to discourage the smuggling of refugees across the Mediterranean Sea.Rwanda, from where more than 2...

Scores drown as migrant boat sinks off Mauritania

At least 57 people have died after a boat carrying migrants was shipwrecked in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Mauritania, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Wednesday.It was one of the deadliest disasters this year among...

African migrants among 20 killed in attacks on Yemen this week

African migrants were among at least 20 civilians killed this week in two attacks on a market in northern Yemen where migrants are known to congregate as they make their way to wealthy Gulf states in search of a...

Migrants raft fails in Mediterranean, 4 dead, 16 missing

Four migrants have died and up to 16 more are missing after trying to cross into Europe from North Africa on a small raft, Spain’s coastguard said on Wednesday.Rescuers saved 58 people from the raft, which was found drifting...

Rwanda receives more Africans stranded in Libya

The third batch of refugees, who were being held in detention centres in Libya, arrived in Rwanda in the early hours of Monday as part of a resettlement programme. The new arrivals who are mainly Eritrean and Somali nationals, had...

Spanish rescue ship with African migrant allowed into Italy

Italian authorities have agreed to grant the Open Arms ship access to a port to disembark 62 African migrants it has been carrying since Wednesday, the founder of the Spanish rescue mission said on Sunday.Oscar Camps said the vessel...

Spanish rescue ship with 73 African migrants stranded off Italy coast

The leader of a Spanish rescue mission said on Sunday that Italian authorities had refused to grant port access to its Open Arms ship, leaving the vessel stranded in rough conditions in the Mediterranean with more than 70 African...

UN says bodies of at least 6 migrants found on Libyan coast

The U.N. migration agency says the bodies of at least six migrants were found on Libya’s Mediterranean coast.The U.N.’s International Organization for Migration tweeted that the bodies were found near the Libyan port of al-Khums on Friday. The organization...
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Group task Nigeria govt on accountability on Lassa fever, Coronavirus epidemics emergencies response

Emergency & Risk Alert Initiative (ERAI), a non-governmental Humanitarian and development organization has warned all levels of government in...
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Rwandan opposition figures jailed for 7-12 years for ‘conspiracy’

Six Rwandan opposition figures have been jailed for seven to 12 years after being convicted of forming an illegal armed group and conspiring against...

Guinea’s Conde poised for referendum date despite protests

Guinea's President Alpha Conde is set to hold a constitutional referendum next month, government sources said, despite protests led by an opposition alliance fearful...

Opposition radio station in Benin rep. sacks all staff after govt revoke license

A radio station in Benin belonging to an exiled opponent of President Patrice Talon has sacked all its staff after authorities stopped it from...

Estranged wife of Zimbabwe VP gains custody of their 3 children

Zimbabwe vice president Constantino Chiwenga's estranged wife, Marry Mubaiwa, gained custody of the couple's three children on Friday last week, as part of an...