Category: Africa


Libya detention riot leaves dozens of migrants injured

About 50 migrants have been injured when guards came in to stop a protest by migrants and asylum seekers at a detention centre in...
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Sudanese security forces capture smuggling gang in North Darfur

Sudanese security forces said they have captured a gang of smugglers while they were attempting to take migrants across the...
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France to send more boats to Libya’s coastguard

France will deliver six boats to Libya to support the country’s efforts to curb irregular migration, the French defence...
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Eritrean refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said it has evacuated 159 Eritrean asylum-seekers from...
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Nigerian returnee from Libya cautions others against taking the irregular route to Europe

Since the launch of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) voluntary return programme, more than 8, 000 Nigerian...
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Thousands of Gambian migrants return home to start new lives

Since the launch of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in 2017, 3, 668 Gambian migrants have...
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Over 300 stranded Ethiopian migrants airlifted from Yemen

At least 322 Ethiopian migrants stranded in Yemen flew home on 29 and 30 January 2019, according to the Ethiopian Ministry of...
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Training scheme gives hope to aspiring young Gambian entrepreneurs

The Government of The Gambia has launched the National Enterprise Development Initiative (NEDI)  to help equip young...
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The Gambia and Spain pledge to tackle irregular migration

The Governments of The Gambia and Spain have pledged to work together to address irregular migration and tackle the social and...
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