Category: Africa


Nigerian government concerned with large number of potential irregular migrants

Nigeria’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has expressed her...
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Eight migrants die at sea in 24-hour period while attempting to reach Spain

The bodies of eight migrants were found in a 24-hour period in December off the coast of Spain. They are among more than 1,200...
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Almost 16,000 Nigerians returned from sixteen countries since April 2017

A total of 15,731 Nigerians have been returned from sixteen countries since April 2017, according to the National Emergency...
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Libya: migrants detained for profit

Libya’s government is profiting from migrant detention centres, according to a leaked report from the EU. The report admitted...
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Eritreans still fleeing to Ethiopia despite closed border

When the border between Eritrea and Ethiopia opened on 11 September 2018, there was a huge influx of Eritreans entering Ethiopia....
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Italy renews deal which returns intercepted irregular migrants to Libya

Italy’s recently elected government has agreed to an automatic renewal of a 2017 deal under which intercepted migrants picked...
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Ethiopia: Equal opportunities for refugees and host communities

In Ethiopia, vocational training projects available to refugees and Ethiopian nationals alike help to improve employment...
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More African migrants die on land than in the Mediterranean, says UNHCR

At least twice as many migrants die attempting to reach the Mediterranean as those who die attempting to cross the sea, according...
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Thousands of girls from Delta State are trapped in Mali as victims of trafficking and exploitation

At least 10,000 women and girls from Delta State, Nigeria, are trapped in Mali and other African countries where they are being...
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