Almost 160 stranded Nigerians return from Niger 

A further 158 Nigerian migrants stranded in Niger Republic have returned home. The migrants, who arrived at the International...
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Niger deports 42 Europe-bound Nigerians

About 42 Nigerians en route to Europe have been deported from the Republic of Niger. The deportees, who evaded immigration...
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“The road is really blocked”: Travel restrictions cause major challenges for irregular migrants 

Despite the coronavirus pandemic and the related restrictions on movement, many Africans are continuing to attempt to migrate...
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Migrants protest extended quarantine in Niger  

Hundreds of sub-Saharan African migrants stranded in Niger have taken to the streets to protest their extended quarantine in a...
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Coronavirus leaves thousands of migrants stranded in Niger

More than 2,300 migrants, mostly Nigerians, Malians, Guineans and Cameroonians, are stranded in six transit camps managed by the...
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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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Rwanda to host hundreds of migrants trapped in Libya

Hundreds of refugees and migrants stuck in detention centres in Libya may be evacuated to Rwanda due to ongoing attacks and...
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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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Migrants in Niger: new routes, shorter, more dangerous

To fight against irregular migration, the Nigerien authorities adopted a law in 2016 that strongly penalises smugglers and all...
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