Category: Africa


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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Returnee from Libya warns Nigerians against irregular migration

Nigerian returnee, Jubril Bukar, has cautioned Nigerians against embarking on irregular migration to Libya. “I beg Nigerians...
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Ethiopia considers death penalty for people smugglers, human traffickers

Ethiopian lawmakers have drafted a bill to introduce harsher penalties, including the death penalty, for those who facilitate...
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Rwanda receives second group of African evacuees from Libya

A group of 123 African refugees and asylum seekers were evacuated from Libyan detention centres and arrived in Kigali...
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Hundreds of migrants intercepted off Libyan coast and returned to detention centres

Almost 500 migrants attempting to reach Europe on inflatable rubber boats have been intercepted by Libya’s coastguard during...
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