Category: Africa


Ethiopia learns from the Philippines labour migration experience

A high-level delegation from the Ethiopian government has visited the Philippines to learn from the country’s experience in...
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New migrant resource centre in eastern Sudan

A new migrant resource centre (MRC) in the eastern Sudanese city of Gedarif opened on 5 March 2019, the International...
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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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Thousands in Italy march against racism

About 200,000 people turned out in the northern Italian city of Milan to protest against racism on 2 March 2019. Protestors were...
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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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