Category: Africa


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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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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Morocco reports blocking 89,000 migrants from reaching Europe in 2018

Morocco has stopped nearly 89,000 people from irregularly migrating to Europe in 2018, the interior ministry said on 17 January...
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Nearly 1 million refugees in Ethiopia will now have right to live and work outside of camps

Ethiopia passed a law on 17 January 2018, giving almost 1 million refugees the right to work and live outside of camps. This is...
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