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52 Migrants From Gambia, Nigeria, Others Dead As IOM Rescues 600 in Sahara Desert

52 Migrants From Gambia, Nigeria, Others Dead As IOM Rescues 600 in Sahara Desert

The United Nations migration agency in Niger has saved more than 600 lives since April 2017 through a new search and rescue operation that targets migrants stranded in Sahara Desert, but 52 did not survive. “We are enhancing our capacity to assist vulnerable migrants stranded in Northern Agadez, towards the Niger-Libya border,” said Giuseppe Loprete, […]

UN ramps up cooperation to help hundreds of thousands of desperate refugees and migrants

UN ramps up cooperation to help hundreds of thousands of desperate refugees and migrants

Two United Nations agencies today pledged to join forces and “go the extra mile” by expanding operations in Libya and enhancing their support to migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and Libyans affected by the ongoing conflict. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, joined William Lacy Swing, the Director General of the International Organization for […]

What Our Borders Can Teach Us About Closing Our Minds or Daring to Dream

What Our Borders Can Teach Us About Closing Our Minds or Daring to Dream

The first time I drove across the Malaba border crossing into Kenya I spent about 15 minutes stuck behind a long queue of stationary trailer trucks, muttering unprintable thoughts under my breath. Other motorists drove past, on the wrong side of the road, while I waited patiently, cursing their lineages for not respecting road rules […]

Nostalgia As Asians Expelled by Idi Amin Return

Nostalgia As Asians Expelled by Idi Amin Return

Gita Kotecha Watts was only six years old when her parents hurriedly prepared her for exile. She looked on as her father and mother panicked to find their way out of Uganda; the desperate, endless phone calls and the pressure that dappled on their faces. The Uganda president Idi Amin Dada had issued a directive […]

German envoy visits Algeria to discuss deportation of illegal immigrants

German envoy visits Algeria to discuss deportation of illegal immigrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s advisor on immigration, Jan Hacker, has visited Algeria to discuss with the Algerian government procedures to deport hundreds of illegal Algerian immigrants who live in Germany, informed Algerian sources said. The Minister of Interior and Local Communities, Noureddine Badawi, met with the German special advisor in Algiers without disclosing the content […]

Thousands of migrants rescued on Mediterranean in a single day

Thousands of migrants rescued on Mediterranean in a single day

Nearly 3,000 migrants were rescued trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, according to the United Nations migration agency, which also reported that more than a dozen rescue operations were under way in the area yesterday. Citing the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Rome, IOM spokesperson Joel Millman told reporters today at the regular […]

Kuwait Slavery Victim Tale Leaves Zimbabwe Senators in Tears

Parliamentarians in the Human Rights thematic committee shed tears of sorrow on Wednesday during the testimony of a young woman who worked in Kuwait as a maid. The committee summoned 28-year-old Lucia Chibayambuya to share her experiences as a victim of human trafficking. Although the senators ended up doubting the qualification of Chibayambuya as a […]

Slave Labour? Death Rate Doubles for Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon

Slave Labour? Death Rate Doubles for Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon

A woman with a pink cloth wrapped around her head climbs out of a window on the fourth floor of a residential building. She peers at the ground far below, clutching onto the window ledge as voices in the background yell at her to come inside. Instead, she jumps, her scream lingering for four seconds […]

Prophet Eubert Angel Deported From Zambia

Prophet Eubert Angel Deported From Zambia

Zambia’s immigration authorities yesterday deported Zimbabwe’s famous miracle money Prophet Eubert Angel. Immigration Department Public Relations Officer Namati H. Nshinka confirmed that Angel also known as Eubert Madzanire had been kicked out of the country as an illegal entrant. A statement issued by the department reads, “The Department of Immigration at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on Thursday, 4th […]

‘South Africa paying the price for backing Mugabe’

‘South Africa paying the price for backing Mugabe’

Zimbawean opposition political parties say South Africa is paying the price for propping up President Robert Mugabe’s government whose controversial policies are responsible for the influx of economic refugees across the Limpopo River. In response to South African Police minister Fikile Mbalula – who has accused Zimbabwean ex-soldiers of committing armed robbery and other violent […]

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