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13,000 migrants repatriated from Libya: AU chief

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | More than 13,000 migrants have been repatriated from Libya since the beginning of December, the African Union’s chief said Monday, nearly two months after reports emerged showing refugees being sold as slaves. That number is short of the AU’s goal to fly 20,000 out of …

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Israeli Holocaust survivors ask Netanyahu not to expel Africans

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |  Israeli Holocaust survivors are pleading with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel his plan to forcefully expel tens of thousands of African migrants, citing their own experiences as outcasts. “We, who know precisely what it’s like to be refugees, to be homeless and bereft of …

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France, Britain to announce new migrant treaty: Macron

Paris, France | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May will announce a new treaty on how to handle migrants hoping to head to Britain, the French presidency said Wednesday. The treaty, set to be announced at a summit in London on Thursday, will “complete …

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Seven migrants die trying to reach Lanzarote: police

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Seven African migrants, some of whom “could be minors,” were found dead Monday as they tried to reach Lanzarote in Spain’s Canary Islands, authorities said. Authorities found an inflatable boat off a beach at the popular resort of Costa Teguise with five bodies inside, a …

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Rwanda, Uganda deny Israel deal on migrants

Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Rwanda and Uganda have rejected claims of signing a controversial deal to take in African migrants from Israel. Recently, Israel approved a plan to force asylum seekers to choose between indefinite detention in an Israeli prison, or deportation to a third country in Africa. The migrants …

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To live or die in Israel

African migrants in face a tough choice as mass deportation looms Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | In the next three months, Israel intends to force thousands of African asylum seekers out of the country. Their choice: An airline ticket and temporary financial assistance, or prison. Tania Krämer reports from Tel Aviv. …

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Morocco repatriates its last migrants from Libya

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Morocco on Saturday said it has started the third and final operation to repatriate its nationals stranded in Libya, a stepping stone to illegal migration to Europe. The ministry of expatriates and migration said the operation was launched on Friday and aimed at bringing home …

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Spain transfers migrants from jail after suicide

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Spanish authorities said Wednesday they had transferred migrants being controversially accommodated at a jail just two weeks after an Algerian man was found hanging in his cell in an apparent suicide contested by his brother. The lawyer for the victim’s family said some of the migrants …

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