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EU ministers discuss challenges of migration from third countries

Stockholm, Sweden | Xinhua | “The migratory situation in the European Union (EU) is strained,” the member states’ justice and home affairs ministers agreed at their Council meeting here on Thursday. “There is an urgent need to strengthen the external borders, increase returns, and prevent irregular migration,” they said, according to a …

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Regional migration chief in Uganda, discusses safe labour exports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Frank Tumwebaze has met the Regional Director of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mohammed Abdiker in Kampala. The two leaders discussed the harmonization of labour migration policies in the East and Horn of Africa region, …

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IOM relocates 6,496 refugees from Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The United Nations’ International Organization for Migration has resettled more than 6,400 refugees from Uganda in third countries around the globe.        The organization released data showing that the number of resettled refugees grew from 5,011 to 6,496 between 2017 and 2018. The …

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Rampahosa sends emissaries to neigbours to calm xenophobia fears

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent high-ranking emissaries on a mission to reassure African countries after a wave of xenophobic attacks, the presidency said on Sunday. At least 12 people have been killed in the surge of mob violence targeting foreign-owned businesses and …

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One killed, five wounded in new Johannesburg violence

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  At least one person was killed and five others injured in Johannesburg on Sunday, police said, after security forces clashed with looters in the latest outbreak of xenophobic violence. South Africa’s biggest city and other areas were hit by a surge of attacks against …

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