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Border Security

Libya coastguard intercepts 550 migrants

Libyan coastguard intercepts migrantsThe Libyan coastguard intercepted about 550 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa on Tuesday after they set out to cross the Mediterranean in four rubber boats, Tripoli coastguard spokesman Ayoub Qassem said.

European Union agrees to aid Libyan navy to stop traffickers

A Libyan coast guard boat.The European Union will help rebuild Libya's shattered navy and coastguard to tackle migrant smugglers after a plea for aid from the new U.N.-backed unity government in Tripoli, EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday.

Drop in deaths in Mediterranean is hopeful sign, migration body says

Migrants.Fewer migrants are dying as they try to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, which may reflect better management of refugee flows and swifter rescue operations, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.

South Africa government mulls judgment allowing domestic rhino horn trade

A rhino.South Africa's department of environmental affairs said on Tuesday it would study and respond later to a court ruling last week which dismissed its bid to uphold a seven-year ban on the domestic trade in rhino horn.

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