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Border Security

New EU mission has no obligation to bring migrants to Italy

New EU Mediterranean missionEuropean Union border agency Frontex launched a new Mediterranean operation called Themis on Thursday, removing the obligation of the previous mission to bring rescued migrants only to Italy.

ISS: A new dawn for African migrants

Migrants in Libya.It has taken over 25 years, but the African Union (AU) has at last endorsed the idea of free movement of people in Africa. On 29 January, the AU summit adopted the Protocol to the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community Relating to Free Movement of Persons, Right of Residence and Establishment, along with its Implementation Roadmap.

Around 800 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, 30 drown off Yemen

African migrants.Around 800 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean on Saturday as they tried to reach Europe and two bodies were recovered, Italy’s coast guard, which coordinated the rescues, said in a statement.


Currency worth R6.7m intercepted at OR Tambo

OR Tambo International Airport.The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has intercepted currency worth R6.7 million from leaving the country’s borders.


Huge haul of elephant tusks and pangolin scales in Ivory Coast

Ivory and pangolin scales seized in Ivory CoastAround 600 kg of elephant tusks and 600 kg of pangolin scales have been seized in Ivory Coast, ready to be sent to Vietnam and other Asian countries, authorities said.

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