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Migrants drown off Lesbos

Two children, four women and a man drowned when a boat overturned off the Greek island of Lesbos, the coast guard said, the deadliest...

Emergency Italian decree targets migrant rescue ships

Italy passed an emergency decree limiting entry of ships into its territorial waters, a move aimed at curbing the activity of migrant rescue boats...

Migrants stranded off Tunisia

A rescue boat carrying around 75 migrants, most from Bangladesh, has been stuck off Tunisia for 12 days after authorities refused to let them...

Rwanda re-opens Uganda border

Rwanda will re-open its busiest border post with Uganda to cargo trucks for 12 days, more than three months after it was closed amid...

ISS: Pressure grows on Africa to take back its migrants

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Migrant numbers to Europe have dropped dramatically since 2015 when the highest number of people recorded – over a million – arrived from outside...

SA observes World Oceans Day

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South Africa joined the global community in celebrating the annual World Oceans Day on Saturday 8 June - which raised awareness of the role...

Migrants rescued by Maltese armed forces

Malta’s armed forces rescued nearly 400 migrants in four separate sea operations and brought them ashore on the small Mediterranean island, the military said. A...

ISS: Can Cape Verde keep drug traffickers out?

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In early 2019, Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) police found 9.5 tons of cocaine on a Panama-flagged vessel – the biggest such drug seizure made...

EU aid sought for illegal migration in Morocco

Spain wants the European Union to increase financial aid allocated to Morocco to help counter illegal migration flows, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said. “Morocco is...

Migrants die in boat accident

At least two migrants died and around 25 others were missing after an inflatable boat capsized off western Libya, a spokesman for the coastguard...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...