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Desert as deadly as sea for surge of Europe-bound migrants

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At least as many migrants may be dying of hunger and thirst in the Sahara as are drowning in the Mediterranean during...

Italy reports 3,600 migrant rescues in two days

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Almost 3,600 migrants have been rescued from overcrowded boats sailing from Africa to Europe over the past 48 hours, Italy said on...

Around 6,800 migrants rescued, baby girl born on Italian navy ship

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Around 6,800 migrants were rescued from overcrowded boats crossing to Europe over the weekend, including a mother who gave birth to a...

ISS: South Africa joins the EU in the dogbox for abusing...

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The European Union (EU) has been widely condemned for its neglect of the growing number of people trying to cross the Mediterranean...

Italy says 200,000 migrants may arrive by sea this year

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As many as 5,000 migrants a week could arrive in Italy by sea from North African ports in the next five months...

Shocked by drowned migrants, Europe restores rescue mission

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Four days after up to 900 desperate people drowned trying to reach Europe from Libya, EU leaders agreed on Thursday to triple...

EU frets naval mission off Libya could draw more migrants to...

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The EU is considering sending warships to the Libyan coast to combat oil and arms smugglers but fears that could encourage more...

Hundreds drown off Libya, EU leaders forced to reconsider migrant crisis

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As many as 700 migrants were feared dead on Sunday after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to...

Italy’s migrant crisis intensifies with murder arrests, drownings

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Italian police arrested 15 African men suspected of throwing about a dozen Christians from a migrant boat in the Mediterranean on Thursday,...

Mediterranean migrant smugglers ‘violent and audacious’

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Many migrants who survive the perilous sea crossing to Europe from North Africa are physically and sexually abused by the smugglers who...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...