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Thirteen Med migrants drown

The Italian coastguard recovered the bodies of 13 women who died after a crowded migrant boat capsized in heavy weather as rescue boats approached...

Med migrant death toll tops thousand mark

More than 1 000 migrants died in the Mediterranean Sea this year, the sixth year in a row that “bleak milestone” has been reached,...

Migrants flee after rescue

At least 71 illegal migrants rescued after four days in distress at sea were brought to shore east of Tripoli on Sunday but fled...

Migrants drown off Morocco

Seven Moroccan migrants were found dead off Morocco’s Atlantic coast near Casablanca after their boat capsized, the interior ministry said. Three others were taken...

Migrants rescued off Canary Islands

Dozens of African migrants attempting to reach the Canary Islands in a battered wooden canoe were rescued off the Spanish archipelago, emergency services said....

Libyan coastguard picks up migrants

Libya’s Coast Guard picked up 493 migrants on six inflatable boats in six operations in a week northeast and northwest of Tripoli. The migrants,...

Malta to take 90 migrants

Malta will accept 90 migrants rescued by an Italian coastguard vessel in its search and rescue zone, defusing a stand-off with the new Italian...

Migrants can disembark in Malta

Malta will let five Tunisian migrants stranded on the migrant rescue ship Alan Kurdi disembark after two European Union countries agreed to take them...

Morocco, Spain to co-operate on illegal migration

Morocco and Spain pledged to co-operate more closely to curb illegal migration, an issue fuelling the growth of far right and populist politics in...

More Mediterranean migrants rescued

Almost 200 people were rescued attempting to make the dangerous crossing from North Africa to Spain the coastguard said. The rescues come amid a...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...