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Mauritanian coast guard intercepts migrant boat

A boat carrying 180 migrants was intercepted by the Mauritanian coast guard the U.N. migration agency said, less than two days after 62 migrants...

Failed Med crossing claims four, 16 missing

Four migrants died and up to 16 are missing after trying to reach Europe from North Africa on a small raft, Spain’s coastguard said. ...

Italy grants migrant rescue ship access

Italian authorities agreed to grant the Open Arms ship port access to disembark 62 African migrants, the founder of the Spanish rescue mission said. ...

Toddlers among migrants pulled from Libyan waters

Seventy-three migrants were rescued by a Spanish charity ship from a packed rubber dinghy drifting off Libyan for nearly 24 hours. It is the...

Malta and Libya co-operating on migrants

Malta’s armed forces are co-operating with Libya’s coastguard to turn back migrant boats heading to Malta’s search and rescue zone, a newspaper reported, citing...

ISS: Maghrebi irregular migration is down but for how long?

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As Tunisians headed to the polls on 13 October to elect their new president, 110 men and women quietly boarded a fishing boat near...

Tripoli migrants seek refuge with the UN

Migrants were released from a detention centre in Tripoli as heavy gunfire rang out across the city, witnesses and the United Nations said. At...

UN study on why people illegally migrate from Africa

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More than 90% of African migrants who embark on the perilous and sometimes fatal journey to Europe in search of a better life would...

War creates new uncertainty for migrants in Libya

After three days at sea trying to reach Europe, Demba Dembele was intercepted by Libya’s EU-backed coastguard and returned to Tripoli where, like other...

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...

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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...