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Libya’s coastguard detains more than 400 immigrants en route to Europe

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Libya's coastguard has detained more than 400 immigrants, mostly from the Horn of Africa, in its waters in the past two days...

Italy rescues 4,000 migrants in 48 hours in escalating crisis

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Italy has rescued 4,000 migrants from boats trying to reach European shores in the past 48 hours in a deepening immigration crisis,...

Poaching on the decrease

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The increase in poaching witnessed by the Kruger National Park has declined in the last year, according to the South African National...

Asylum seekers in Europe reach two-decade high

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Nearly half a million people sought asylum in Europe last year, the most in two decades, with the largest number coming from...

Italian ships rescue more than 2,000 migrants in 48 hours

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Italian naval and coastguard vessels rescued more than 2,000 migrants travelling in boats from North Africa over the past 48 hours, authorities...

Spain beefs up African enclave security after hundreds storm border

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Spain has more than doubled the strength of security forces at its North African enclave of Melilla, after about 500 people stormed...

Seven migrants drown off Greek island after boat capsizes

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Seven migrants drowned early on Tuesday and two were missing after their boat capsized off the eastern Greek island of Lesbos, the...

At least 42 African migrants drown off Yemeni coast

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At least 42 illegal African migrants drowned in the Arabian Sea off the southern coast of Yemen late on Sunday, the defense...

More than 200 migrants scale border fence, enter Spanish enclave

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More than 200 migrants scaled the triple fence surrounding Spain's North African enclave of Melilla on Friday in another mass crossing of...

Tunisian navy rescues nearly 100 migrants off Jerba

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Tunisian naval forces rescued nearly 100 African migrants off the coast on Wednesday after their vessel got into trouble on route from...

Bodies found in Spain’s North Africa waters likely brings migrant drownings...

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Spain's Civil Guard said on Saturday it had found the bodies of two African migrants in the sea off the country's Ceuta...

Spain says police fired rubber bullets at migrants trying to swim...

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Spain said on Thursday border police had fired rubber bullets in an attempt to turn back around 200 migrants who tried to...

No easy way out for African migrants in Israeli desert detention

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A compound of one-storey buildings deep in the southern Israeli desert is now home to some 400 African migrants who face the...

Nine migrants drown swimming to Spain’s Moroccan enclave

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Nine people drowned on Thursday as they, and some 200 other African migrants, tried to swim to the Spanish enclave of Ceuta...

Italy rescues more than 1,100 migrants in rafts south of Sicily

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The Italian navy has rescued more than 1,100 migrants from nine large rafts in the waters south of Sicily, the latest arrivals...

Israel grants asylum to two Eritreans amid migrant protests

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Israel has granted political asylum to two Eritreans, its Interior Ministry said on Sunday, amid protests by thousands of other African migrants...

Libya’s coastguard picks up almost 300 African migrants

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Libya stopped three boats off its coast packed with almost 300 African migrants apparently trying to reach Europe, the state news agency...

Libya deports hundreds of African immigrants

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Libya has deported more than 500 African immigrants, state news agency Lana said, sending them to Niger as it tries to tackle...

Undeterred by perils, migrants flee hardship in Eritrea

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Ten years ago, Eritrean migrant Habtu hunkered down on the vomit-stained deck of a creaking trawler on the Mediterranean Sea, making the...

Survivors of migrant shipwreck walk away from Rome center

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More than half of the survivors of a shipwreck near the Italian island of Lampedusa last month which killed more than 360...

Al Qaeda members may be among migrants

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Al Qaeda members may be among thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean by boat from Africa to Europe, posing a potential security...

Niger arrests 30 in hunt for Sahara migrant traffickers

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Niger has arrested around 30 people, including defense and security personnel, as part of a crackdown on human traffickers after the bodies...

Italy and Malta say EU must press Libya to stop boat...

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Italy on Monday called on the European Union to press Libya to stem the gangs smuggling migrants from Africa on overcrowded boats...

Italy arrests Somali gang leader for kidnap, rape of migrants

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Italy has arrested a Somali for kidnapping, extortion and rape against desperate Eritrean migrants in a case that shines a light into...

Arab Spring fallout fuels Mediterranean smuggling rise

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The chaotic fallout of the "Arab Spring" is fuelling a surge in the smuggling of drugs, weapons and people across the Mediterranean,...

ISS: Lampedusa and the plight of African boat migrants

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The African Union (AU) Summit on 21 October declared 3 November a day of mourning across the continent. The day was to...

Niger arrests 150 migrants in crackdown after Sahara deaths

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Niger arrested about 150 people trying to cross its border into Algeria on Friday in a crackdown on networks ferrying migrants across...

Niger says 92 migrants found dead in Sahara after failed crossing

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Rescuers have found the bodies of 92 migrants, most of them women and children, strewn across the Sahara desert in northern Niger...

Libya rescues 84 emigrants off Tripoli coast

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Libya's navy has rescued 84 African emigrants from a boat that was foundering off its coast, state news agency Lana said, after...

About 10 migrants die, 50 missing in failed Sahara crossing

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Around 10 migrants from Niger have died of thirst and 50 are missing after one of the vehicles they were travelling in...

Hundreds of migrants rescued in sea off Italy

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Italian navy and coast guard vessels rescued more than 700 migrants in waters between Sicily and North Africa overnight as an immigration...

U.S. Navy ship rescues migrants near Malta

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A U.S. Navy ship rescued 128 men from a raft after it was spotted in the Mediterranean Sea by a Maltese patrol...

Divers resume search after Sicily migrant boat disaster

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Italian divers searched on Friday for bodies trapped in the wreck of a boat packed with African migrants which sank off Sicily,...

Around 20 more bodies found after Sicily migrant boat disaster

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Italian rescue divers have found some 20 bodies underwater near a boat carrying African migrants that caught fire and sank off the...

Libya says stops hundreds of Italy-bound migrants

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Libya's government said it intercepted hundreds of Africans bound for Italy on a fishing boat, though the migrants said they were tricked...

Libya says stops hundreds of Italy-bound migrants

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Libya's government said it intercepted hundreds of Africans bound for Italy on a fishing boat, though the migrants said they were tricked...

African migrants evacuated from Libya to Chad

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More than 1,200 African migrants who have been stuck in the southern Libyan desert town of Sabha for weeks in dire conditions...

Australia says to halt offshore immigration centre plans

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Australia will be forced to suspend plans for off-shore processing of asylum seekers after a court ruled a refugee swap deal with...

Australia takes more Chinese migrants than British for first time

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Australia welcomed more migrants from China than any other country in the year to June, passing the UK for the first time...

South Africa sets stage for deportation of Zimbabweans

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South Africa ended yesterday a special programme to provide visas for more than one million undocumented immigrants who fled political and economic...

Thousands of migrants still stranded in Libya: IOM

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Some 625 000 migrants have fled Libya since February, but many thousands remain stranded in isolated desert areas in the south, said...

Libyan crisis hammering Niger economy – president

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The conflict in Libya has cost Niger billions in lost revenues from taxes on trade and stemmed the flow of remittances from...

Migrants in Libya living in fear: report

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Libya is failing to protect the rights of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa and its decision to expel the United Nations refugee agency...

Cooperation with Libya on migrants at risk: Italy

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Italy said yesterday Libya may renege on a deal to control the flow of illegal immigrants because of a visa spat with...

Libya receives first of six patrol boats

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Italy has given Libya three patrol boats as part of a deal aimed at combating the flow of illegal migrants making the...