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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...

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Presidential pep talk on Armed Forces Day

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President Cyril Ramaphosa had his Commander-in-Chief cap on when he addressed the country’s airmen, military medics, sailors and soldiers in Polokwane last Friday. Sadly, he...