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Austria a stumbling block to Med migrant patrols resuming

Italy is considering resumption of maritime patrols in the Mediterranean, a senior official said, but diplomats say Austria is sticking to its objections in...

Rights groups blast EU for downgrading Mediterranean migrant mission

International rights advocates criticised the European Union for abdicating humanitarian responsibilities after the bloc agreed to withdraw ships patrolling the Mediterranean for migrants attempting...

EU to scale down maritime migrant missions

The European Union will cease maritime patrols that have rescued thousands of migrants making the perilous Mediterranean Sea crossing from North Africa to Europe,...

EU training for Libyan coastguard

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A further module has been added to the training provided by EU NavFor Med's Operation Sophia for the Libyan coastguard. The training package,...

UK warship heads to Mediterranean to help tackle arms trafficking

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The Royal Navy warship HMS Diamond will sail to the southern Mediterranean to join an operation aimed at countering arms trafficking. The Type...

More than nine thousand boat migrants rescued to date in Op...

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In the seven months it has been operational, the EU's Mediterranean Sea tasking to rescue boat migrants and apprehend traffickers has seen...

EUNavFor Med rescues 140 boat migrants

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With the new year not yet three weeks old EUNavFor Med has already rescued 130 boat migrants. Following a request received on Monday...

Suspected human smugglers arrested by EUNavFor Med

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The Belgian frigate Leopold 1 arrived in the Sicilian port of Augusta earlier this week carrying 258 migrants rescued at sea as...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...