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Security crackdown ends Sabratha’s reign as people smuggling hub

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Departures of migrant-laden boats to Italy from Sabratha, formerly Libya's biggest people-smuggling hub, slowed to a trickle thanks to a security crackdown...

High need to move people to safety in DRC

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Africa is projected to have the highest demand for moving people to safety next year and the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

Displaced people disaster looming in DR Congo

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More than half a million people fled ethnic violence in south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since last year, the Norwegian Refugee Council...

South African unemployment rate steady at 27,7%

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South Africa's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 27.7% of the labour force in the third quarter from the second quarter, data from...

Migrant bodies found in truck in Libya

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Seven African migrants died, apparently from suffocation, after being locked for days in a refrigerated truck abandoned by people smugglers on the...

Conflict forces more people to flee homes in DR Congo than...

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Conflict forced at least 1.5 million people to flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year - more than...

Italy investigating migrant aid workers for people smuggling

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An Italian prosecutor is investigating some members of humanitarian organisations rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean Sea on suspicion they may co-operate with...

Thousands flee DR Congo conflict

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Thousands of people fled fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo over the past month and sought refuge in neighbouring Angola, a provincial...

Libya-based smugglers allegedly kill man for baseball bat

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Rescuers picked up 560 migrants from unsafe boats off the Libyan coast, Italy's Coast Guard said, including the body of a young...

Italian prosecutor maintains rescue boats in contact with people smugglers

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An Italian prosecutor has evidence of phone calls between Libyan people smugglers and aid groups operating rescue boat, he told newspaper La...

Aid groups deny rescue ships are abetting migrant smugglers

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Aid groups operating rescue ships in the Mediterranean rejected suspicions raised by an Italian prosecutor that by saving tens of thousands of...

Italy will help Libya fight people smuggling

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Italy will provide financing and training to the UN-backed Libyan government to help it fight people smuggling, the two countries' bilateral agreement...

Italian police smash suspected people smuggling ring

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Italian police on Monday arrested 25 Eritreans, 12 Ethiopians and an Italian who they said belonged to an organisation that had smuggled...

Feature: Interpol on people smuggling

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People smuggling implies the procurement, for financial or material gain, of the illegal entry into a state of which that person is...

More than 63 million people displaced – UNHCR

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A record 65.3 million people were uprooted worldwide last year, many of them fleeing wars only to face walls, tougher laws and...

“Benji” Ntuli elected PCOD chair

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The National Assembly's Portfolio Committee on Defence (PCOD) has a new chairman: Somangamane Benjamin Ntuli. He replaces Fezile Bhengu who has been...

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