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Jerusalem (AFP) Israel announced Monday it had reached a deal with the UN refugee agency to cancel a controversial plan to deport African migrants and replace it with a new one that will see thousands sent to Western countries. A minimum of 16,250 migrants will be resettled in unspecified Western nations under the agreement announced in a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office. Netanyahu was to speak about the plan in an address later in the afternoon. Netanyahu in January announced the implementation of a programme to remove migrantsRead More
Goma (DR Congo) (AFP) A small but remarkable new migration is taking place in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, as well-heeled Congolese up sticks to live in Rwandan towns lying just across the border. Gisenyi and Kamembe, on the northern and southern tips of Lake Kivu respectively, are seen as more stable, more secure and with a better standard of living than their sprawling, troubled Congolese neighbours, the cities of Goma and Bukavu. “In 2013 I received threats in Goma. I was evacuated to Gisenyi. I went back to GomaRead More
The Spanish group whose migrant rescue boat has been impounded by the Italian authorities hit out Thursday at what it called a deliberate campaign to ensure there were no independent witnesses to how refugees are treated while trying to flee from Libya to Italy.Read More
A Spanish police union has filed a complaint against politicians they say falsely accused them of involvement in the death of a Senegalese street vendor that sparked violent clashes in Madrid last week.Read More
Madrid (AFP) A Spanish police union has filed a complaint against politicians they say falsely accused them of involvement in the death of a Senegalese street vendor that sparked violent clashes in Madrid last week. The controversy has taken centre stage in the Spanish capital, with the ruling conservatives accusing the left-wing politicians, one of them a Madrid councillor, of stirring up discord while street vendors insist Mame Mbaye Ndiaye died after a police chase. Mbaye, in his mid-thirties, collapsed in the central district of Lavapies on Thursday and emergencyRead More

Posted On March 19, 2018By In None

Italy seizes migrant rescue ship: NGO

Italian authorities impounded a migrant rescue boat operated by a Spanish non-governmental organisation on suspicion it was aiding illegal immigration, the NGO said Monday.Read More
More than a thousand protesters took to the streets in central Madrid on Friday as tensions remained high a day after violent clashes over the controversial death of a Senegalese street vendor.Read More
Madrid's deputy mayor called for calm on Friday following violent clashes between police and protesters demonstrating in anger over the controversial death of a Senegalese street vendor.Read More
Ministers from 13 African and European countries held talks along with the EU on Friday on cracking down on migrant traffickers, with France calling for firmer action on smuggling networks in African countries.Read More
Spanish authorities arrested six people during a violent protest in Madrid over the death of a Senegalese street vendor, police said Friday, adding 10 officers were injured.Read More