Tag Archives: North Africa

14Aug/17

More NGOs follow MSF in suspending Mediterranean migrant rescues

AT SEA, MEDITERRANEAN (SEA-EYE) – Two more aid groups have suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean, joining Doctors Without Borders, because they said they felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard. Continue reading

29Apr/17

Pope Francis calls for unity as he leads Mass in Cairo stadium

Pope Francis calls for tolerance and blesses Egypt as one of the earliest nations to embrace Christianity, as he leads mass in Cairo’s Air Defense Stadium.
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11Apr/17

Migrants traded in “slave markets” in Libya, U.N. agency says

The United Nations says a growing number of migrants passing through Libya are being traded in “slave markets”.

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18Dec/16

Morocco to provide resident permits to thousands of migrants

Morocco launches the second round of a campaign to regularise undocumented migrants, aiming to provide thousands of foreigners resident permits that will allow them to wok, enrol their children in school and have access to medical care.

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05Dec/16

African business leaders plan deeper ties at Algiers investment forum

African states must look to their own talents and work more closely together if the continent is to progress, Algeria’s prime minister tells business leaders at an Algiers investment forum.

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26Jun/15

At least 27 killed in gun attack on Tunisian tourism hotel – official

At least 27 people have been killed after at least one gunman attacked a Tunisian tourist hotel in the popular resort of Sousse, an interior ministry official said on Friday.

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19May/15

EU approves military operation to tackle migrant crisis

LIBYA (Next Media) – As the EU struggles to cope with the surge in illegal immigrants arriving from conflict-stricken Libya, EU ministers have approved an operation that will establish a military force to combat human smuggling across the Mediterranean Sea.
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18May/15

“We didn’t come here to steal from you” says African migrant in Italy

African migrants living in an Italian asylum centre speak about their experiences and hopes since travelling to Europe.

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09May/15

Eight-year-old boy is discovered in a suitcase by Spanish border control

A 19-year-old woman was arrested after an attempt to smuggle an eight-year-old boy inside a suitcase through the border between Morocco and Spain’s North African enclave Ceuta.

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26Apr/15

U.S. returns smuggled artifacts to Egypt

Egypt receives a collection of 123 ancient Egyptian antiquities that were smuggled to the United States.

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