Refugees/Migrants

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 15th, 2013
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By Tewelde Stephanos The numbers are staggering. Eritrea, a country of 4 to 5 million, has produced over 250,000 refugees in about 10 years. 35,000 live in a state of limbo in Israel. And these are the lucky ones. Over 4000 have perished in Egypt’s Sinai, some after ransom was already collected by tr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 26th, 2012
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Exiled Somali journalists living in Nairobi were struck with disbelief this week when daily newspapers published a statement by the Department of Refugee Affairs ordering all Somali refugees to move to refugee camps. “The refugees, particularly those living in urban centers, are contributing to insec...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 3rd, 2012
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Measures taken by Israel to stem a flow of illegal African migrants coming across its desert border with Egypt have had a dramatic effect in recent months, reducing the influx of newcomers to a trickle, according to recent government figures and Israeli groups aiding the Africans. The turnaround — af...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Nov 20th, 2012
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The number of Somalia refugees sheltered at Ethiopia’s Dollo Ado refugee camp has hit a record high of 170,000 making it the world’s second largest refugee complex, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). The number of new arrivals to Dollo Ado have seen a decline, however, the newest camp locate...
By IndepthAfrica
In Comoros
Nov 14th, 2012
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How Bedouins are kidnapping and ransoming African refugees in Egypt’s lawless hinterland Migrants from Eritrea rest outside a building used to house people waiting to be smuggled into Israel. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters) CAIRO — Memories of torture still haunt 17 year-old Ksamet five weeks afte...
By IndepthAfrica
In Refugees/Migrants
Oct 29th, 2012
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Spanish rescue services have saved 66 clandestine immigrants who were trying to reach Europe from Morocco on rickety boats, officials announced Monday. Attempts to reach Europe by African migrants have increased in recent days and at least 16 drowned last week. “Since Sunday, 11 vessels have be...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Oct 29th, 2012
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Israel has turned away dozens of African asylum-seekers, mostly Eritreans trying enter the country from Egypt, human rights groups have said. Human Rights Watch (HRW) and two Israeli NGOs said that “since June, Israeli forces patrolling Israel’s newly constructed border fence with Egypt&#...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Oct 8th, 2012
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Gershom Gorenberg, prospect.org Levinsky Park is where you meet a friend if you’re an African refugee living in South Tel Aviv. One recent afternoon, I found around 50 Sudanese and Eritreans sitting on the small stretch of lawn in groups of two or four or five. Nearly all were men in their twen...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 6th, 2012
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By MELANIE LIDMAN Jewish Agency cancels all non-emergency programs and summer camp; “No one wants to be here,” says demonstrator organizer. Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants demonstrated at the absorption center in Mevaseret Zion on Sunday against a raise in their rent and general frustration wi...
By IndepthAfrica
In Refugees/Migrants
Mar 9th, 2012
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Jolted by a public outcry since the start of the year, Nigeria’s government has announced a series of measures to address oil industry corruption in the world’s eighth biggest producer. It is an issue that may come to define Goodluck Jonathan’s presidency. An important supplier to t...