Refugee

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 7th, 2014
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A boat that took off from the Libyan coast around July 27 to July 29 carrying 180 Eritreans has sunk not far off the coast, while still in Libyan territorial waters, Radio Erena reported. 155 of them are presumed dead. The rest 25 were saved through the help of Libyan coast guards. One of the [&helli...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 18th, 2014
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By Arthur Simuchoba This year Zambia took the liberty of observing World Refugee Day (June 20th), a week earlier than normal. There is, however, a sense that, even if unintentional, this was appropriate given that the country was among the earliest in Africa to begin taking in refugees and is current...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 8th, 2014
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Nairobi – The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR on Monday expressed concern over a wave of arrests of Somali refugees during the weekend in Nairobi. More than 1 000 Somalis are being held by Kenyan police in a soccer stadium, reports said. The refugees were arrested in a week-long sweep throu...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 12th, 2014
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Human Rights Watch report says state authorities have either turned a blind eye or colluded with perpetrators An Eritrean man shows the wounds he says traffickers inflicted on him in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula to force him and his relatives to pay ransom for his release. Photograph: Tome Dale for HRW Hu...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 3rd, 2014
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“Hade Libi, Hade Hizbi”… based on reality or are we just dreaming? A few weeks ago African migrants (mostly Eritreans), the youthful at heart with their tots and the youth with their spirit descended on the streets of Tel Aviv in an act of defiance seldom seen in the nation of Israel. They screamed t...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 31st, 2014
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Dr. Edie Freeman Director Jewish Council of Racial Equality (JCORE) 22 January 2014 Dear Dr Edie It is with great sadness that we bring to your attention of the worrying situation of African refugees in Israel. In recent weeks, the Israeli government stepped up the arrest and imprisonment of African ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Dec 22nd, 2013
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Elad Benari A massive brawl broke out on Saturday during a visit by the Eritrean ambassador to Israel to the northern part of the country. The ambassador attended a gathering in a kibbutz near the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) where he gave a speech. As he was speaking, an argument broke out among Eritre...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Dec 3rd, 2013
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Meron Estefanos An Eritrean man known as Major Hagos, was kidnapped from an area called Hayfa Jedida where he was working as a construction worker. The kidnapping is believed to have been orchestrated by Eritrean authorities using a car disguised as a private truck driven by Eritreans. The problem of...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 9th, 2013
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Refugee Community leaders in camps in Ethiopia have reported that Ethiopian Federal police have opened fire at protesting refugees, it is feared that there have been fatalities among the wounded. Home to many thousands of Eritrean refugees, Mai Ayni and Adiharush are United Nations refugee camps situ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 7th, 2013
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BBC News (Geneva) – The latest tragedy in the Mediterranean has, not before time, human rights groups say, put the spotlight on the situations which drive people to make the perilous boat journey to Europe, and the many dangers they face along the way. It is believed most of the dead came from Eritre...