In East Africa
Jul 20th, 2013
Ola Johnson, IndepthAfrica The Italian Navy claims on Friday that they have recovered over 74 migrants out of the atlantic ocean south of Sicily and brought all of them to Lampedusa. It appears in addition to a large number of other individuals who landed on the Mediterranean island earlier this week...
Mar 30th, 2013
ROME — Two undocumented African migrants died of hypothermia on Saturday after being rescued by Italian coast guards who were taking them to the tiny island of Lampedusa, Italian media reported. The two were on board a boat with around 90 people that issued an SOS signal when it began sinking during ...
Oct 29th, 2012
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...
In East Africa
Aug 16th, 2012
Malta’s navy recovered two bodies and rescued around 160 African migrants from two boats which got into trouble on the Mediterranean Sea, an armed forces spokesman said Thursday. Two more migrants were missing after they fell overboard. The first group of around 60 people was rescued around 70 ...
Feb 25th, 2011
VALLETTA, Malta—After three days of delays, a U.S.-chartered ferry evacuated Americans and other foreigners out of Libya on Friday and brought them to the Mediterranean island of Malta. The Maria Dolores ferry brought over 300 passengers, including at least 167 U.S. citizens, away from the turmoil th...
Dec 30th, 2010
Day after day, Daniel sits on a wooden crate on a busy corner in the oldest piazza in Malta’s capital, Valletta. After leaving his native Ghana and trekking through desert and seven African countries, Daniel arrived in Malta eighteen months later, only to spend another 18 months in mandatory detentio...