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Despite High Court freeze, migrants fear nothing will stop deportations

The four men sat at the cafe, smoking cigarettes and drinking coke. The sweat visible on their faces. The Eritrean asylum-seekers were on a break from their daily work – two are bricklayers and two are shop attendants. Speaking to The Jerusalem Post on the condition of anonymity in south Tel Aviv o

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-03-21 18:09:00

Africa agrees to giant trade bloc, but Nigeria, South Africa sit it out

Reuters. Trucks drive along the main road from the port city of Mombasa in the outskirtd of Kenya's capital Nairobi By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI (Reuters) - African leaders agreed on Wednesday to form a $3 trillion continental free-trade zone encompassing 1.2 billion people, but its two biggest

INVESTING.COM - 2018-03-21 16:03:17

Port Dispute May Destabilize Horn of Africa, Minister Says

A budding dispute over plans to develop a port in Somaliland risks destabilizing the Horn of Africa region, the semi-autonomous territory's foreign minister said. Saad Ali Shire's comments raise the stakes in a standoff between Somaliland and Somalia, which this month declared the planned harbor ill

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-21 11:18:42

Where Is the Gold From?

A boy and a girl work in a small gold mine in Amansie West district, Ghana. 2016 Juliane Kippenberg for Human Rights Watch This week is the start of Baselworld, one of the world's largest jewelry and watch fairs. Visitors will learn a lot about new watch and jewelry design. But how much will they he

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH - 2018-03-21 10:27:42

The Water Gap: Senior MPs call for more to be done as report reveals nations with lowest access to water

With 60% of the world now living in water stressed areas, WaterAid report reveals nations with lowest access to water. Malika pours water in front of her home in Tillaberi region, Niger. Niger is among the countries with the world's lowest rates of access to water close to home. WaterAid/ Aisha Augi

POLITICSHOME.COM - 2018-03-21 06:10:00

World View: Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board Overwhelmed by Migrants Crossing Border from U.S.

August 2017: Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre greets a busload of Haitian asylum seekers from the United States as it arrives (AFP) Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) has become so overwhelmed by refugees making asylum claims that it is giving up on following regulations requiring refugee hea

BREITBART - 2018-03-20 13:13:02

The kids aren't alright: Why we need to do more to get kids into school

We have big plans. By 2030, we want all children to be in school and receive a full 12 years of quality education. But how do we know if we're on track? Every year, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) publishes new education data to map progress by country, region, and the world. The latest da


Forced deportation? We shall see

Let me make this perfectly clear: Israel is a sovereign state with the undeniable right to defend its borders and control the entry of immigrants. Therefore, Israel had the right to build a fence along its Egyptian border. Completed in December 2012, the fence stopped the massive inflow of Sudanese


Why the state of emergency in Ethiopia could destabilise the Horn of Africa

Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn sent shock waves through the region when he abruptly tendered his resignation. Desalegn said that he had made the decision to facilitate efforts towards political reforms which started with the release of political prisoners. But rather than purs


Deportation Day Looms for African Refugees in Israel

It was a bright, windy, late winter day in the Negev desert, and Thomas Yohannes, an Eritrean asylum seeker, was getting out of Israel's Holot detention camp after a year inside. "I'm feeling OK today," he said with a restrained smile, sitting on one of the benches surrounded by sand and broken gla


Eritrea Rejects Allegation It's Trying to Destabilize Ethiopia

Eritrea's government rejected allegations by neighboring Ethiopia that it's trying to destabilize the country after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned last month. Ethiopia has been struggling to quell sporadic anti-government protests over the past two years that have left hundreds of peop


Habitat Breaks Ground On Two New City Homes

Yonas Teklit (right), helps his wife, Yordanos, and three children break ground on their future home on Roberts Court in Harrisonburg. Teklit and his family left their home country of Eritrea and lived in African refugee camps before coming to the U.S.Kelly Clark / DN-R HARRISONBURG - Mehretu Tekle,


How an Ethiopia-backed port is changing power dynamics in the Horn of Africa

When Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993, Ethiopia became landlocked and therefore dependent on its neighbours - especially Djibouti - for access to international markets. This dependency has hampered Ethiopia's aspiration to emerge as the uncontested regional power in the Horn of


The Latest: 2 dead in Greek car crash involving migrants

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - The Latest on the sinking of a suspected migrant boat off Greece (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Greek police say two people died and seven were injured, most of them seriously, when the driver of a car carrying undocumented migrants lost control while chased by police and the veh


UNHCR Flash Update Libya (9 - 16 March 2018) [EN/AR]

165,478 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs) 341,534 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - 2017) 48,485 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya 5,951 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018 270 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018 982 asylum-seeker


In a Man's Death, a Glimpse of Libya's Horrors

Segen, a 22-year-old Eritrean, stares into the camera before disembarking in Pozzallo, Sicily, from the Pro Activa Open Arms rescue ship on March 13, 2018. He died several hours later. Kepa Fuentes A young Eritrean man died on Tuesday in Sicily of tuberculosis compounded by severe malnutrition. His


Lisa Nandy MP: If families are important to us why are we separating refugee children from theirs?

Ahead of Angus MacNeil's Refugee Family Reunion Bill's second reading today, Labour MP Lisa Nandy calls for MPs to back the Bill and change the rules on reuniting refugees with their family members. Among the many notable things written and said by Desmond Tutu are these observations on the importan


Israel has halted a plan to expel African migrants-for now

Israel's top court has temporarily halted the government's plan to deport some 40,000 migrants from Eritrea and Sudan to a third nation in Africa. The ruling comes barely two weeks ahead of an April deadline that gave migrants the option of leaving voluntarily or facing indefinite imprisonment. The


Israel's Supreme Court issues restraining order on government plan to deport African refugees

JERUSALEM (JTA) -The Supreme Court of Israel has issued a temporary restraining order on a government plan to deport African asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan to a third country in Africa. The court issued its decision on Thursday in response to a petition signed by 120 refugees and asylum seeke


Last Asylum Seekers Released From Holot Detention Center as Mass Deportation Campaign Moves Ahead

The gates of the Holot detention facility in the Negev closed behind the last of its detainees Wednesday, shutting down the compound after it had housed Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers for four years. The closure of the facility is part of the government's expulsion campaign. The Population, Im