MIGRANT CHALLENGES AROUND THE WORLD STILL A CRITICAL ISSUE

11th July 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland Pope Francis has prayed for migrants in a special Mass, saying they are people and not just a social issue. The Mass, celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica on Monday [8 July], marked the sixth anniversary of the pope’s visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa on 8 July 2013. Francis had been…

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AIRSTRIKE ON TRIPOLI MIGRANT DETENTION CENTRE LEAVES AT LEAST 40 DEAD

3rd July 2019 . by incontext_adm

3 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN) – An airstrike has hit a detention centre for mainly African migrants in a suburb of the Libyan capital of Tripoli, killing at least 40 people and wounding 80, a health official said. It is the highest publicly reported toll of an airstrike or shelling since eastern forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar…

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RIVAL FACTIONS BATTLE FOR TRIPOLI

17th April 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Andrew Richards Libya has been plunged into chaos again, with forces loyal to a polarising military commander marching on the capital and trading fire with militias aligned with a weak UN-backed government. The battle for Tripoli could ignite civil war on the scale of the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed long-time dictator Muammar…

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MALTESE FORCES RETAKE TANKER HIJACKED BY MIGRANTS, FIVE ARRESTED

29th March 2019 . by incontext_adm

29 MARCH 2019 (SOURCE: AL JAZEERA)  – A Maltese special operations team boarded a tanker that had been hijacked by migrants rescued at sea and returned control to the captain before escorting it to a Maltese port. Five men suspected of being the leaders of the hijacking were arrested and taken away in a prison van…

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EU GOVERNMENTS COMPLICIT IN MIGRANT TORTURE IN LIBYA, SAYS AMNESTY

12th December 2017 . by incontext_adm

12 DECEMBER 2017 – European governments are knowingly complicit in the torture and abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya, Amnesty International has alleged. In an effort to stem migration, the EU is actively supporting a “system of abuse and exploitation” on Libyan shores, the group said in a report. EU funds are going to authorities…

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EGYPT RETALIATES FOR CHRISTIAN KILLINGS WITH AIRSTRIKES IN LIBYA

26th May 2017 . by incontext_adm

Following attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt, government jets attacked positions in eastern Libya. The bombings were aimed at terrorist outposts, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said, adding that any form of state-sponsored terrorism should be punished. Anyone who attacks Egypt, whether they’re from inside or outside Egypt’s borders, will be targeted, the president added….

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