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SOUTH AFRICANS AND OTHERS TAKE STOCK AMID VIOLENCE

6th Sep 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

6 SEPTEMBER 2019 (SOURCE: VOA) – South Africa has begun assessing the toll of the week’s anti-immigrant violence, which, according to authorities, has claimed 10 lives, injured scores more, incited fear, hobbled business activity, and strained relations with other African countries. In a televised address Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa denounced the attacks that began Sunday,…

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Migrants
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MIGRANT CHALLENGES AROUND THE WORLD STILL A CRITICAL ISSUE

11th Jul 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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WORRIES MOUNT OVER HUMAN COST OF US SANCTIONS ON VENEZUELA

8th Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

8 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: FINANCIAL TIMES) – As the refugee exodus from once-wealthy Venezuela accelerates, concerns are mounting over the extent to which US economic sanctions are exacerbating the suffering of a population already beset by shortages of food, medicine and fuel. Punitive US measures have included cutting off Venezuela’s access to most of the US financial system, freezing the assets of…

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AIRSTRIKE ON TRIPOLI MIGRANT DETENTION CENTRE LEAVES AT LEAST 40 DEAD

3rd Jul 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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Migrant hijackers
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MALTESE FORCES RETAKE TANKER HIJACKED BY MIGRANTS, FIVE ARRESTED

29th Mar 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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Image: Migrant Caravan Pushes North Into Guatemala
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MIGRANTS, POLICE MASS IN TOWN ON GUATEMALA-MEXICO BORDER

19th Oct 2018 . by incontext_adm

19 OCTOBER 2018 (SOURCE: AP) – Members of a 3,000-strong migrant caravan have massed in this Guatemalan border town across the muddy Suchiate River from Mexico, as US President Donald Trump threatens retaliation if they continue toward the United States. The first members of the group began arriving in Tecun Uman on buses and trucks early Thursday,…

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ISSUE 198 | 5 JULY 2018

5th Jul 2018 . by incontext_adm

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Rescue operations in the Mediterranean
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EU GOVERNMENTS COMPLICIT IN MIGRANT TORTURE IN LIBYA, SAYS AMNESTY

12th Dec 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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EU SEEKS LIBYA PLAN TO TACKLE MIGRATION

3rd Feb 2017 . by incontext_adm

3 FEBRUARY 2017 – European Union leaders are to meet in Malta to discuss how to stem the influx of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East. The summit comes after Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni said he had reached a deal with Libya on how to stop migrants from setting sail for Europe. He…

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