Refugees in Libya Face Despair From All Sides

Thousands of migrants embark on the risky sea journey from Libya to Italy’s Lampedusa Island. The Libyan coast guard is poorly equipped, so are Libyan detention centers where for many the journey ends. Barely a day passes without boats that are hardly seaworthy making their way from the coast of Libya towards Europe. On board…

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To Deal with the Refugee Crisis you Need to Understand the Cause

The ongoing crisis in the Mediterranean, which has seen more than 30 times as many people die as in the same period last year, has evoked unprecedented media attention. What should be about a humanitarian tragedy has become hijacked by opportunist politicians, who in many cases have fundamentally and wilfully misrepresented the underlying causes of…

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We Are All Migrants: A Solidarity Statement by Priority Africa Network.

A solidarity statement by Priority Africa Network.

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SA Xenophobic Attacks: A View From The Below

The attacks on African migrants in South Africa are connected to oppression of poor black people in general. To prevent the poor from organizing and standing up to their real enemies, the state is tacitly encouraging violence against foreigners. There is a war in our city. Our African brothers and sisters are being openly attacked…

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Hundreds Feared Dead as Boat Capsizes off Libya Coast

As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight in what officials said may be the Mediterranean’s worst disaster as thousands flee poverty and war to Europe. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said that around 50 people had been rescued…

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Uneasy Calm in Johannesburg After Anti-immigrant Riots

An uneasy calm prevails in South Africa’s financial hub, Johannesburg, on the third day since violence against foreigners erupted in the city. People were on alert on Sunday for further incidents after the city saw an outbreak of anti-immigrant attacks in certain neighbourhoods. At least six people have been killed and more than 1,000 people…

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