African migrants - updates

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Migrants storm Morocco-Spain border fence, 7 police injured

Aug 22, 2018 - 10:15 PM

In the second assault on the Spanish border in a month, 7 police officers were lightly injured when migrants threw quicklime and battery acid as they tried to scale the fence. Some 115 migrants managed to enter Ceuta.

GETTING INTO CEUTA. A man reacts after forcing his way into the Spanish territory of Ceuta on August 22, 2018. Photo by Joaquin Sanchez/AFP

Hundreds of African migrants 'abandoned' in desert

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:29 AM

Rights groups accuse the Algerian authorities of arbitrarily arresting and deporting migrants from sub-Saharan Africa and sometimes dumping them in the desert

BLOCKED.African migrants from Niger prepare to board buses as they are repatriated to their country by Algerian authorities at a transit center for migrants in Tamanrasset in southern Algeria. Photo by Ryad Kramdi/AFP

The week in photos: June 23-29, 2018

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:30 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People take part in the annual 2018 New York City Pride Parade on June 24, 2018 as they make their way down 7th Avenue in New York. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

EU tensions flare over migrants as Macron blasts Italy

Jun 13, 2018 - 1:24 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron accuses Italy's leaders of "cynicism and irresponsibility" and said they had broken international maritime law by refusing the boat the right to dock.

MACRON. French President Emmanuel Macron blasts Italy on Tuesday, June 12, for 'irresponsibility' after it turned away a rescue boat carrying African migrants. File photo by AFP

Israel begins telling African migrants to leave

Feb 05, 2018 - 12:15 AM

Thousands of migrants are given until the end of March to leave Israel, or face jail and eventual deportation

African migrants demonstrate against the Israeli government's policy to forcibly deport African refugees and asylum seekers from Israel to Uganda and Rwanda, outside the Rwanda embassy on January 22, 2018 in the Israeli city of Herzliya.  Israel on January 3 began implementing a plan to force tens of thousands of African migrants out of the country by April, threatening to arrest those who stay. Under the programme, some 38,000 migrants who entered Israel illegally, mainly Eritreans and Sudanese, will have until the end of March to leave. Israel tacitly recognises that the Sudanese and Eritreans cannot be returned to their dangerous homelands, so it has signed deals with Rwanda and Uganda, which agree to accept departing migrants on condition they consent to the arrangement, activists say. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ

Europe-Africa summit aims for evacuation of 3,800 migrants risking abuse

Dec 02, 2017 - 9:33 AM

A top African Union official says there could be as many as 700,000 Africans stranded in Libya, where many have suffered atrocities and even been sold into slavery

A migrant holds his head as he stands in a packed room at the Tariq Al-Matar detention centre on the outskirts of the Libyan capital Tripoli on November 27, 2017. Photo by Taha Jawashi/AFP

Europe asylum laws face scrutiny in migrant crisis

Sep 05, 2015 - 1:09 AM

About 350 000 migrants were detected at the EU s borders between January and August this year

Italy finds 700 migrants on 'drifting' ship

Dec 31, 2014 - 9:51 AM

A frigate Greek navy helicopter and two patrol vessels are dispatched to rescue the Moldovan flagged ship after it issued a distress signal in Greek waters

42 African migrants drown off Yemen coast

Mar 10, 2014 - 8:01 AM

While 42 migrants drowned when their boat overturned 30 others were rescued

MIGRANTS. Off the coast Yemen, 42 illegeal African migrants drowned when their boat overturned.