Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Tag "Migrants"

    From irregular migrants to refugees: The circle continues

From irregular migrants to refugees: The circle continues

BY TOLA EMMANUELFrom the United States of America to Europe, the world is battling an exponential rise in undocumented and irregular migration which poses several challenges on the countries of origin, transit and destination, as well as migrants themselves.Right now, the US is up to stem the number of illegal entries from Mexico. In 2017, the US border patrol reportedly [...]

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    Two Nigerians shot in attack on African migrants in Italy

Two Nigerians shot in attack on African migrants in Italy

Two Nigerians, a man and a woman were among the six African victims of the lone gunman, who went on shooting spree in the central Italian city of Macerata on Saturday.Italian newspaper Le Stampa, identified the two Nigerians, with their first names, Jennifer and Gideon.Gideon is 25 years old, while Jennifer is 29. Both are now receiving treatment at a [...]

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    I want immigrants to come in from everywhere, says Trump

I want immigrants to come in from everywhere, says Trump

US President Donald Trump says he wants immigrants from around the world.Following a visit last week by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, the US president allegedly told senators in a private meeting that the US should accept more people from Norway instead of “shithole countries” in Latin America and Africa.His remark had elicited global outrage and condemnation, with African Union [...]

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    How oil spills ‘lubricate’ migration from Nigeria

How oil spills ‘lubricate’ migration from Nigeria

According to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), migration streams within Africa are larger than those out of Africa.In a report released in 2016, UNECA said about 31 million of the continent’s 1.2 billion population have migrated internationally, while more than half of those migrating internationally do so within Africa.Ouidah, one of the 10 major cities in Benin Republic, [...]

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    Trump ‘knocks migrants from dirty Africa’ in profanity-laced outburst

Trump ‘knocks migrants from dirty Africa’ in profanity-laced outburst

Donald Trump, US President, is reported to have questioned why the US would want to have immigrants from "s***hole countries" such as Haiti and African nations.The profane term means "an extremely dirty, shabby, or otherwise unpleasant place".According to NAN, Reuters quoted sources as saying the US president made the remarks in the White House while being briefed on a newly [...]

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    FG evacuates 481 Nigerians from Libya

FG evacuates 481 Nigerians from Libya

The federal government on Sunday evacuated 481 stranded Nigerians from Libya.The evacuation of more than 4, 511 others is expected to follow immediately. All the returnees will be temporarily camped at a reception centre in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, pending formal transfer to their states.Amid joy and enthusiasm, the returnees were accompanied by Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of the National Emergency [...]

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    Migrants drink urine to stay alive, Libya returnee recounts ordeal

Migrants drink urine to stay alive, Libya returnee recounts ordeal

Clement Emeka, one of those repatriated back to Nigeria on Friday, says migrants drink their urine to survive.The new set of returnees arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 10:20pm.Emeka, an indigene of Abia state, said he was deceived by his aunty while embarking on the journey to Libya."I left Nigeria 26th of February to Libya to seek greener [...]

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    The crazy journey to Lampedusa

The crazy journey to Lampedusa

The world is sounding appalled and thoroughly shocked by the gory news emanating from Libya about the return to the slave trade era ended centuries ago, which specifically reigned from the 16th to 19th centuries. As it was when it began, Africa is the butt of this inhuman trans-Atlantic trade, but now, there is an intra-African slavery. Jolt was the [...]

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    Migrants’ deaths under-reported, says IOM

Migrants’ deaths under-reported, says IOM

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Monday the real number of migrant deaths were far higher than the numbers reported.The UN migration agency in a new report on migrant deaths and disappearances worldwide through its Berlin-based global migration data analysis centre said many migrants deaths were never recorded.“Since 2014, more than 23,000 migrant deaths and disappearances have been [...]

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    Migrants from developing countries ‘sent home $429bn in 2016’

Migrants from developing countries ‘sent home $429bn in 2016’

Migrants from developing countries sent $429billion to their countries of origin in 2016, Louise Arbour, UN special representative for international migration, has said.Arbour said this in her remarks to the session on the latest round of consultations on a two-day global compact for migration at UN headquarters in New York.She said the $429 billion remittances were some of the migrants’ [...]

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    Rescued Nigerian migrant says ‘Libyans believe blacks are slaves’

Rescued Nigerian migrant says ‘Libyans believe blacks are slaves’

John Osifo, one of the 600 migrants rescued on Thursday in the Mediterranean Sea by a humanitarian ship, has told stories of beatings, arbitrary detention and slavery while in Libya.Osifo, a 29-year-old Nigerian who spent 11 months in Libya, said he did not plan to go to Europe, but after a few months working at a car wash, a local [...]

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    Libya’s coastguard intercepts, turns back 500 migrants

Libya’s coastguard intercepts, turns back 500 migrants

Libya’s coastguard said it intercepted nearly 500 migrants packed onto a wooden boat and returned them to Tripoli after warning off a ship that was preparing to pick them up for passage to Europe.Footage filmed by Sea-Watch, a non-governmental organisation, showed a Libyan coastguard vessel coming within metres of its own ship as it sped to stop the migrants.Tripoli coastguard [...]

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    Pope Francis slams Europe over refusal to accept new migrants

Pope Francis slams Europe over refusal to accept new migrants

Pope Francis has criticised Europe's refusal to let in new migrants, describing it as “suicide”.The pontiff said this in his address to a group of refugees airlifted out of Lebanon under a Christian-sponsored “humanitarian corridors” project after a special service on Tiber Island in central Rome.“This is called suicide”, he said on Saturday.He praised the “generosity of people in migrant [...]

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    Majority of migrants dying at sea en route Italy are West Africans (updated)

Majority of migrants dying at sea en route Italy are West Africans (updated)

Nigeria and four other West African countries, top the list of migrants trying to escape by sea to Italy and dying during the journey, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), has confirmed.IOM, in a press statement released on Monday, said in 2017 alone, 19,567 migrants arrived by sea to Italy and majority of them were came from Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Guinea, Senegal [...]

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    Bodies of 74 migrants found on Libyan shore

Bodies of 74 migrants found on Libyan shore

The bodies of 74 migrants washed ashore on the Libyan coast after their boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea, aides workers said on Tuesday.The Libyan Red Crescent said the bodies were recovered in the northwestern coastal city of Zawiya.Red Crescent spokesman Mohammed al-Misrati said bodies were found Monday morning and that he expected more to appear.Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesman [...]

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    ‘The penalty is death’… Nigerian migrants warned to stay away from Libya

‘The penalty is death’… Nigerian migrants warned to stay away from Libya

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, has warned Nigerian migrants against travelling to Libya, saying the penalty, when caught, is death.Dabiri-Erewa made the warning in a statement she issued on Monday, following the emergence of videos and photographs of Nigerians being killed in the North African country."The attention of the office of the Senior Special [...]

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