Africa Europe North Africa World 

EU signs agreement with Tunisia to fight illegal migration

The European Union has signed a deal with Tunisia to strategically fight illegal migration. Tunisia has become the main departure point for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. Announcing the deal in Tunis, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen promised increased cooperation on border management and search and rescue operations. Italian Prime Minister Georgia Meloni said it… Read More
Africa North Africa World 

Plights of African migrants in Tunisia worsen as tensions rise

It all started as a crackdown on African migrants, but it has now degenerated into a major crisis as Tunisia remains resolute in tightening immigration restrictions. Thousands have been forced to flee the racial crackdown, an action that flared up initially after a speech by President Kais Saied last February, where he told security forces to expel all illegal immigrants.… Read More
Africa Rwanda World 

UK seeks to expand deportation plan with Rwanda

The UK is seeking to expand its deportation plans following British interior minister Suella Braverman’s visit to Rwanda. Braverman visited Rwanda on Saturday to expand a deal under which has the African country accepting migrants who arrive in Britain without permission. British courts still have to first confirm that the proposals are legal. The UK government wants to send migrants… Read More
Africa North Africa World 

African migrants flee Tunisia amid racial crackdown

Several African migrants have fled racial crackdown in Tunisia, an action that flared up after a speech by President Kais Saied. In the said statement last month, the president told security forces to expel all illegal immigrants. President Saied in that speech called migration a conspiracy to change Tunisia’s demographics by making it more African and less Arab. The African Union… Read More
Africa South Africa World 

Best Places for UK Migrants to Live and Work in South Africa

– – Settling in a new country is no joke. This process is usually cumbersome, and not doing things right will inadvertently affect your experience in the long run. Those emigrating to South Africa from the UK should not expect anything different. Regardless of the challenges of emigrating, there’s an easy way out. The easy way is to make educated… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana arrests 21 foreign nationals for illegal entry

– – Ghanaian officials have arrested 21 foreign nationals for entering the country illegally. The country ‘s Immigration Service said 21 foreign nationals were arrested on Friday, September 3. Those arrested include 19 Malians, one Guinean and one Nigerian. They were on board a commercial bus en-route to the capital Accra. Ghanaian officials said the migrants comprised of 13 females… Read More
Africa Libya North Africa World 

At least 43 migrants drown after boat sinks off Tunisia

Those rescued, off the Tunisian fishing port of Zarzis, were aged between three and 40, Tunisia’s defence ministry said. – – The nationalities of the rescued include 46 Sudanese nationals, 16 Eritreans, 12 Bangladeshis and five from Egypt. North Africa remains a key transit point for migrants from many countries hoping to reach Europe via the Mediterranean. Libya has been… Read More
Africa Business World 

Azimo offers free remittances amid gloomy World Bank predictions

– – Azimo, the digital money transfer service, is offering a fee-free transfer for all senders on June 16, the UN’s International Day of Family Remittances, after remittance volumes in 2020 beat expectations. The International Day of Family Remittances was launched in 2015 to raise awareness of the contribution that migrant workers make to the economies of their home countries.… Read More
Africa Gambia West Africa World 

Ex-Gambian President Jammeh tied to killing of 59 migrants

– – Testimony before Gambia’s truth commission implicating then-president Yahya Jammeh in the summary execution in 2005 of about 59 West African migrants should be followed by criminal accountability, Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International said today. From February 24 to March 11, 2021, witnesses told the Gambia Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) that migrants bound for Europe from Congo, Cote d’Ivoire,… Read More
Africa Gambia Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s President was misled over migrant massacre in Gambia

– – In 2005, some 59 West African migrants were murdered in the Gambia. The migrants were hoping to reach Senegal enroute to Europe through the Mediterranean. The truth of what actually happened only emerged after ex-leader Yahya Jammeh left office. Since his exit from power in 2017, he has been implicated by some of his former soldiers, who said… Read More