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African migrants in Israel opt for jail over deportation

At a detention centre in Israel’s Negev desert, African migrants facing deportation say they would rather be imprisoned than sent to a country they know nothing about.

Israel will comply with international law for Rwanda deportations – Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that his country will only deport African asylum seekers to Rwanda in a process that complies with international law.

Rwanda could take 10,000 refugees from Israel – minister

The foreign affairs minister of Rwanda has confirmed the country is in negotiations with Israel to take in as many as 10,000 African asylum seekers, according to a local Rwandan newspaper.

Israel pushes to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda

Israel plans to deport tens of thousands of asylum seekers to a third country in Africa under threat of indefinite detention, a move that local human rights activists say violates international and Israeli laws.

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Madonna calls adopted son Malawi’s future president

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Senate condemns demolition of Kaduna APC faction’s secretariat

The Senate has condemned the demolition of the building used by a faction of the All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State by the state government.

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