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Travel agents in Nigeria are encouraging irregular migration through their misleading advertisements in the media, according to Prof. Aderanti Adepoju.

Aderanti Adepoju: How travel agents facilitate irregular migration in Nigeria

Travel agents in Nigeria are encouraging irregular migration through their misleading advertisements in the media, according to Prof. Aderanti Adepoju.
A group of Central American migrants -mostly from Honduras- get over a fence as they try to reach the US-Mexico border near the El Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. - Hundreds of migrants attempted to storm a border fence separating Mexico from the US on Sunday amid mounting fears they will be kept in Mexico while their applications for a asylum are processed. An AFP photographer said the migrants broke away from a peaceful march at a border bridge and tried to climb over a metal border barrier in the attempt to enter the United States. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP)

US agents fire tear gas at migrants trying to cross from Mexico

US agents fired tear gas at hundreds of Central American migrants that climbed over a fence and attempted to rush the border from Tijuana, Mexico into the United States on Sunday.

WikiLeaks: Julian Assange rejects trial in US

A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he won’t voluntarily travel to the U.S. to face charges against him.
People, including employees of the country's social and reception centers and members of anti-racism associations, march against the government's social politics, its recent decree restricting the right to asylum, and against racism on November 10, 2018 in downtown Rome. Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP

Thousands protest in Rome over Italy’s ‘anti-migrant’ decree

Several thousand protesters rallied in Rome on Saturday to protest against what they criticised as unfair anti-migrant policies promoted by far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.
Asia Bibi

Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy released from prison

A Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row has been freed from prison.
Snowden leaked thousands of classified documents in 2013 which revealed surveillance of private data put in place after the 9-11 attacks [EPA]

Edward Snowden warns Israelis of dangers of state surveillance

US whistle-blower Edward Snowden urged Israelis to be on guard against heavy-handed government and private surveillance in a speech on Tuesday.
Asia Bibi

Christian Pakistani woman accused of blasphemy seeks UK asylum

The husband of a Christian Pakistani woman who was accused of blasphemy has asked Theresa May to grant them asylum in Britain.
Tehreek-e-Labaik supporters blocked a street in Islamabad

Protests delay release of Pakistani Christian woman accused of blasphemy

The release of a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted eight years after being sentenced to death for blasphemy has been delayed.
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on October 27, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Donald Trump: US planning ‘tent cities’ for migrants

President Donald Trump on Monday said his administration was planning to build tent cities for thousands of Central American migrants making their way through Mexico to the United States.
Melilla migrant

Spain returns migrants to Morocco after storming of Melilla enclave

Spain sent 55 migrants back to Morocco on Monday a day after they forced their way into the Spanish territory of Melilla during an assault on the border in which two migrants died and 19 were injured.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during a joint press conference with the Croatian Prime Minister in Berlin on August 28, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Tobias SCHWARZ

Germany eases immigration rules to attract foreign job seekers

Worker-starved Germany will ease immigration rules to attract foreign job seekers, including giving well-integrated irregular migrants in employment a shot at staying, ministers said Tuesday.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May. (J. Scott Applewhite-AP)

US to admit 310,000 refugees, asylum seekers in 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the country proposed resettling up to 30,000 refugees under the new refugee ceiling as well as processing more than 280,000 asylum seekers.
Mamoudou Gassama - AFP

‘African spiderman’ Mamoudou Gassama becomes French citizen

The migrant hero nicknamed “Spiderman” for saving a child hanging off a balcony by scaling a Paris apartment block with his bare hands has become a French citizen, according to a government decree.
Lili and Howick

Teenagers disappear ahead of deportation from Netherlands

Two Armenian teenagers due to be deported from the Netherlands have gone missing on Saturday, the Dutch justice ministry said, in the latest twist of a high-profile drama as the pair battle to stay in the country.
libya . tripoli

France, Italy, UK, U.S. condemn violence in Libyan capital Tripoli

The U.S., France, Italy and Britain on Saturday condemned what they called an escalation of violence in and around the Libyan capital Tripoli, warning that armed groups which undermined Libyan stability would be made accountable.
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28-member group of Burundi cultural troupe disappear during Swiss trip

Every member of a 28-strong group of African musicians has disappeared during a trip to a Swiss folk festival.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Florida, on July 31, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - SAUL LOEB

South Africa hits back at Donald Trump over land seizure tweet

South Africa accused United States President Donald Trump of sowing division on Thursday after he tweeted that the State Department would probe “land and farm seizures… and the large scale killing of farmers”.
Sami Idoudi

Tunisia confiscates passport of ex-Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard

Tunisia has confiscated the passport of a man suspected of being an Islamist militant who once served as Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard to prevent him returning to Germany, a judiciary official said on Friday.

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