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Firefighters are seen in front of a house where six people were killed in an apartment fire early on Monday morning, police said, while an unspecified number of others caught in the blaze were taken to the hospital in Solothurn, Switzerland November 26, 2018. Polizei Kanton Solothurn/Handout via REUTERS.

Six dead in Switzerland apartment fire

Six people, including children, died when a fire broke out overnight in an apartment building in the northwestern Swiss town of Solothurn, police said Monday, with neighbours indicating the building housed asylum seekers.
Foreign Minister of Eritrea, Osman Mohammed Saleh

Eritrea at UN demands compensation for sanctions

Eritrea's foreign minister on Saturday called for sanctions against his country to be lifted as a result of the peace deal with Ethiopia and demanded compensation for the economic hardship.
Migrants are seen on board the Italian Coast Guard ship Ubaldo Diciotti moored in the port of Catania in Sicily - EFE-EPA

UN: Migrants rejected by Italy were tortured, raped

African migrants rejected by Italy in a standoff with the European Union on Aug. 15, said they had been held by smugglers for up to two years in Libya and many had been beaten, tortured and raped, the UN said on Tuesday.
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed walk together at Asmara International Airport, Eritrea, July 9, 2018 - Reuters

Eritrea’s leader visits Ethiopia as dramatic thaw continues

To dancing and cheers, Eritrea’s longtime president arrived Saturday in Ethiopia for his first visit in 22 years amid a dramatic diplomatic thaw between the once-bitter rivals.
In a landmark visit, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed landed in the Eritrean capital, Asmara, on Sunday, for a bi-lateral summit. Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki warmly greeted Abiy at the airport, Eritrea's state television showed

PM: Ethiopia to roll out Eritrea deal to ‘make up for lost opportunities’

Ethiopia’s prime minister said on Tuesday his government wanted to implement a deal restoring relations with former foe Eritrea quickly, to “make up for lost opportunities” after a two-decade military standoff.

Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Eritrea as war ends

Ethiopian Airlines said on Tuesday it would resume flights to Eritrea’s capital Asmara on July 17 for the first time in 20 years, a day after the neighbours and longtime foes declared their “state of war” over.
The meeting between Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed continues a thawing of relations between the two countries

Eritrean, Ethiopian leaders meet for first time in 18 years

The leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia embraced at Asmara International Airport Sunday, a historic moment in what has long been one of Africa’s most entrenched conflicts.

Many Nigerians among 630 migrants received in Valencia

Many Nigerians, including children were among the 630 migrants saved by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ship Aquarius and two other ships, that were allowed to dock in Spanish city of Valencia on Sunday, a week after Italy refused to let them.

Traffickers kill 12 migrants trying to flee Libya camp

More than 12 migrants were shot dead by human traffickers last week while trying to escape a camp in Libya, where some were subjected to “torture abuse”, the United Nations said Friday.

Africans in Israel voice concern over new resettlement plan

African asylum seekers in Israel have voiced concern over Tel Aviv’s agreement with the UN to resettle half of them to Western countries.

Thousands protests against Israel’s plans to deport African migrants

Thousands of people protested against Israel’s plans to deport African migrants at a rally in Tel Aviv on Saturday.

Rwanda refuses to discuss migrants with Israeli opposition

Rwanda said on Friday it wanted no part in Israel's "internal politics" after turning away two opposition Israeli lawmakers who wanted to discuss their country's controversial plan to deport African migrants and asylum seekers.

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.

Eritrean refugees cling to life after Calais gunfight

At least four Eritrean refugees are in critical condition after being shot during a mass brawl between some 130 Afghans and Eritreans in the northern French city of Calais, local media outlets reported.

Israeli pilots ‘refuse to fly deported African asylum seekers’ – report

Pilots from Israeli's national airline, El AI, are reportedly refusing to fly African asylum seekers, who are being deported from the Middle East country, saying that they disagree with Israel's strict new laws.

Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki blames ‘external forces’ for illicit migration of youth

President of Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki, says the issue of illegal migration and human trafficking of the country’s young people was a calculated attempt by persons outside of the country.

Netherlands orders Eritrean diplomat out of country

The Dutch government has told an Eritrean diplomat in the Netherlands to leave the country, Minister of Foreign Affairs Halbe Zijlstra, has said.

UN urges Israel to stop forced relocation of African refugees

The UN refugee agency on Tuesday urged Israel to stop forcibly relocating African refugees because of the different kinds of abuse they suffer on their way back to Europe.

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