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ECRE denounces mass deportations of migrants from Algeria

Some migrants claim that they were abused by Algerian officials before and during their deportations. Algeria is one of several North African countries that have not signed an African Union protocol on the free circulation of people. Organizations in the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) have denounced that ...

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Ghana to host conference on Domestic Revenue Mobilisation

The Ministry of Finance (MoF), the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are jointly organising a conference on, “Moving Beyond Aid: Domestic Revenue Mobilisation for G-20 Compact with Africa (CWA) countries. The two-day conference which will be held from 4th to 5th April in ...

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Kremlin says Trump suggested Putin visit the White House

A Kremlin aide said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump suggested the White House as the venue for a summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin when they discussed the idea of meeting in a telephone call last month. Since that call, on March 20, preparations for a possible summit have ...

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Breaking the silence on North Africa: A new EU-Africa partnership after 2020

The EU will soon open negotiations with the 78 countries of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific group on the future of their partnership with the EUin September 2018. This could breathe new life into the relations between the two continents. However, getting there will not be easy, writes Alfonso Medinilla. Alfonso ...

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Libya rejects AU Free Movement Protocol

Foreign Minister of Presidential Council, Mohammed Siyala, has refused to sign the protocol attached to the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AFCFTA) on the freedom of movement of people and the right of residence. The AFCFTA agreement was signed by 44 countries out of 50, but the Free Movement ...

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Putin wins another six years at Russia’s helm in landslide victory

Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world’s largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory. Putin’s victory will take his political dominance of Russia to nearly a quarter ...

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Spokesman: Libya Seizes Tanker Suspected Of Fuel Smuggling, Arrests Crew

Libya’s naval forces seized a Togo-flagged fuel tanker and arrested its Greek crew on suspicion they planned to smuggle oil out of the North African country, a spokesman for the forces said on Thursday. Libya’s western coast is a departure point for the smuggling of heavily subsidised gasoline to neighbours ...

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Libyan Navy Saves 121 Migrants Stranded at Sea

Libyan naval forces on Thursday announced the rescue of 121 undocumented migrants who were found aboard a life raft off the coast of the Abu-Kammash border area with Tunisia.  The migrants, including one child and 24 women, were discovered at sea on Wednesday roughly 25 kilometers north of Abu-Kammash,the navy ...

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Hundreds rescued as smugglers restart Mediterranean trafficking

International charity ships and Libya’s coastguard have picked up several hundred migrants after smugglers trying to take advantage of calm seas launched a flurry of boats towards Italy. Libyan coastguard vessels intercepted three migrant boats, the first an inflatable dinghy that had broken down with 125 people on board off ...

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Syrian Refugee Crisis Intensifies as Humanitarian Relief Continues

 This region has been marked with civil unrest, which has led to an unimaginable humanitarian crisis. There is a massive refugee population with many living below the poverty line in Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia, and many other countries. The 7th year of this ongoing crisis in Syria has left an estimated 470,000 people dead with ...

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