Niger: 33 migrants have died in desert this year

2015-06-17 08:47

A total of 33 migrants died in the Sahara desert while en route to Europe this year, including 18 found dehydrated last week near a road to the border with Algeria, the government of Niger says.

CAR’s ex-rebels return to camps after day of protest

2014-11-14 16:04

Former Muslim rebels who held sway for 10 months in the Central African Republic have returned to two camps in the capital after a rowdy protest against plans to return them to distant homes.

Human trafficking a $7bn business

2014-10-06 21:22

Smugglers rake in €5.6bn every year from human trafficking between Africa and Europe and between Latin and North America, even as thousands continue to die.

Flood-hit Zim struggles to help families

2014-02-12 11:07

Zimbabwean authorities say they have only managed to move 36 families out of 2 230 in immediate danger after torrential rains caused the partial collapse of the Tokwe-Mukosi dam in Masvingo.

2013 believed to be deadliest year for migrants

2013-12-17 22:43

Over 7 000 migrants may have perished at sea or while crossing deserts trying to reach a safe haven this year, the International Organisation for Migration says.

1 000s of S Sudanese on road home from Sudan

2013-11-05 10:12

A bus and truck convoy has moved about 3 500 South Sudanese back to their ancestral homeland from Sudan, a church leader says, in the first major repatriation for months.

France gives $1.3 for Somalia displaced

2013-01-10 10:26

France has pledged to give $1.3m to help the poorest of the hundreds of thousands of people in southern Somalia forced from their homes by war and famine.

Migrants stuck in Morocco

2012-10-03 14:02

IOM has launched an appeal for $800 000 to help desperate African migrants, including unaccompanied children, return home from Morocco.

Refugees begin journey to South Sudan

2012-05-14 10:56

An airlift of up to 15 000 ethnic South Sudanese has begun from Khartoum. The first plane chartered by IOM took off with about 160 South Sudanese.

Refugee train departs Sudan for south

2012-03-02 16:05

The International Organisation for Migration says a 60-car train carrying 1 400 refugees has left Sudan’s capital for the newly independent south.


African migrants risk all in Sahara

2015-05-28 18:52

In a sandy compound in the Niger desert town of Agadez, a white-turbaned imam blesses a circle of African migrants, some of them little more than boys, to protect them on the journey across the Sahara.

Zim: Funding constraints 'hold back speedy diagnosis'

2014-10-16 10:33

Health authorities in Zimbabwe say funding constraints are holding back the speedy diagnosis of Ebola after it took more than a week to get results from samples sent to SA for testing.

Central African Republic death toll higher

2014-07-16 21:59

Fighting in Central African Republic may have claimed more lives than previously thought.

Ethiopia brings home 140 000 migrants from Saudi

2013-12-18 14:40

Ethiopia has brought home close to 140 000 citizens from Saudi Arabia, IOM says, a month after the oil-rich kingdom started deporting undocumented migrants.

1 500 South Sudanese going home

2013-12-13 22:14

In the first such transfer in about a year, 1 500 ethnic South Sudanese are to return to their ancestral homeland from Khartoum area squatter camps.

US to retire most research chimps

2013-06-26 20:25

The US government says it will send most of its 360 research chimpanzees into retirement but will keep a small colony of about 50 for possible future studies on vaccines and behaviour.

South Sudan airlift re-starts

2012-12-24 22:06

An airlift from Khartoum of sick, elderly and other "extremely vulnerable" South Sudanese, suspended after a November plane crash has re-started.

IOM urges access to displaced Malians

2012-05-24 10:31

The IOM has appealed for $3.5m to provide immediate life-saving assistance to internally displaced Malians who have fled fighting and insecurity in the north of the country.

South Sudan airlift to start

2012-05-13 22:37

An airlift of up to 15 000 ethnic South Sudanese aims to start from the Sudanese capital after a series of delays.

Ethiopia, South Sudan join migration body

2011-12-05 22:25

Fourteen countries have joined the International Organisation for Migration as the body marked its 60th anniversary.

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