Migrants face torture, rape in journey from Libya to Europe

2016-07-11 05:56

In Libya, migrants trying to find better lives or reach Europe face imprisonment, torture and rape at the hands of multiple armed groups, complicating Europe's efforts to stem the flow.

Lone child migrants arriving in Europe double: Unicef

2016-06-14 23:08

The number of unaccompanied child migrants has more than doubled this year making the notoriously dangerous Mediterranean crossing aboard unseaworthy boats, Unicef says.

Afghan migrants 'voluntarily' head home

2016-02-24 21:59

A group of 135 Afghan migrants have landed back in Kabul from Germany after volunteering to return home due to a lack of prospects in Europe, officials say.

At least 60 migrants missing off Libya

2015-08-12 15:59

At least 60 migrants are missing in waters off Libya, IOM says after interviewing survivors who were picked up from their stricken craft.

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.


Thousands flee South Sudan fighting

2016-06-29 08:33

More than 40 people have died in days of fighting in a South Sudan town, the government says, with aid agencies warning of dire conditions for over 10 000 people sheltering at a UN base.

43 000 displaced in Iraq's Fallujah

2016-06-14 22:24

Iraq's offensive to retake the jihadist bastion of Fallujah has displaced 43 000 people in just over three weeks, says the International Organisation for Migration.

Italy coast guard rescues another 4 400 migrants

2015-08-24 18:17

Around 4 400 migrants have been rescued over the past 24 hours from 22 boats and rubber dinghies in distress in the central Mediterranean.

Migrant trek north is deadly

2015-08-03 17:42

Hundreds of migrants die each year on the treacherous journey to Europe, a well-oiled system feeding off the desperation of the poor.

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.

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