Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Matteo Salvini, the far-right Italian deputy prime minister, has met with top US officials in Washington and spoke of his "closeness" to President Donald Trump's administration.
Many of the 150 migrants stranded aboard a coast guard ship for a ninth day has begun a hunger strike out of frustration that Italy won't let them disembark in Sicily unless fellow EU nations first pledge to take them, authorities have said, in the latest standoff provoked by Italy's anti-migrant interior minister.
European countries have been facing pressure to resolve a fresh standoff with the operators of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius which is stranded for the second time in the Mediterranean carrying 141 people.
The UN refugee agency says it is looking into possible violations of international law involving the transport to Libya of 108 migrants rescued at sea by an Italian-flagged mercantile ship.
Italy has called for the end of the embargo on Libya, saying arms traffickers disregard it anyway
Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has told foreign charities to stop rescuing migrants off Libya even as one group says at least 1 000 people are on boats in distress in the Mediterranean.
Migrants and asylum-seekers rescued while trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe should not be sent back to Libya, where they risk "serious abuses," the UN's human rights agency has warned.
Tunisian authorities have denied accusations by Italy that migrants it arrested as they tried to cross the Mediterranean for Italian shores were "terrorists".
The operators of the migrant ship Aquarius has called on Europe to find a safe haven for 141 people rescued in the Mediterranean, saying Italy and Malta had again refused to let it dock.
More than 600 African migrants have reached the Spanish territory of Ceuta after storming a double border fence with Morocco and attacking police with caustic quicklime and excrements.
Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini called on a visit to Tripoli for processing centres to be set up south of Libya's borders as a way to block attempts by migrants to cross the Mediterranean.
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