Gulf Times - African-migrants
At least 44 killed as air strike hits Libya migrant detention centre

At least 44 killed as air strike hits Libya migrant detention centre

An air strike hit a detention centre for mainly African migrants in a suburb of the Libyan capital Tripoli late on Tuesday, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130, the United Nations said.

Boat with 311 migrants docks in Spain after spending Christmas at sea

Boat with 311 migrants docks in Spain after spending Christmas at sea

A charity rescue vessel carrying 311 mainly African migrants plucked off Libya docked in Spain on Friday, ending a traumatic journey which saw them spend Christmas at sea and several European nations denying the ship entry.

African migrants flee detention centre in Tripoli chaos

African migrants flee detention centre in Tripoli chaos

Libya is a major departure point in North Africa for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, mainly from other parts of Africa.

France offers asylum to 80 Aquarius migrants

France offers asylum to 80 Aquarius migrants

France will grant asylum to around 80 refugees from the Aquarius rescue vessel which was at the centre of a bitter European dispute over migration last month, the country's asylum office said Tuesday.

African migrants report torture, slavery in Algeria

African migrants report torture, slavery in Algeria

Dozens of Africans say they were sold for labour and trapped in slavery in Algeria in what aid agencies fear may be a widening trend of abusing migrants headed for a new life in Europe.

Israel releases 207 African migrants from prison

Israel releases 207 African migrants from prison

Israel's Supreme Court on April 10 gave the government until Sunday to finalise a deal it said it was working on to deport some of the migrants to another country.

Netanyahu scraps African migrant relocation deal with UN

Netanyahu scraps African migrant relocation deal with UN

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he was cancelling an agreement with the UN refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants, bowing to right-wing pressure to scrap the deal.

UN urges Israel to scrap African migrant relocation plan

UN urges Israel to scrap African migrant relocation plan

The United Nations on Tuesday called on Israel to scrap a new programme forcing thousands of African migrants out of the country, condemning it as incoherent and unsafe.

French farmer in the dock for aiding migrants

French farmer in the dock for aiding migrants

A French farmer, who has become a folk hero for helping African migrants slip across the border from Italy and giving them shelter, went on trial Wednesday for aiding illegal arrivals.

EU gets tough on African migrants

EU gets tough on African migrants

Encouraged by their success in halting a mass influx of refugees by closing Greek borders and cutting a controversial deal with Turkey, EU leaders are getting tough on African migrants too.

Eight dead, nearly 20 missing in new migrant boat tragedy off Libya

Eight dead, nearly 20 missing in new migrant boat tragedy off Libya

At least eight African migrants, and possibly as many as 27, died in a new boat tragedy off the coast of Libya, a search and rescue organisation said Monday.