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Tunisia becomes a transit country for migrants

Credits: Reuters   Interview – Migrants are back in Tunisia. More and more of them are moving through Maghreb to Europe. Tunisians, according to IOM, but also Ivorians and especially migrants managed to flee Libya, said the Archbishop of Tunis, Ilario Antoniazzi.   According to the International Organization for Migration, the number of illegal departures of […]

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Traffickers and human smugglers to approach migrants on social media

Credits: La Libre   Fast, efficient, zero cost … Traffickers and human smugglers clearly understood this: the recruitment of victims now passes through Internet and social media. The police and the judicial bodies, who keep tracking of their movements, use the same media as additional investigative tools to detect targeted groups, identify the suspects and intercept […]

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The migration of Egyptians across Libya

Credits: Ashraq Al-Awsat   Asharq Al-Awsat is investigating its causes and tracking smuggling routes and their dangers   Unemployment, difficult economic conditions and the search for a better life are driving hundreds of young Egyptians into irregular migration through the Libyan desert, risking their lives in the desert. Asharq Al-Awsat, which sought to trace the […]

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CinemArena: The Italian initiative on the risks of irregular migration

Credits: Le Quotidien   The Italian Cooperation Agency, in partnership with the Directorate of cinematography, has begun to travel around Senegal to raise awareness on the risks of irregular migration among potential migrants. Throughout a 45-day campaign called CinémArena, they will use movies to help young people collecting all information on the dangers and the […]

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Migrants: After hell, misery

Crédits: Le DL/Y.G   They left Africa to reach Europe with the hope to embrace a better life. We followed these migrants between Italy and France.   They crossed the desert. Then the sea. Two deadly routes. But on their way to exile, African migrants never really come out of the hellhole. After a perilous […]

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Tunisia: At least 8 deads following collision with military ship

Credits: MaliActu.net   At least eight migrants have died as their boat sank after a collision with a Tunisian military ship off the Kerkennah archipelago on Sunday evening, the Ministry of Defence reported on Monday.   According to the International Organisation for Migration, this tragedy has occurred as the number of departures from Tunisia to Italy has continued […]

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Youth employment: The launch of a project worth 13 billion CFA

Credits: Maliweb   The Radisson Blue Hotel in Bamako has witnessed on Wednesday 20th September the launch of the project “Youth employment creates new opportunities in Mali”. This projects will receive funds for more than 13 billion over a period of four years and it supported by a consortium made up by SNV, ICCO, WASTE (all […]

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A failed journey from Morocco

Credits: In Tarik Sika detention camp, where Khalid Karhi is staying, migrants said there are well-treated. But the conditions are still difficult and most of them want to come back home quickly. / Maryline Dumas   Between 800,000 and 1 million migrants are in Libya waiting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe. But a […]

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Young migrants face more dangers after reaching Italy

Credits: REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi Mamadu Bassir sits eating a breakfast of warm milk and cookies in a migrants shelter in Rome – one of nearly 65,000 lone youngsters who have survived the perilous sea journey from North Africa to Italy in the past four years.   His meal finished, the gangly 17-year-old tells the story of his […]

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They can’t sail for Europe – so what’s happening to migrants trapped in Libya?

Credits: Migrants walk towards a detention centre near the Libyan coastal town of Garabulli in July 2017 (AFP)   The Surman detention centre, home to hundreds of desperate refugees, is nothing more than a concrete block. It sits near a secondary road in western Libya, some 60 kilometres from Tripoli and close to Sabrata and […]

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Migration: Senegalese Youth To Perish In Libya

Credits: Leral.net For the Senegalese youth after the route from Mauritania to the Canary Islands, the passage through Libya constitutes the new open breach for migrants wishing to reach Europe.   However, this route is not only perilous, but also full of pitfalls and for this reason another hundred migrants perished in the Libyan sea […]

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AFRICAN HOPES: Chalkboard, the e-learning app that works without internet

Crédits : Adrien Bouillot / LeMonde They created an e-learning app in Africa. Until now, there is nothing new. They created an e-learning app in Africa that works without Internet connection and not necessarily to be used on a smartphone: Much more interesting! On a continent where the price of Internet connection is exorbitant in […]

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A Deadly Journey: desert, sea, detention… on the road to Europe

“It’s a big risk for a Nigerian to cross that sea,” said Sonia, knowing firsthand. “The sea is bigger than a river. It’s bigger than a bridge. It’s a very big sea.” Sonia survived; she was rescued when her dinghy capsized on the Mediterranean Sea then transferred to a detention centre in Libya for 11 […]

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The desert of Ténéré: A cemetery for migrants

@Picture alliance/dpa/D.Von Trotha Along migrants’ routes, there would be three times as many deaths in the desert as in the Mediterranean. Some fall from trucks, others are abandoned by smugglers. Candidates for immigration cross this region to go to Libya and reach the Mediterranean and then Europe. But on the road, many are abandoned by […]

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Thanks to the tomato the Nigerian city of Kano is becoming the “Dubai of the Sahel”

Crédits : Benedicte Kurzen/Noor pour LeMonde Nigeria: In the north of the country, this old caravan stage, now a megalopolis, is relying on agro-industry to ensure its development. The governor of Kano wants to make his state – and the eponymous city – a small Nigerian laboratory relying on a specific product: the tomato. The […]

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Gambians returned from the Libyan hell want to discourage dangerous journey towards Europe

Crédits : MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP Two migrants repatriated after many difficult years on the continent have created an association to raise awareness and to demand for more job opportunities. After being stripped of his clothes, beaten, enslaved and finally sent back to Gambia, Karamo Keïta is sure that nobody should live the hell he experienced in […]

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Trail of graves await migrants in Sahara Desert trek to new life

Those who survived the punishing journey through the Sahara Desert were forced to dig shallow graves for the four that did not made it. Thirty-six migrants and refugees from across sub-Saharan Africa had been stuffed into the back of a Toyota Hilux by a gang smuggling them to Libya. In the searing heat, several died […]

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Arrests, torture and ransoms: the hell of migrants in Libya

 © AFP/MAHMUD TURKIA In Libya, dozens of migrants are detained by Libyan armed groups in the town of Sabratha, west of Tripoli. These groups are demanding ransoms from families. The process seems to be repeating itself for several months.

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Under pressure, the smugglers do not hesitate to throw migrants into the sea

Photo Anna Surinyach. AP   Wednesday and Thursday, smugglers, fearing to be intercepted by the authorities, threw 300 Somalis and Eritreans into the sea off the coast of Yemen in the Gulf of Aden. 3,501 people have already lost their lives in 2017 by fleeing their country according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). […]

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Migrants in Egypt: do you need assistance?

Bosla is an information website detailing services made available for you, with a directory of organizations and online referral guide for services provided in Egypt. Source:  Bosla Egypt

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Migrants in Tunisia: do you need assistance?

The Migration Resources Centres offer: Insertion, orientation and information to live in Tunisia; Information and assistance to help you prepare your return and reintegration in your country; A detailed list of contacts of associations offering migrants assistance services. Source:  Migration resources centres

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AFRICAN HOPES: the “success story” of moringa

Helping farmers to earn money from the moringa culture and transformation is the ambition of Kwami Williams, a young Ghanaian graduate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “My life experiences are all related to a specific passion: designing and developing entrepreneurial solutions addressing challenges faced by marginalized and poor African people” said the 26-year-old, […]

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AFRICAN HOPES: SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS: WEAVING AND COMPETENCIES

Elisabeth Delma, a pastor’s wife, wanted to propose to the women who asked for help an alternative to  money donations. As a trained weaver, she created in Ouagadougou, 40 years ago, a center for designing traditional Burkina Faso cloths, the Faso Danfani. Today, 63 years old, Elisabeth Delma trained no less than 200 women in […]

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Migrants in Libya ‘not treated like humans’

Photo: Washington Post Libya, the biggest jumping-off point for migrants trying to reach Europe, is now home to a thriving trade in humans. Unable to pay exorbitant smuggling fees or swindled by traffickers, some of the world’s most desperate people are being held as slaves, tortured or forced into prostitution. Source: read the complete report […]

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Innovative Africa: Community active

Woelab in Lome, Togo. Wecycle, in Lagos, Nigeria. RLabs in Cape Town, South Africa. Three initiatives of three african young people, who chhosed to stay and resolve the problems of their society. Source: Aljazzera doc: Innovative Africa

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Egypt: “Crossroads” a multimedia project about migration

Made in 2014 “Crossroads” is a multimedia project (http://www.egypt.iom.int/crossroads/) and documentary film designed to explore experiences of migrants moving in mixed and complex flows to, from and through Egypt, displaying the broad spectrum of diverse migration realities. The 30 minute documentary film presents the stories of six migrants.The project is a product of MMTF-NOAH, the Mixed […]

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In a crisis, migrant have more difficulties

During a crisis: war, riots, natural disaster… migrants have more difficulties and may have different needs compared to other affected populations. A video by The Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Initiative:

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The Migrant Project

The Migrant Project provide facts and current news on migration in multiple languages that is easily understandable and accessible to migrants.

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Africa, new technologies and creativity

an Italian journalist, tells us of an African continent that, despite the difficulties, is looking for innovative solutions to meet the challenges of the third millennium.

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Senegal; the hard life of women left behind by migrants

©Photo: Laura Dean for the Globe&Mail African migrants often depend on women and families to make their journeys possible – and as more die in the sea crossings, many question whether sending breadwinners to Europe is worth risking their lives. Senegal is consistently among the top-10 countries of origin of migrants arriving in Italy, despite the fact that, […]

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Mediterranean rescue as 30 drown

At least 30 migrants, some of them young children, have drowned after falling into the sea off the Libyan coast, Italy’s coastguard says.

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Migrant life in Libya: Beaten, kidnapped, sold

Almost all of the hundreds of thousands of migrants who try to cross from North Africa to Europe take the perilous route through Libya. Most journeys, and dreams, are thwarted in the Libyan oasis town of Sabha, which has become a new kind of hell for migrants.

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Reintegration Projects for West African Migrants

 Photo: IOM Niger – IOM Niger is launching 20 community-based reintegration projects for over 3,000 returning migrants in five of the primary countries of origin – Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Guinea Conakry and Cameroon – with support from the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and as part of the Migrant Response and Resource Mechanism […]

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Gambia: 140 migrants repatriated from Libya

Gambia`s Interior Minister Mai Ahmad Fatty, announced that 140 Gambians have been voluntarily repatriated to Banjul, following an appeal they made to the government.

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Ivorians are in 4th place among migrants on the central Mediterranean route

ارتفع عدد من مواطيني ساحل العاج الذين يحاولون الهجرة إلى إيطاليا عن طريق ليبيا بشكل كبير في السنوات الأخيرة. ضاهرة غريبة لهذا البلد الذي بدوره يجذب عددا كبيرا من المهاجرين من دول الجوار

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I would never have embarked on this adventure

His name is Ibrahim Sow, a.k.a. Mandy Kaporo-rails. From the beaches of Conakry where he used to make rap video-clips to the hot-spot center in Lampedusa, he spent 14 months traveling towards his final goal: Europe.

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South Africa: 72 abused migrants rescued

70 migrant workers who are victims of cross-border human trafficking have been rescued from a KwaZulu-Natal factory where they worked for very low wages

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Ghana: a program recruiting entrepreneurs from all Africa

The Accra-based Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has opened applications to entrepreneurs in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Ivory Coast to join its entrepreneurship programme and stand the chance of gaining funding of up to US$100,000. The latest MEST programme will begin in Accra in August, and will be the most pan-African yet after it […]

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Migrants in the Libyan limbo

What we discovered in Libya were hundreds of people being held in camps, waiting, hoping for a better life. Some were so thin that bones were sticking out of their backs.

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