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Toxic political agenda is dehumanising entire groups, Amnesty warns

Toxic political agenda is dehumanising entire groups, Amnesty warns NGO’s annual report warns that aggressive political rhetoric is creating a ‘hostile climate for refugees and migrants’ (The Guardian) — Toxic political rhetoric with echoes of 1930s hate speech is stirring up violence worldwide – including in the UK and US, Amnesty International has warned. Kerry […]

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President Donald Trump illegal immigration enforcement plan outlined

President Donald Trump illegal immigration enforcement plan outlined NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) – The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued two memos on Tuesday outlining how the agency would implement the Trump administration’s recent executive orders on illegal immigration and border security. Among the actions to be taken immediately, according to […]

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A Nigerian migrant comes under attack outside a church in Pretoria on Saturday [James Oatway/Reuters]

Nigerians in South Africa ‘living in fear’ after attacks

Nigerians in South Africa ‘living in fear’ after attacks Nigerian community in South Africa calls for protection after reports of renewed ‘xenophobic’ violence in Pretoria West. (Aljazeera) — Members of Nigeria’s community in South Africa have raised concerns over renewed anti-immigrant violence, appealing to authorities to intervene before the situation gets out of control. Nigeria’s […]

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Red Crescent: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya

Red Crescent: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya At least 74 bodies recovered from beach in western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea, Red Crescent says. Libya’s Red Crescent has said that 74 bodies of refugees have washed ashore in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea. The aid organisation’s spokesman […]

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Ministers want to divert aid from Africa to eastern Europe

Ministers want to divert aid from Africa to eastern Europe ‘to get better Brexit deal’ Department for International Development insists proposal is illegal under international rules (Independent) — Some senior ministers reportedly want to divert aid from “wasteful” projects in Africa and Asia to allies in eastern Europe in a bid to get a better […]

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Museveni weighs-in on US-Russia row, warms up to Donald Trump

Museveni weighs-in on US-Russia row, warms up to Trump By Frederic Musisi KAMPALA (Daily Monitor) — President Museveni has sucked himself into the ongoing verbal rattling between liberals and conservatives over new US President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, by penning a missive proposing a middle ground in the divisive international politics. […]

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Men accused of being mercenaries fighting for Muammar Gaddafi sit in a rebel vehicle in Tripoli. Many Black men were killed during the rebellion. Photograph: Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

Black Africans – Are Afro-Arabs More Racist Than Whites?

Black Africans – Are Afro-Arabs More Racist Than Whites? BY FREDRICK NGUGI As Black Africans in the Western world contend with everyday racial discrimination and abuse, their lookalikes in some parts of Africa suffer the same kind of malevolence in the hands of fellow Africans. (Face 2 Face Africa) — Often times we hear of […]

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Photo: White House. The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in August 2014 saw the largest gathering in Washington, DC of presidents and other top officials representing most of the continent's governments.

Africa: CIA Blocks Trump’s Africa Policy Pick – What Now?

Africa: CIA Blocks Trump’s Africa Policy Pick – What Now? By Reed Kramer and Tami Hultman Washington, DC (All Africa) — Africa policy in the Trump White House has become more difficult to predict following reports that the senior director for Africa on the National Security Council is out. Citing two sources “with direct knowledge”, […]

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Insecurity in Yemen threatens incoming refugees and migrants

Insecurity in Yemen threatens incoming refugees and migrants

Insecurity in Yemen threatens incoming refugees and migrants UNHCR launches campaign to highlight dangers to thousands of people – most from Ethiopia and Somalia – who continue head to Yemen despite the raging conflict. By: UNHCR staff SANA’A, Yemen (UNHCR) – Mention to someone the words “Yemen” and “refugees” and they will certainly have in mind […]

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Middle East: Yemeni Ballistic Missile Strikes Saudi Capital

(AhlulBayt News Agency) – The Yemeni army made the announcement of their first ever attack on the city via a statement released by the official state Yemen news agency on Sunday. In the statement, they claimed that the missile had been launched at a Saudi military base located to the west of the capital in retaliation […]

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Trump’s ‘ America first’ vow sparks fears for Africa initiatives

Trump’s ‘ America first’ vow sparks fears for Africa initiatives (FT.com) — President could rethink crucial aid and trade programmes, policymakers warn Donald Trump’s “America first” pledge could threaten Washington’s three biggest health and trade initiatives in Africa, US and African experts and politicians warn. Concern focuses on three bipartisan programmes, backed by successive presidents, […]

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Refugees are already vigorously vetted. I know because I vetted them

Refugees are already vigorously vetted. I know because I vetted them A former immigration officer describes the long, grueling process of gaining refugee status in the United States. By Natasha Hall Natasha Hall has worked with refugees and on conflict for more than 10 years, specializing in the Middle East. She currently works on humanitarian […]

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LEFT: Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh. (John Marshall Mantel/Associated Press) RIGHT: Teodoro Obiang Nguema, president of Equatorial Guinea. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

The real dictators of Potomac, Maryland, suburban of Washington, DC

The real dictators of Potomac, Maryland, suburban of Washington, DC (The Washington Post) — The 22-year reign of one of Africa’s most eccentric and self-serving dictators came to an end last month when the president of Gambia — whose full title was His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh Babili Mansa — finally ceded power to […]

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Rex Tillerson Is Confirmed as US Secretary of State

Rex Tillerson Is Confirmed as US Secretary of State By GARDINER HARRIS  FEB. 1, 2017 WASHINGTON — Rex W. Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil, was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday in a 56 to 43 vote to become the nation’s 69th secretary of state just as serious strains have emerged […]

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Africa Union: Confusion over criminal court vote

The African Union has backed a plan for a collective withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, which many countries in the continent believe unfairly targets them. But the decision, taken behind closed doors at an AU summit, is not legally binding – and individual countries will still have to vote on the idea. African leaders […]

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Day laborers vote on a measure in Bay Parkway Community Job Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City in 2013. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Trump administration circulates more draft immigration restrictions

Trump administration circulates more draft immigration restrictions, focusing on protecting U.S. jobs By Abigail Hauslohner and Janell Ross (The Washington Post) — The Trump administration is considering a plan to weed out would-be immigrants who are likely to require public assistance, as well as to deport — when possible — immigrants already living in the […]

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