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More than 250 migrants feared dead in the Mediterranean Sea

More than 250 migrants are believed to have drowned after two partially submerged dinghies were found by a rescue boat in the Mediterranean Sea. (Aljazeera) — About 250 people are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after two partially submerged rubber dinghies were found off the coast of Libya. EU countries to crackdown […]

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In this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, Ethiopian soldiers try to stop protesters in Bishoftu, Ethiopia. Violence flared again Monday in Ethiopia's restive Oromia region, where dozens of people were killed a day earlier in a stampede when police tried to disrupt an anti-government protest amid a massive religious festival. Clashes between security forces and protesters erupted Sunday evening and continued Monday morning in the towns of Bishoftu and Ambo, an Ethiopian government official and witnesses told The Associated Press. (AP Photo)

Freedom of Expression Situation in Africa report: Ethiopia, DRC & Mali: 183 killed in protests between July-December 2016

Freedom of Expression Situation in Africa report: Ethiopia, DRC & Mali: 183 killed in protests July-December 2016 (ifex) — This statement was originally published on africafex.org on 21 March 2017. A total of 183 deaths were recorded from July to December 2016 following clashes between protestors and security agents in three countries – Ethiopia, Democratic […]

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Scottish Parliament debate second independence referendum (DAY 2), before voting later today

Scottish Parliament debate second independence referendum (DAY 2), before voting later today Scottish parliament expected to back 2nd independence referendum (rt) — Scottish MPs are expected to back First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s bid for a second independence referendum when they vote later on Wednesday. The ballot for a section 30 order, the mechanism authorizing a […]

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Land Grabbing: Ugandan Farmers Call on UN to Sever Ties with Bidco Africa

Land Grabbing: Ugandan Farmers Call on UN to Sever Ties with Bidco Africa (Addis Standard) — Lake Victoria farmers cite Bidco land-grabbing, environmental destruction and human rights violations The Bugala Farmers Association has called on the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to sever its ties with Bidco Africa, a Kenya-based edible oil producer accused of […]

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More than 6,000 People Rescued from the Mediterranean Sea

More than 6,000 People Rescued from the Mediterranean Sea

More than 6,000 People Rescued from the Mediterranean Sea The refugees and migrants were rescued on the Mediterranean route from Libya to Italy in the last few days, IOM says. More than 6,000 people have been rescued on the central Mediterranean route from Libya to Italy in the last few days, as greater numbers take […]

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World Bank pledges 57 bln USD for projects in Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank pledges 57 bln USD for projects in Sub-Saharan Africa NAIROBI, March 21 (Xinhua) — The World Bank has committed 57 billion U.S dollars to development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa in the next three fiscal years, said a press release from the Bretton Woods Institution on Monday. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President […]

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Laptops, tablets to be banned on Middle East-US flights

Laptops, tablets to be banned on Middle East-US flights Devices larger than cell phones to be banned from carry-on luggage on flights from eight Muslim-majority countries (Aljazeera) –The US is barring passengers on flights originating in eight Muslim-majority countries from carrying any electronic device bigger than a mobile phone, the Department of Homeland Security said. […]

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Without a ‘world government’ technology will destroy us, says Stephen Hawking

Without a ‘world government’ technology will destroy us, says Stephen Hawking

Without a ‘world government’ technology will destroy us, says Stephen Hawking ‘This aggression may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war. We need to control this inherited instinct by our logic and reason’ (The Independent) — Stephen Hawking has warned that technology needs to be controlled in order to prevent it from destroying the […]

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Racist rebel crimes and ethnic cleansing throughout the Libyan conflict. The Guardian

Fighting between smugglers in Libya kills 22 migrants: IOM

Fighting between smugglers in Libya kills 22 migrants: IOM By Reuters For Citizen Digital Fighting between rival people-smuggling gangs on Libya Mediterranean coast has killed 22 people, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday. The dead were thought to be migrants rather than smugglers because they were sub-Saharan Africans, IOM spokesman Joel Millman said. […]

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Confession: I Created AIDS to Deliberately Depopulate Humanity

Confession: I Created AIDS to Deliberately Depopulate Humanity (Whatzp) — The scientist credited with ‘discovering’ the HIV virus, has admitted that he created AIDS in order to reduce the world’s population. Director of the Institute of Human Virology, Dr. Robert Gallo, co-discoverer of the AIDS virus, poses in the Medical Biotechnology Center in Baltimore, on […]

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Revised executive order bans travelers from six Muslim-majority countries from getting new visas

Revised executive order bans travelers from six Muslim-majority countries from getting new visas By David Nakamura and Matt Zapotosky Trump administration officials spoke to members of the media, March 6, about a new executive order imposing a ban on U.S. entry for new visa seekers from six majority-Muslim nations. Here are key moments from that […]

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Exclusive: Egypt sneaky strategy against Ethiopia

Exclusive: Egypt sneaky strategy against Ethiopia Kampala, March 5, 2017 (South Sudan News Agency) – In an exclusive interview on Sunday, a former Ugandan intelligence agent told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) that Egyptian government is actively pursuing a sneaky military strategy against Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and that Egypt is also […]

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Women and child migrants raped, beaten and starved in Libyan ‘hellholes’ says UNICEF report

Women and child migrants raped, beaten and starved in Libyan ‘hellholes’ says UNICEF report (The Telegraph) — Women and children making the dangerous journey to Europe to flee poverty and conflicts in Africa are being beaten, raped and starved in “living hellholes” in Libya, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. The Mediterranean Sea […]

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 The report pointed to a 57% rise in reported hate crimes in the UK in the week after the Brexit vote. Photograph: Tom Nicholson/Rex/Shutterstock

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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