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Rwanda:Rwanda Open to Host Over 30,000 Immigrants From Libya
[New Times] Rwanda could host up to 30,000 African immigrants currently stuck in Libya where they are exposed to all forms of abuse, including being sold openly in slave markets in the Northern Africa country.
11/23/2017 05:28 AM
Egypt:Anti-Terror States Add 2 Entities, 11 Individuals to Terrorist Blacklist
[Egypt Online] The Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ); Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain, added two entities and 11 individuals to its blacklist.
11/23/2017 02:15 PM
Africa:Report On Slave Auctions in Libya Sparks Protests in Paris
[This is Africa] Protesters gathered outside the Libyan Embassy in central Paris following an exclusive CNN investigation into migrant auctions in Libya. A dozen Black African men were seen being sold at an auction outside of the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Some of them were auctioned off for as little as $400.
11/23/2017 12:43 PM
Libya:France Seeks UN Meeting on Apparent Slave Auctions in Libya
[VOA] France is seeking an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to discuss the alleged sale of African migrants as slaves.
11/23/2017 11:56 AM
West Africa:Alpha Blondy Wants AU, ECOWAS Action After CNN Exposé On Libya Migrants
[ANGOP] Yamoussoukro -Legendary Ivorian reggae musician, Alpha Blondy, known in private life as Seydou Kone has again waded into the debate for sub-Saharan African leaders to help protect their citizens wherever they find themselves.
11/23/2017 09:42 AM
Libya:Slave Auctions May Be Crime Against Humanity - UN Chief
[Independent (Kampala)] United Nations, United States | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday he was horrified by video footage showing migrants being sold as slaves in Libya and that these auctions should be investigated as possible crimes against humanity.
11/23/2017 09:35 AM
Gambia:Is Illegal Migration Stoppable?
[The Point] Some six years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi and the wave of arrival of migrants crossing the country that followed, never the African and international opinion had been so shocked by what is happening in Libya. The Point newspaper offers you a thorough analysis to understand the ins and outs of this unprecedented migration crisis.
11/23/2017 09:34 AM
Libya:Migration Crisis Fuelling Slave Trade
[RFI] African migrants in Libya have begun returning to their home countries. Côte d'Ivoire repatriated over 350 citizens from Tripoli on Wednesday, after video footage appearing to show migrants being auctioned off as slaves sparked global outcry. The UN says the auctions may amount to crimes against humanity.
11/23/2017 09:08 AM
Namibia:Namibia Calls for Immediate Application of UN Resolutions On Western Sahara
[SPS] Windhoek (Namibia) -The Republic of Namibia, called for urgent implementation of the United Nations resolutions related to the Saharawi question that guarantee the right of the Sahrawi people to freedom and independence in the framework of the annual meeting organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Namibia, for the accredited diplomatic corps, diplomatic missions and international organizations, the minister of foreign affairs of Namibia, presented her country's position on the different international issues, reiterati
11/23/2017 02:24 PM
Egypt:Sisi Approves Egyptian-Uruguayan Agreement On Customs Cooperation
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi issued a decree approving an agreement signed between Egypt and Uruguay on fostering cooperation and exchanging expertise in the field of customs.
11/23/2017 02:20 PM
Libya:Treating Human Beings As Slaves in Libya Must Stop
[The Point] Hundreds of activists flocked to the Libyan Embassy in Paris on Saturday, angered by the government's failure to tackle people smuggling after a CNN report unveiled a network of migrant slave auctions in Libya.
11/23/2017 09:33 AM
West Africa:Senegalese President Calls On West Africa to Repatriate Trafficked Citizens From Libya
[Premium Times] President Macky Sall of Senegal has called on ECOWAS member states to facilitate the repatriation of its citizens being trafficked in Libya.
11/23/2017 09:31 AM
Libya:President Macky Sall Seeks Greater Action Against Perpetrators of Slavery in Libya
[Vanguard] The President of Senegal, Macky Sall, on Tuesday, called on the international community to act fast against perpetrators of slavery and other acts of human right abuses in Lybia.
11/23/2017 09:30 AM
Africa:World Community Has 'Collective Responsibility' to Stop Human Trafficking, Support Victims - UN Chief
[UN News] Briefing the Security Council Tuesday, top United Nations officials, including the Secretary-General and the head of the Organization's anti-crime office, underscored the international community's collective responsibility to stop criminals and terrorists from preying on vulnerable populations and migrants.
11/23/2017 09:29 AM
Libya:Anti-Human Trafficking Fight - Edo Has Built Systems to Receive Returnees
[This Day] ... seeks Italy, EU, others support to sustain efforts
11/23/2017 09:14 AM
Morocco:Spain - 225,444 Moroccans Affiliated to Social Security
[MAP] Madrid -Some 225,444 Moroccans were affiliated to social security in Spain by the end of October compared to 216,417 by the end of September, according to official figures.
11/23/2017 08:43 AM
Libya:IHRDA Denounces Sale of Humans As Slaves in Libya
[Foroyaa] The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), has decried the sale of migrants as slaves in Libya, a statement issued on Tuesday evening said.
11/23/2017 08:43 AM
Libya:Illegal Immigration - 250 Cameroonians Return From Libya
[Cameroon Tribune] They arrived at the Yaounde Nsimalen Airport, Tuesday night amidst tears of joy.
11/23/2017 08:10 AM
Rwanda:Govt Offers to Support Migrants Stuck in Libya
[New Times] Rwanda will consider taking in stateless refugees many of whom continue to suffer all sorts of injustices in northern Libya, including being traded as slaves.
11/23/2017 05:22 AM
Egypt:Sisi Approves Kuwaiti Fund Grant for Improving Syrian Refugees Conditions
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi issued a decree approving a 15-million-dollar grant deal with the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development.
11/23/2017 02:20 PM
Egypt:PM Holds Talks With Indian Investors On Bolstering Bilateral Cooperation
[Egypt Online] Prime Minister Sherif Ismail conferred on Wednesday 22/11/2017 with a delegation from Indian industrial companies.
11/23/2017 02:19 PM
Egypt:PM Heads for Germany to Undergo Surgery
[Egypt Online] Prime Minister Sherif Ismail left on Thursday 23/11/2017 for Germany to undergo a surgery.
11/23/2017 03:56 PM
Egypt:PM Chairs Meeting On Partnership With Private Sector
[Egypt Online] Prime Minister Sherif Ismail chaired on Wednesday 22/11/2017 a meeting of the higher committee charged with promoting partnership with the private sector.
11/23/2017 02:22 PM
Egypt:Sisi Confers With Schneider Electric CEO On Technology Transfer
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received on Thursday Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Multinational Electricity Company Schneider Electric Jean-Pascal Tricoire and a number of company officials.
11/23/2017 02:21 PM
Rwanda:Rwanda's Door Wide Open to All African Brothers and Sisters Still Held in Captivity
[Rwanda Govt] Rwanda, like the rest of the world, was horrified by the images of the tragedy currently unfolding in Libya, where African men, women and children who were on the road to exile, have been held and turned into slaves. Given Rwanda's political philosophy and our own history, we cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated and auctioned off like cattle.
11/23/2017 11:00 AM
North Africa:UN to Spotlight Synergies and Trade-Offs On Global Goals in the Arab Region
[UN News] Interactions between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be a core focus of a regional meeting organized by the United Nations office in Beirut, Lebanon on Monday, 20 November.
11/23/2017 09:51 AM
Morocco:HRH Princess Lalla Salma Chairs in Marrakech Celebration of National Day Against Cancer
[MAP] Marrakech -HRH Princess Lalla Salma, chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment, chaired on Wednesday evening at the Palais des Congrès in Marrakech, the celebration of the national day against cancer.
11/23/2017 08:42 AM
Libya:U.S. Launches New Airstrikes Against Islamic State in Libya
[VOA] The U.S. military has launched new airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Libya, officials tell VOA. U.S. Africa Command spokesperson Robyn Mack said the strikes occurred on November 17 and 19 near Fuqaha "in coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA)."
11/22/2017 02:05 PM
Libya:Will Gambia Reach Out to the Authorities in Libya to Protect Its Citizens?
[Foroyaa] A former Libyan Ambassador had earlier volunteered to look after the affairs of Gambians stranded in Libya. The Government should explore the possibility of having a Libyan citizen serving as Honourary Counsel, in order to protect the interest of Gambians stranded in Libya. It is reported that they are given information that monies are to be given to them by IOM upon their return. Their expectations are being frustrated which has led to some disquiet. Their plight should be handled with greater sensitivity
11/22/2017 09:17 PM
Egypt:Suez Canal Nov. Tolls Exceed U.S.$455 Million, Says Chairman
[Egypt Online] Egypt's Suez Canal revenues surged 17.1 percent year-on-year in November 2017, Suez Canal Authority chairman Mohab Mamish said on Tuesday 21/11/2017.
11/22/2017 01:56 PM