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Cameroon: Soldiers arrested for trying to smuggle migrants to Equatorial Guinea via car booth

Two Cameroonian soldiers, Elle Patrice and Ntimbane Foumane have been arrested after they were caught trying to smuggle illegal migrants into Equatorial Guinea via car booth. The migrants who are from Cameroon, Mali and Burkina Faso were hidden inside a car booth before they were discovered.

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Israel launches plan to expel thousands of African migrants

Israel on Wednesday began implementing a plan to force tens of thousands of African migrants out of the country by April, threatening to arrest those who stay. “This plan will get under way today,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting. Under the programme, some …

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At least 270 African Migrants Including A Baby Rescued Off The Coast Of Libya

Libyan coast guards rescued at least 270 migrants off the country’s shores, a Navy official said.  The Arab and African migrants, who included women and children, were found at sea in an area between the coastal towns of Garabulli and Zliten, east of the capital, Tripoli, and were taken to …

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Amnesty accuses EU of abetting migrant rights violations in Libya

Amnesty International on Tuesday accused European governments of abetting grave human rights violations in Libya through their support for authorities there that often work with people smugglers and torture refugees and migrants. Determined to cut African immigration across the Mediterranean, the governments, via the EU, have provided support to Libya, …

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Spain rescues 104 migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea

Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved 104 migrants trying to make the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea to Europe from North Africa. The service says its rescue craft Guardamar Concepcion Arenal intercepted two boats carrying 53 and 22 migrants each overnight and early Sunday in the Strait …

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Somali man jailed for life in Italy for brutal rape, torture and murder of at least 13 migrants in Libyan camp

A Somali man has been jailed for life in Italy for raping, torturing and murdering migrants for pleasure in a desert camp he helped to run in Libya. 22-year-old Osman Matammud was found guilty of cruelty as he extorted money from migrants trying to reach Europe. Matammud killed at least …

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