African migrants

Tensions rise after 10 jump from migrant ship stranded off Italy

The ship Open Arms, at sea for 19 days with almost 100 migrants onboard, has been waiting just off the port of Lampedusa, asking permission to bring the mostly African migrants ashore, despite an Italian ban on private rescue ships docking.


Aug 20, 2019, 17:54 PM IST

Burkina Faso recalls ambassador to Libya over 'slave markets' report

Burkina Faso`s foreign minister said on Monday it had recalled its ambassador to Libya over a report that black African migrants were being auctioned as slaves there.

Nov 21, 2017, 22:30 PM IST

Migrant arrivals in Italy fall in July, rise in Spain: Frontex

Italy has been the main gateway to Europe since a 2016 deal with Ankara shut off the route from Turkey to EU member Greece, which had mostly been used by Syrian refugees.

Aug 14, 2017, 19:46 PM IST

At least 56 dead as smugglers throw 300 African migrants into Yemen sea

At least 56 people have drowned over the past 24 hours, and dozens remain missing, after human traffickers forced 300 African migrants off two Yemen-bound boats and into the sea.

Aug 10, 2017, 22:38 PM IST

Seven jailed for migrant drownings

An Italian court has sentenced seven African migrants to a total of more than 120 years in prison for the drowning of at least 12 people in Mediterranean in 2015.

Feb 21, 2017, 15:46 PM IST

260 Malians deported by Algeria allege police brutality

Some 260 Malians expelled from Algeria in a massive swoop against illegal African migrants arrived home Sunday to Monday accusing Algerian security forces of brutality and saying many had been hurt and some killed.

Dec 13, 2016, 02:36 AM IST

Israel air raid targets Gaza after rocket attack: Army

The Israeli air force targeted a Hamas military training facility in central Gaza overnight Sunday in response to a rocket attack, the army said.

Jan 25, 2016, 12:49 PM IST

Europe accused of letting Mediterranean become 'cemetery' for migrants as refugee crisis grows

Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought home the horror of the escalating refugee crisis Thursday as Europe was accused of letting the Mediterranean become a "cemetery" for migrants.

Sep 03, 2015, 22:56 PM IST

Israel starts freeing hundreds more African migrants

Israel began releasing a second group of around 600 African migrants from a desert detention centre on Wednesday after a court order, the prison authorities said.

Aug 26, 2015, 16:20 PM IST

18 migrants found dead in Niger's desert, IOM says

The bodies of 18 west African migrants hoping to reach Europe have been found in the Sahara desert near Arlit in Niger, the International Organization for Migration said on Sunday.

Jun 15, 2015, 01:13 AM IST

Libya coastguard intercepts 500 migrants

 Libya`s coastguard on Sunday intercepted five boats carrying around 500 mostly African migrants trying to reach Europe and brought them back to shore, an official said.

May 04, 2015, 05:59 AM IST

Nearly 4,100 boat migrants rescued, operations ongoing: Italy

Nearly 4,100 migrants were rescued near the coast of Libya by Italian and French navy vessels in 17 separate operations on Saturday and early on Sunday, as per reports. Italian coastguard spokesman said rescue operations are likely to continue throughout Sunday.

May 03, 2015, 20:07 PM IST

South Africa suspends Parliament to fight xenophobia

 South Africa`s Parliament will be suspended next week to enable lawmakers to return to their constituencies to spread the anti-xenophobia message, in the wake of deadly attacks on African migrants.

Apr 25, 2015, 02:24 AM IST

Muslim asylum seekers throw Christians overboard Mediterranean boat

Italian police said Thursday they had arrested a group of African migrants after witnesses said they threw 12 passengers overboard following a row about religion on a boat headed to Italy.

Apr 17, 2015, 01:49 AM IST

Israel to force African migrants to '3rd country'

Israel is set to force illegal African migrants to choose between leaving to a "safe third-party" country in Africa or face imprisonment, the interior ministry said.

Apr 01, 2015, 19:24 PM IST

Hundreds of migrants storm Spain border, 35 get through: Government

 Over 600 African migrants charged the border fence separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco on Tuesday, with at least 35 managing to climb the dangerously high barrier, including five who were injured, Spain`s government said.

Feb 10, 2015, 20:43 PM IST

Fury as new tragedy at sea exposes holes in Europe`s migrant safety net

 Horror over the fate of 29 African migrants killed by exposure as they tried to reach Italy by sea turned to fury Tuesday over what humanitarian organisations said was an avoidable tragedy.

Feb 10, 2015, 20:34 PM IST

35 African migrants feared drowned off Yemen coast

At least 35 migrants fleeing Africa were feared drowned after their boat sank off the Yemeni coast Monday, Yemeni state-run Saba news agency reported.

Feb 03, 2015, 04:42 AM IST

600 migrants storm Spain border, 30 enter: Government

 Some 600 African migrants charged at the border fence separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco on Tuesday and 30 managed to climb over, Spain`s government said.

Dec 02, 2014, 16:45 PM IST

Hundreds of migrants storm Morocco-Spain border

Some 350 African migrants tried to storm a fence from Morocco into Spanish territory on Wednesday, authorities said, the latest in a wave of desperate arrivals at Europe`s southern border.

Oct 29, 2014, 16:55 PM IST