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Spain’s Coastguard Saves 200 Migrants On Christmas Day

The Spanish coastguard said it had rescued about 200 migrants on Christmas Day, plucking them from the makeshift boats in the Mediterranean Sea. It said they were saved in a number of separate operations off the coasts of Spain and

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Illegal Migrants: 25,000 Nigerians Died In Last 10 Years – Don

By Nosa Eresoyen, Asaba A university Don, Professor Abednego Ekoko, has said that 25,000 illegal migrants died last ten years either in desert or the high sea. Professor Ekoko, a senior lecturer, Delta State University, (DELSU), who spoke to Journalists

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Over 2,000 Migrants Drown In Mediterranean This Year

More than 2,000 migrants have died since January trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, the U.N. said Tuesday, adding that more than half of them were headed for Italy. “The number of lives lost on the Mediterranean this

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Over 100 Migrants Drown Off Libyan Coast

More than 100 migrants died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coastline earlier this month, an aid agency says. Two rubber boats set off on 1 September but one of the vessels deflated and sank, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says.

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Spanish Authorities Rescues Over 400 Migrants In Mediterranean

Spain’s maritime rescue service said Sunday it had rescued 408 migrants who were attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa this weekend. The service said its rescue boats intercepted 115 migrants travelling in five small boats

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Turkey threatens to cancel EU deal over Greek coup ruling

Turkey has threatened to cancel a deal with the European Union on taking back migrants who cross over to Greece. Turkish officials are unhappy about a decision by the Greek Supreme Court not to extradite a group of eight Turkish

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Donald Trump deports 92 Africans from United States

The stiffness of Donald Trump’s policy on illegal immigrants in the United States seem to have been playing out already. Daily Nation, a Kenyan newspaper reports that Ninety nationals of Somalia and two Kenyans arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International

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Nearly 20,000 migrants turned away at Germany’s borders in 2016

German police are on track to turn away some 20,000 migrants this year at the country’s borders, airports and sea ports, local media reported on Wednesday. From January until the end of November, 19,720 people were stopped from entering the

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2016 is the deadliest year yet for migrants crossing the Mediterranean, with at least 3,800 deaths – UN

This year has become the deadliest for migrants crossing the Mediterranean bound for Europe, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday, with those seeking to make the journey from Libya at greatest risk. “We can now confirm that at least 3,800

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