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Losing Hope in United States, Migrants Make Icy Crossing to Canada

Losing Hope in United States, Migrants Make Icy Crossing to Canada Losing Hope in U.S., Migrants Make Icy Crossing to Canada By CATHERINE PORTER, DAN LEVIN and IAN AUSTEN WINNIPEG, Manitoba (The New York Times) — Almost three months after Bashir Yussuf watched Donald J. Trump win the presidential election, he made his way to Noyes, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Red Crescent: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya

Red Crescent: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya At least 74 bodies recovered from beach in western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea, Red Crescent says. Libya’s Red Crescent has said that 74 bodies of refugees have washed ashore in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea. The aid organisation’s spokesman […]

The migrant slave trade is booming in Libya. Why is the world ignoring it?

The migrant slave trade is booming in Libya. Why is the world ignoring it? By Ross Kemp I’ve seen the dangerous route to Europe through Libya, with thousands of people at the mercy of cruelty for profit. But our leaders prefer to keep them there (The Guardian) — It’s a mass grave that we don’t […]

Ministers want to divert aid from Africa to eastern Europe

Ministers want to divert aid from Africa to eastern Europe ‘to get better Brexit deal’ Department for International Development insists proposal is illegal under international rules (Independent) — Some senior ministers reportedly want to divert aid from “wasteful” projects in Africa and Asia to allies in eastern Europe in a bid to get a better […]

Museveni weighs-in on US-Russia row, warms up to Donald Trump

Museveni weighs-in on US-Russia row, warms up to Trump By Frederic Musisi KAMPALA (Daily Monitor) — President Museveni has sucked himself into the ongoing verbal rattling between liberals and conservatives over new US President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, by penning a missive proposing a middle ground in the divisive international politics. […]

Churchill Starved 3 Million Indians to Death in the Man-Made Famine of 1943

The great hero of the Anglo-American world did his best to keep up with Stalin and Hitler Churchill’s Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India during World War II is a book by a science journalist Madhusree Mukerjee. It tells of British policy in India in the Second World War and how it […]

US Senator proposes a bill to crackdown on immigration including DV

US Senator proposes a bill to crackdown on immigration including DV Download bill (Politico) — Now, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a reliable Trump ally, is taking steps to execute that part of the president’s immigration vision — and it could provoke a showdown between two competing ends of the GOP: the working-class populists led by […]

Black Africans – Are Afro-Arabs More Racist Than Whites?

Black Africans – Are Afro-Arabs More Racist Than Whites? BY FREDRICK NGUGI As Black Africans in the Western world contend with everyday racial discrimination and abuse, their lookalikes in some parts of Africa suffer the same kind of malevolence in the hands of fellow Africans. (Face 2 Face Africa) — Often times we hear of […]

Africa: CIA Blocks Trump’s Africa Policy Pick – What Now?

Africa: CIA Blocks Trump’s Africa Policy Pick – What Now? By Reed Kramer and Tami Hultman Washington, DC (All Africa) — Africa policy in the Trump White House has become more difficult to predict following reports that the senior director for Africa on the National Security Council is out. Citing two sources “with direct knowledge”, […]

Insecurity in Yemen threatens incoming refugees and migrants

Insecurity in Yemen threatens incoming refugees and migrants UNHCR launches campaign to highlight dangers to thousands of people – most from Ethiopia and Somalia – who continue head to Yemen despite the raging conflict. By: UNHCR staff SANA’A, Yemen (UNHCR) – Mention to someone the words “Yemen” and “refugees” and they will certainly have in mind […]

I can’t get angry at Trump when I look at our local idiots in Addis

I can’t begin to get angry at Trump when I look at our local idiots doing silly in Addis IN SUMMARY Elegant or crude in word and in deed, the American head of state goes to bed knowing that most of his people will go to their beds tonight with full bellies. Which cannot be […]

Middle East: Yemeni Ballistic Missile Strikes Saudi Capital

(AhlulBayt News Agency) – The Yemeni army made the announcement of their first ever attack on the city via a statement released by the official state Yemen news agency on Sunday. In the statement, they claimed that the missile had been launched at a Saudi military base located to the west of the capital in retaliation […]

Trump’s ‘ America first’ vow sparks fears for Africa initiatives

Trump’s ‘ America first’ vow sparks fears for Africa initiatives (FT.com) — President could rethink crucial aid and trade programmes, policymakers warn Donald Trump’s “America first” pledge could threaten Washington’s three biggest health and trade initiatives in Africa, US and African experts and politicians warn. Concern focuses on three bipartisan programmes, backed by successive presidents, […]

Refugees are already vigorously vetted. I know because I vetted them

Refugees are already vigorously vetted. I know because I vetted them A former immigration officer describes the long, grueling process of gaining refugee status in the United States. By Natasha Hall Natasha Hall has worked with refugees and on conflict for more than 10 years, specializing in the Middle East. She currently works on humanitarian […]

The real dictators of Potomac, Maryland, suburban of Washington, DC

The real dictators of Potomac, Maryland, suburban of Washington, DC (The Washington Post) — The 22-year reign of one of Africa’s most eccentric and self-serving dictators came to an end last month when the president of Gambia — whose full title was His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh Babili Mansa — finally ceded power to […]

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‘100 U.S Visas per Year for Ethiopia’ – Trump Signs Executive Order

‘100 U.S Visas per Year for Ethiopia’ – Donald Trump Signs Executive Order (USA Television) — The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has signed an executive order placing a quota on the number of visas to be issued by the United States Embassy in Addis Ababa to Ethiopians. The executive order, which bans […]

Rex Tillerson Is Confirmed as US Secretary of State

Rex Tillerson Is Confirmed as US Secretary of State By GARDINER HARRIS  FEB. 1, 2017 WASHINGTON — Rex W. Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil, was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday in a 56 to 43 vote to become the nation’s 69th secretary of state just as serious strains have emerged […]

Africa Union: Confusion over criminal court vote

The African Union has backed a plan for a collective withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, which many countries in the continent believe unfairly targets them. But the decision, taken behind closed doors at an AU summit, is not legally binding – and individual countries will still have to vote on the idea. African leaders […]

Trump administration circulates more draft immigration restrictions

Trump administration circulates more draft immigration restrictions, focusing on protecting U.S. jobs By Abigail Hauslohner and Janell Ross (The Washington Post) — The Trump administration is considering a plan to weed out would-be immigrants who are likely to require public assistance, as well as to deport — when possible — immigrants already living in the […]

Hundreds of U.S. Diplomats Protest Trump Immigration Ban

Hundreds of U.S. Diplomats Protest Trump Immigration Ban in Internal Memos The surge of signatures sows early tension between Trump and Foggy Bottom, while the White House tells them to get with the program “or go.” (Foreign Policy) — The number of State Department officials signing memos protesting President Donald Trump’s immigration and refugee ban […]

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