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Northeastern State Expels Undocumented Ethiopian Migrants from Somalia

Undocumented Ethiopian Migrants Ordered Out of Somalia's Northeastern State AXADLE, Somalia - Authorities in Garowe, the capital of Northeastern State, have commanded unregistered Ethiopian migrants to vacate the area, citing national security concerns. Mayor Abdikhadir Mohamed Mohamud Geddi announced all unauthorized inhabitants must exit the city forthwith. No compliance, he cautioned, will result in deportation back to Ethiopia. On Sunday, during Eid-Al-Adha festivities, Geddi addressed the…

Garowe Mayor Urges Swift Removal of Unregistered Ethiopian Migrants

Garowe (AX) - Abdikhadir Mohamed Mohamud Geddi, Garowe's mayor, has commanded all Ethiopians residing illegally to vacate the town. He's threatened deportation for those who ignore this directive.Addressing journalists on Sunday, the mayor declared, "I want to send a strong directive to the unauthorized Ethiopians here. Despite our significant efforts to welcome you, the time's now up. Those lacking proper documentation must depart from Garowe immediately."Ethiopian immigrants have trickled into Garowe, the epicenter of…

Massive Influx of Migrants Floods Lampedusa Through Multiple Entries

A wave of migrant arrivals swarmed the isle of Lampedusa from May 27-28. The shelter hotspot, once empty, now houses 289 individuals. On May 27, 53 migrants, ten of them minors, landed in Lampedusa after a patrol ship intercepted their 10-meter-long vessel. The migrants from Bangladesh, Egypt, and Syria claimed they embarked from Tajura, Libya. Their boat was confiscated, and the group was transported to the Contrada Imbriacola shelter hotspot, now crowded following instructions from the Prefecture of Agrigento. An…

UN Reports 37 Migrants Vanished in Tragic Shipwreck En Route from Tunisia to Italy

A group of 37 migrants is unaccounted for following a tragic boat accident between Tunisia and Lampedusa, as reported by the International Organization for Migration on June 23, 2023. According to the IOM, the survivors, originating from sub-Saharan Africa, reached Lampedusa on Thursday night after being saved from the shipwreck by another vessel. Allegedly, the survivors embarked from Sfax, Tunisia, with 46 individuals on board, only to face a catastrophe due to harsh weather conditions resulting in the capsizing of their…

Finland Takes Action: Proposed Emergency Legislation to Curb Unauthorized Migration at Russian Border

In a bid to curb illegal asylum seekers, Finland has enacted emergency laws along its border with Russia due to political tensions stemming from the Ukraine conflict. Last year, Finland shut down its 1,340 km boundary to cope with rising migrant numbers from countries like Syria and Somalia. As Finland joined NATO, it accused Moscow of manipulating migration for political gain, a claim Russia refutes, attributing it to Western propaganda. Prime Minister Orpo stressed the necessity of the law for national security, cautioned…

Bold Strategy: Finland Unveils Plan to Deter Migrants at Russian Border

Migrants on bikes show up at the border between Russia and Finland in Salla, northern Finland on November 23, 2023. In response to the influx of asylum seekers from Russia, Finland plans to pass a law allowing border officials to stop them, risking a breach of international agreements. Last year, Finland closed its border with Russia due to a surge in arrivals from countries like Syria and Somalia. It accused Moscow of using migration as a tool against the EU, a claim the Kremlin denies. By joining NATO and signing a…

Ethiopian Migrants Deserted in Remote Kenyan Wilderness by Traffickers

Reports from local media in Kenya indicate that authorities have detained 24 Ethiopians who were abandoned in a remote bush in Isiolo county in the north-east. These individuals sought refuge at a nearby police station in the Merti area after being deserted by their suspected traffickers over the weekend. The culprits, who remain unidentified, were trying to evade detection at checkpoints along the Isiolo-Nairobi highway. According to the immigrants, their ultimate destination was South Africa, having crossed the border…

Heroic Rescue: 200 Somali and Ethiopian Migrants Saved from Trafficking Operation in Libya

In the city of Mogadishu, about 200 migrants mainly from Somalia and Ethiopia were rescued from a trafficking ring in a town in southeastern Libya. The army's spokesperson, Walid Alorafi, revealed that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) carried out the operation and found migrants, including women, children, and older adults, who showed signs of torture and gunshot wounds. These migrants were discovered in a secret location in Kufra village, where they had been kept captive for up to seven months with hopes of…

Over 100 Migrants Liberated from Captivity in Southern Libya, Official Reports

The North African nation of Libya serves as a crucial passage for migrants attempting to reach Europe in search of better opportunities, according to TRT Afrika. A total of 107 migrants, including women and children, were rescued from confinement in a southeastern Libyan town, as per a security officer's statements on Monday. Spokesperson Walid Alorafi of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Benghazi revealed that the migrants had been held captive for as long as seven months with the desire to travel to Europe.…

Rwanda’s Hope Hostel designated to accommodate migrants expelled from UK in English

In this episode, Eye on Africa explores the Hope Hostel in Kigali, where Rwanda is accommodating migrants deported from Britain. The first batch may arrive in a few months under a contentious policy. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe cracks down on black market money traders to stabilize the recently introduced Zig currency. Plus, we delve into the increasing presence of women in the Egyptian rap scene.

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