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African Migrants Sent $46 Billion Back Home Last Year

AFRICANGLOBE - African migrants who are making a lot of money are increasingly eager to share that money with the countries they came from. In recent years, remittances are going back to their home countries in large volumes, as figures from the World Bank show.

African Union Slams ‘Slave’ Remark By Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister

AFRICANGLOBE - The African Union Commission has expressed dismay at the comments made by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini at a recent conference in Vienna at which he compared African immigrants to slaves.

Public Opinion Is Turning Against Israel In America

AFRICANGLOBE - The Israeli government has decided it couldn’t care less about the American administration, governments in Europe and the public opinion. The growing support in the US for sanctions against Israel is setting off alarm bells, but the government doesn’t hear a thing.

Egypt Breaks Up ‘Organ Trafficking Ring’

AFRICANGLOBE - Egyptian authorities have arrested doctors, nurses and professors suspected of being involved in an international organ trafficking ring. The arrests of at least 25 people on Tuesday also included organ buyers and middlemen, the country's Administrative Control Authority said.

Germany Wants Refugees Returned To Camps In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - The German Interior Ministry wants to stop migrants ever reaching Europe's Mediterranean coast by picking them up at sea and returning them to Africa. In what would be a huge shift for a country with one of the most generous asylum policies, the ministry says the European Union should adopt an Australian-style system under which migrants intercepted at sea are sent for processing at camps in third countries.

Australia: The Worst Place To Be An African Migrant

AFRICANGLOBE - People from Africa, particularly South Sudan, have reported facing a high level of discrimination in Australia, especially during contact with police. The finding comes from the ninth Australia Today report by the Scanlon Foundation, which examines public opinion on social cohesion, trust, immigration, asylum seekers and ethnic, cultural and religious diversity.

Migrant Haters Of Europe, You Might Want To Run And Hide,...

AFRICANGLOBE - Europe's population is steadily shrinking. And with data from the UN suggesting migrants be the answer, it might be a good idea to treat them well. Listening to British and other European right-wing politicians, you might think migrants are the plague.

Ethiopia Seeks To Protect Migrant Workers From Abuse In Middle East

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia is seeking to safeguard its migrant workers from abuses in the Middle East through a new law, a government official has said. The legislation hopes to protect Ethiopian migrants who suffer from mental and physical violations in the Middle East, the director of communication at the Labour and Social Affairs ministry Mr Girma Sheleme said.

Anger Over EU’s ‘Slave Trade’ Rhetoric As Naval Operations Begin In...

AFRICANGLOBE - More than 300 leading migration experts have collectively denounced plans for military operations against Libyan smugglers, calling them “entirely self-serving”, based on “a dangerous perversion of history”, and reminiscent of the actions of countries that enabled the 18th-century slavery business.

Europe’s Border Policy Designed To Push Refugees Into The Sea

AFRICANGLOBE - Shortly before a huge migrant boat disaster early this month, The Sun, a daily paper owned by Rupert Murdoch, published a column by British TV star and rightwing provocateur Katie Hopkins calling migrants “cockroaches” and “a plague of feral humans.” Not long after it went to press, as many as 850 refugees drowned in the Mediterranean when their wooden fishing boat capsized about sixty miles off the coast of Italy.

Mediterranean Crisis: Libyan Government Rejects EU Military Plans

AFRICANGLOBE - Libya has criticised EU proposals to authorise the use of force against people smugglers taking migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe. The Libyan ambassador to the UN told reporters that the EU's intentions were unclear and "very worrying".

Europe Panics Over The Potential Arrival Of 200,000 African Migrants

AFRICANGLOBE - The massive arrival of Africans to Italy through the Mediterranean Sea has caused a huge migrant crisis in Europe, with the Italian interior ministry ringing alarm bells that this exodus could reach 200,000 people by the end of this year.

The End Of Fortress Europe?

AFRICANGLOBE - European leaders meet on Thursday in Brussels to discuss emergency measures to protect thousands of desperate migrants making treacherous sea journeys to escape war and poverty back home.

Here’s Why Europe Will Always ‘Eat’ Africa’s Children

AFRICANGLOBE - Despite the popular calls to stop the migrations, Europe is currently ageing and shrinking fast, and so has a high demand for people. Germany and Italy are the second and third-oldest countries in the world at the moment, with half the population older then 44 years.

Up To 700 Feared Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya

AFRICANGLOBE - As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying African migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, the Times of Malta reported on Sunday. Twenty eight people were rescued in the incident, which happened in an area just off Libyan waters, 120 miles south of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, the newspaper's website reported.

17 African Migrants Killed By Libyan Government Militias

AFRICANGLOBE - At least 17 people, mostly African immigrants, were killed Tuesday during a military pursuit on the road between the northwestern city of Tarhuna and capital Tripoli, a security source said.