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African Migrants In Russia Describe ‘Hell On Earth’

AFRICANGLOBE - First they spat angry words at Remy Bazie. Then they struck him in the face with an iron bar, knocking him unconscious. The men who jumped the Ivory Coast migrant at a crowded Moscow train station did not rob him. But they damaged his jaw to the degree that doctors had to install a metal plate to hold it in place.

Israel Court Condemns Policy Of Detaining Africans In Desert Camp

AFRICANGLOBE - Israel's high court has condemned a detention facility for migrants from Africa. The court ruled 7-2 Monday that Israel must close the Holot detention center, which holds African migrants up to a year without trial, and release the more than 2,000 people there within 90 days.

African Immigrants Shifting National And New York Demographics

AFRICANGLOBE - Between 2000 and 2010, the number of legal African immigrants in the United States about doubled, to around one million. During that single decade, according to the most reliable estimates, more Africans arrived in this country on their own than were imported directly to North America during the more than four centuries of the slave trade.

Scores Of African Migrants Murdered On Smuggler’s Boat

AFRICANGLOBE - Survivors of a vessel smuggling African migrants from Libya to Italy last week describe tales of brutality and mass murder during their voyage. The International Organization for Migration reports the boat sailed from Libya with 750 migrants aboard and arrived in Italy with 569. It says as many as 180 people are believed to have perished.

African Immigrants In Libya Being Tortured

AFRICANGLOBE - Guards in migrant detention centers under Libyan government control have tortured and otherwise abused African migrants and asylum seekers, including with severe whippings, beatings, and electric shocks.

Scores Of African Migrants Drown Off Yemeni Coast

AFRICANGLOBE - At least sixty migrants from Ethiopia and Somalia along with two Yemeni crew members drowned on May 31 in the worst such tragedy off the coast of Yemen this year, the UN has said.

Arab Gangs Threatening To Kill And Sell Organs Of African Migrants

AFRICANGLOBE - Arab gangs are threatening to kill and sell the organs of African migrants if relatives refuse to pay ransoms in time. European crime agency Europol has said the migrants are being kidnapped by criminals who then demand family and friends living in Europe pay thousands of euros for their release.

Italy Denounced For Hosing Down – Disinfecting African Migrants In Cold...

AFRICANGLOBE - Italy's governing regime has promised an investigation into the treatment of migrants after a video was taken of naked African refugees being hosed down and disinfected in cold weather at a holding center on the southern island of Lampedusa.

After Saudi Arabia Israel Now Target Ethiopians

AFRICANGLOBE - As Ethiopians expelled from Saudi Arabia continue filing back into the country, Israel is also planning the mass expulsion of Ethiopians, possibly as early as January 2014. Some 60,000 migrants from different African countries - particularly Eritrea and Sudan, which makes up the lion's share at some 90 pc of the total - have entered Israel in recent years through the Sinai Peninsula.

2 Dead As Vigilantes, Saudi Police Clash With African Migrants

AFRICANGLOBE - Thousands of African migrants residing illegally in Saudi Arabia's main city of Riyadh surrendered to police on Sunday, residents said, a day after two people were killed in violent clashes between Ethiopians and vigilante residents backed by police.

Europe Urges Malta to Let In Stranded African Migrants

AFRICANGLOBE - The Maltese government said Tuesday it would not allow a tanker carrying 102 migrants to enter its waters despite a request from the European Commission to allow the passengers to disembark in Malta on humanitarian grounds.

Malta Refuses EU Demand To Accept Rescued African Migrants

AFRICANGLOBE - The Maltese government has refused to allow a tanker which rescued 102 African migrants to dock in Malta. Among those aboard the tanker are an injured woman, four pregnant women and a five-month-old baby. "Call us harsh, call us heartless, but we are not pushovers," the Maltese prime minister said.

Tel Aviv Hospital Bar Africans From Visiting Patients, Citing Health Concerns

AFRICANGLOBE - The director of Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv announced Monday that entry to the hospital will be denied to Africans. Husbands of women in labor or parents of children that are hospitalized will only be granted entry as long as they are wearing identification tags.

Israel To Expel Thousands Of African Migrants To Unidentified Third Country

AFRICANGLOBE - Israel has struck a deal to expel thousands of African immigrants to an unnamed country in return for supplying it with military aid, the Yediot Aharonot newspaper said on Wednesday.

Over 30,000 African Migrants and Migrants Arrive in Yemen So Far...

AFRICANGLOBE - In Yemen, UNHCR has recorded the arrival of over 30,000 refugees and migrants so far this year. Most are Ethiopian nationals, with the rest coming from Somalia and a very small number from other African countries. In total, and since 2006 when UNHCR began gathering data, close to half a million people (477,000) have arrived in Yemen by taking the perilous boat journey from the Horn of Africa.

Ethiopians In Yemen Describe Kidnapping and Torture by Arab Smugglers

AFRICANGLOBE - Record numbers of migrants from the Horn of Africa are crossing into Yemen, most of them on their way to find better opportunities in Saudi Arabia and other rich Gulf countries. But many do not make it any further. Seeking a new life, they end up unwitting victims of a smuggling racket designed to exploit the migrants at each juncture of their journey.