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Bodies Of 74 African Refugees Wash Up On Libyan Beach

AFRICANGLOBE - The bodies of 74 African refugees who drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe have washed up on a beach west of the Libyan capital, the Red Crescent said Tuesday.

Dozens Of Drowned African Refugees Wash Up On Libyan Coast

AFRICANGLOBE - The bodies of at least 85 people who drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea were found washed up on beaches near the Libyan city of Zuwarah, a Red Crescent official has said. Al-Khamis al-Bosaifi said on Thursday that most of the victims appeared to be African, though their bodies were decomposed and it was not clear when they had drowned.

Israel Releases African Refugees From Prison Camp

AFRICANGLOBE - In 2012, Israeli lawmakers passed an “anti-infiltration” law allowing for the detention of African refugees and asylum seekers without charge. The following year, Israel opened the Holot prison camp deep in its Negev desert, surrounded by fences and barbed wire. Israel since has sent over 1,700 refugees to Holot, a strategy that critics say is meant to coerce refugees into leaving voluntarily.

The Mediterranean Crisis: Western Media’s Deadly Disinformation

AFRICANGLOBE - The tragic death of hundreds of African refugees last week in the Mediterranean Sea has once again brought to light the deadly hypocrisy of Western leaders and their mainstream Press. Omissions and distortions are disconnecting the catastrophic event from its roots, preventing the real culprits from being publicly exposed. Were the victims Libyan “migrants seeking a better life in Europe”, or rather refugees fleeing a war zone created and fuelled by Western powers?

Cowardly Black Caucus Ignores Israeli Apartheid

AFRICANGLOBE - Nobody celebrates victories against racism and apartheid a generation or two back more often and more lavishly than the Congressional Black Caucus. It’s something they must do constantly not just because some of those victories made their careers possible, but because apart from their own careers, they haven’t accomplished much in the last 40 years.

In Israel, Africans Rap Of Broken Promises

AFRICANGLOBE - “Being Black is bad enough. If the Israelis hear us speaking Arabic as well, it gets difficult,” jokes Mo-Yassin. Israel’s right-wing government passed legislation in December 2013 whereby authorities can imprison African refugees for up to a year without trial, and in the same month it opened the Holot concentration camp.

Israel Continues To Mistreat Africans, Despite High Court Order

AFRICANGLOBE - Israel's Interior Ministry’s Population, Immigration and Border Authority announced on Monday morning that it had ceased summoning asylum seekers to the Holot detention facility, but its officials have continued to order Africans to the facility. The authority is also refusing to cancel summonses given out after the High Court of Justice ruled that the Holot center must be closed within 90 days.

High Court Rules Israel’s Detention Of Africans Illegal And Must Stop

AFRICANGLOBE - Israel's High Court of Justice ordered the state on Monday to close the Holot concentration camp for African refugees within 90 days, a dramatic decision that marked the first time the court has ever struck down two versions of the same law. Justice Uzi Vogelman, who wrote the majority ruling, termed conditions at Holot “wretched” and said the court was justified in overturning a law enacted by the Knesset for the second time because the legislation “violates human rights in an essential, deep and fundamental way.”

Israel Illegally Forcing African Refugees To Leave

AFRICANGLOBE - Israel has come under fierce criticism from rights groups for its immigration policy and treatment of African asylum seekers, particularly over its Holot detention center where illegal immigrants can be held for up to a year. "Israeli officials say they want to make the lives of 'infiltrators' so miserable that they leave Israel,

Left To Die: Africans In Israel Not Given Missile Safety Information

AFRICANGLOBE - As missile warning sirens sound across Israel, tens of thousands of Africans have allegedly been left confused and alone, without information from the government on what to do to protect themselves and their families.

Retaliation?: Israeli Security In Vicious Attack On Africans

AFRICANGLOBE - "Israel trampled our rights; we are desperate and therefore intend to return to Sinai and Egypt, even if it would risk our lives. We are ready to die, since we have nothing left,"

Israel Begins Expulsion Of African Refugees

AFRICANGLOBE - Israel has begun deporting African refugees from Sudan and Eritrea to Uganda, according to reports by an Israeli news outlets. Quoting senior government officials, Israeli media reported that over the past months dozens refugees had either left or agreed to leave Israel for Uganda.

Africans Demand Freedom In Israel, Which Vows To Jail Them All

AFRICANGLOBE - - African refugees living in Israel are staging a series of protests, marching on public squares, foreign embassies and government offices in the hope that international attention will provide what Israelis have not: an opportunity to remain in the country they risked their lives to reach.

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.

Jail All Africans: UN Criticizes Israel’s African Refugee Policy

AFRICANGLOBE - Israel's policy toward African refugees seeking asylum has been widely criticized by human rights activists and NGOs. But that has not stopped Israel from repeatedly violating international law and the treaties it signed to protect refugee rights.

Lampedusa Migrant Deaths: The Real Face of the European Union

AFRICANGLOBE - Horrific images of hundreds of drowned African refugees off the coast of the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa reveal the real face of the European Union. Twenty-one years after the signing of the Treaty of Maastricht, the project of European unification under White capitalism has turned into a nightmare in every respect.