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2016 Deadliest Year On Record For Migrants Crossing Central Mediterranean

AFRICANGLOBE - One in every 42 migrants who crossed the Central Mediterranean route separating North Africa and Italy has died this year, up from one in every 52 in 2015, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reported Friday. "This makes 2016 to date the deadliest year on record in the Central Mediterranean," the agency said in a statement.

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.

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.

Tens Of Thousands Of Ethiopians Enslaved In Yemen

AFRICANGLOBE - Every year, many Ethiopians, escaping one of the poorest countries in the world, pay brokers to transport them across the Gulf of Aden, through Yemen, into Saudi Arabia.