In a sexist and discriminatory move the Ghanaian Immigration Service (GIS) has disqualified candidates with bleached skin and stretch marks from a massive recruitment exercise. Also barred are people with tattoos, dreadlocks and “bow legs”
The UN refugee agency is to evacuate thousands of vulnerable refugees from Libya next year, its country representative said on Tuesday.
The African Union (AU), European Union (EU) and United Nations (UN) have decided to put in place a task force in Libya to check migrant abuses in the north African country.
In 1994 the world wasn’t there for Rwanda in its hour of need, not even the African Union. In 2017, Rwanda is offering to take in migrants from Libya and has shown itself as a truly Pan-African nation by opening its doors to fellow Africans, moving beyond the rhetoric.
African and European leaders are in Ivory Coast’s capital, Abidjan for the fifth African Union-European Union Summit. The Summit marks 10 years since the adoption of the Africa-EU Strategy.
The plight of migrants in Libya has garnered fresh attention after an outcry over reports of slave auctions in the country, an enormous transit hub for sub-Saharan Africans seeking to reach Europe.
Libya has been suffering security and political chaos since the murder of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, and measures are being put to protect the country’s valuable cultural assets such as those located in Sabratha.