With many Africans celebrating France’s World Cup victory as theirs, having adopted ‘Les Bleus’ as the ‘sixth African country’ in the tournament, it begs the question: should Africans claim France’s triumph as partly theirs? Do Africans have legitimate reasons to celebrate the victory of a country still accused of causing problems on the continent?
The heroic act of scaling a building to rescue a small boy has “earned” Mamoudou Gassama, a Malian undocumented migrant in France, his French citizenship. Gassama is an illustration of the extraordinary measures Africans need to take to attain official papers in Europe
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.