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Africa

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  • Immigrants describe threats in South Africa

    Fearful immigrants in South Africa who fled their homes because of threats and deadly attacks by South Africans said Sunday they were targeted in some cases by longtime neighbors and people who warned they would assault anyone carrying a foreign passport....
  • South Africa faces crisis over anti-immigrant attacks

    South Africa's president on Saturday canceled a foreign trip in order to deal with a wave of attacks on immigrants that have killed at least six people. In the latest violence, mobs attacked shops owned by foreign nationals in a poor area of Johannesburg....
  • Pope asks Europe to do more for rescued migrants flooding into Italy

    Pope asks Europe to do more for rescued migrants flooding into Italy
    Pope Francis on Saturday joined Italy in pressing the European Union to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys on smugglers' boats to flee war, persecution or...
  • Amid growing migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea

    The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift at sea who had suffered grave burn injuries in a cooking gas explosion before departing Libya, and then were forced onto a...
  • UN: Assailants attack convoy, kill 2, wound 1 in north Mali

    Two assailants attacked a United Nations convoy of civilian workers in northern Mali, killing two and wounding another, the peacekeeping mission said Saturday. After stopping the convoy, "the assailants shot the two drivers before setting the vehicles on...
  • South African students must take movement to society for real progress

    South African students must take movement to society for real progress
    On April 9, a larger-than-life bronze statue of Cecil John Rhodes was removed from its perch at the University of Cape Town. Before the statue was hoisted into a truck and taken away, the black university students who had successfully demanded its removal...
  • Germany flies over 100 people from Yemen to Djibouti

    The German government says it has flown more than 100 citizens of Germany and other countries out of Yemen on a plane chartered from a Jordanian airline. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the flight from the Yemeni capital, San'a, landed...
  • City officials certify results from general election

    City officials certify results from general election
    Burbank officials on Friday certified the election results from the city’s Tuesday general election, which had Will Rogers and incumbent Councilwoman Emily Gabel-Luddy winning two open seats on the City Council. Armond Aghakhanian beat out Greg...
  • Aid workers fear 'catastrophe' if Kenya closes massive Dadaab camp

    Aid workers fear 'catastrophe' if Kenya closes massive Dadaab camp
    With makeshift tents and tin sheds spread out along red dusty roads, the Dadaab refugee camp has seen a generation born and grow up in its more than 20 years. But Kenyan authorities say that the camp's more than 350,000 residents have to leave within...
  • Greece seeks more EU aid to cope with soaring immigration

    Greece appealed to its European Union partners Friday for more help in policing its sea borders as immigrants increasingly make dangerous journeys to escape war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa. Deputy Minister for Merchant Marine Thodoros...
  • Attacks on foreigners spread in South Africa; weekend violence feared

    Attacks on foreigners spread in South Africa; weekend violence feared
    Attacks against immigrants in South Africa spread Friday to the largest city, Johannesburg, raising fears of a weekend of violence in tense townships. Hundreds of immigrants fled their homes and took shelter in police stations in different areas of...