Italy, Ethiopia sign 20 million euro migration agreement

Refugees from East African countries including Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia gather outside the offices of the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR in 6th October City on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, demanding they be resettled outside Egypt. Photo©Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAAid agencies and donors signed a 20 million euro grant agreement on Thursday to stem irregular migration from Northern and Central Ethiopia.

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Ghana scraps visas for African nationals

File photo©Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPAGhana has scrapped visas for African nationals using its only international airport as a way of promoting tourism and investment in the West African country.

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African Union to launch e-passport in July

File photo©ReutersThe African Union will launch an electronic passport (e-passport) at its next summit in July as it prepares for a unified travel document for the continent.

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Ethiopians, Somalis continue to flock to war-torn Yemen

Ethiopians and Somalians continue to flock to war-torn Yemen despite the worsening civil war in that country, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has said.

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The fluid world of the 21st century

Towards the end of his life, the Palestinian intellectual Edward Said declared that homeland was no longer important to him. He had spent his life as an exile, and he saw the violence and damage that a sense of place could create – especially when that space was contested by peoples who sought its sole ownership.

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Niger's Agadez, a smugglers’ haven

Photos© Issouf Sanogo/AFPIn Agadez, on the edge of the Sahara, an entire economy has grown up around the West African migrants trying to reach Libya and beyond

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Africa to get $3.8 bn to stem migrants crisis

File photo©ReutersAfrican countries will receive $3.8 billion in aid from Europe in exchange for help to tackle the migration crisis affecting rich countries, it has been revealed.

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101 South Africa-bound Indian migrants abandoned by fixers in Uganda

A group of 101 Indians have been abandoned in three hotels in Kampala, Uganda by two of their compatriots, who transported them from India after promising them jobs in South Africa.

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Saudi Arabia announces 3,000 jobs for Ugandans, 3 million more jobs in 5 years

Saudi Arabia has announced that it has 3,000 job opportunities for Ugandans, as the two countries signed an agreement to better working conditions and improve the efficiencies of migrant workers from the African nation working in the Middle East country.

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EU to invest in West Africa to check emigration

Photo©ReutersThe European Union has moved to check emigration from West Africa by voting to invest 1.15 billion euros in aid for West Africa through to 2020.

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Africa-France: Life after #JeSuisCharlie

Citizens leapt to the defence of the French Republic, though her ideals of equality remain out of reach. Photo©Stephane Mahe/ReutersCan you be Muslim and French? African and French? The country of 'liberty, equality and fraternity' supports the idea of a universal French identity, but immigrants and their families often face unemployment, discrimination and other challenges.

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South Africa introduces tough immigration regulations

Photo©ReutersSouth Africa has introduced a new set of tough visa regulations that has left the tourism and airlines on the edge amid fears they will force tourists to stay away from the country.

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Ghana, a place for African-Americans to resettle

US President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, at the door of no return at Cape Coast castle. Photo©ReutersAfter passing the "Right of Abode" law, which grants African Americans an indefinite "right to stay," Ghana became the first to open its doors to people of African descent to settle in the country. African-Americans and some Caribbeans have slowly trickled back but the process of obtaining a permanent resident status is long and frustrating.

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People are at the heart of China-Africa engagement

While the state-level connections – trade, investment, bilateral agreements and loans – continue to claim most of the headlines, it is worth remembering that these connections are peopled, says Yoon Jung Park, Convener-coordinator at the Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network.

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Africa's emigrants turn eastward

File Photo©ReutersHigher economic growth does not mean that people will stay put, and many Africans in search of opportunities now head to Asia.

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Remittances to developing nations to hit $500 billion in 2015: U.N. official

An estimated 230 million migrants will send $500 billion in remittances to developing countries in 2015, a flow of capital expected to do more to reduce poverty than all development aid combined, a senior official of the U.N. agricultural bank said.

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Africa-China: Obstacles surmounted from generation to generation

Photo©Courtesy of Barry SultaneBarry Sultane, a 60-year-old Guinean, settled in China 12 years ago. He trades in machinery and chemicals, with customers in Africa and the US. He lives with his wife and three children in Guangzhou.

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Africa-Asia: Go East Young Man!

Chinese people are travelling in increasing numbers to Africa, and Africans are working and studying in China. Photo©STR/AFPAfricans in China are learning from its breakneck growth and profiting from its cheap manufacturing. But what is life really like for them? The Africa Report travelled to the 'Asian eldorado' to find out.

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Europe’s sea rescue mission questioned after latest migrant’s deaths

Photo©ReutersEuropean governments have been urged to improve their rescue missions following the deaths of over 300 migrants who drowned after attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea.

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Around 20 migrants reported dead off Malta

File photo©ReutersMaltese patrol boats picked up a migrant dinghy with 80 people aboard but 20 others were reported to have died during the voyage, the Times of Malta said on Thursday.

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