Tag Archives: Africa

European Union governments agreed to step up deportations of illegal immigrants

European Union governments agreed on Thursday to step up deportations of illegal immigrants and discussed creating an border guard force among measures to cope with a surge in refugees from Syria’s civil war. “Increased return rates should act as a … read more

Germany open to 500,000 refugees each year as crisis grows on continent

BERLIN — With Germany promising to make room for up to 500,000 new refugees a year, Chancellor Angela Merkel urged neighbors Tuesday to expand havens for desperate asylum seekers even as Europe remains divided over the spiraling migrant crisis. Germany’s … read more

Nigeria Man linked to Boko Haram abduction of schoolgirls arrested

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman accused of “participating actively” in Boko Haram’s mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok last year, Nigeria’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday. Spokesman Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade … read more

Militants launch major assault in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

CAIRO — Islamic State-affiliated militants unleashed a wave of coordinated attacks on security checkpoints in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, the latest strike in a surge in global violence by sympathizers of the group. At least 10 soldiers were killed … read more