Category: Africa

2 Days After Mediterranean Shipwreck, IOM Monitoring North Africa, Italy As 17 African Migrants Still Missing

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), a United Nations agency, is currently monitoring reports from North Africa and Italy in the wake of the latest Mediterranean shipwreck which occurred off the coast of Lampedusa during the night between Sunday and Monday.

Africa: Migrants Still Detained In A Bombed Facility, As Economic Condition Displaces 8 Million Others

Vulnerable migrants who returned from sea are still being taken to the Tajoura detention centre, three months after an airstrike on the facility tragically killed 53 migrants and left over 130 injured. The bombed detention centre remains operational to this day, despite urgent and persistent calls to close Tajoura, especially due to its proximity to a military location.

Africa: Policymakers Head To Zimbabwe For A WIPO Confab On 4th Industrial Revolution

In collaboration with the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) and the Organisation africaine de la propriété intellectuelle (OAPI) with the support of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Government of Zimbabwe, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is organising a conference on Intellectual Property, Innovation and Value Addition for Business Competitiveness in Africa.