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.
Dr Akinwunmi Adesina has been nominated by the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari for re-election as the President of African Development Bank (AfDB).
A United Nations agency, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reports that 72,263 migrants and refugees successfully entered Europe by sea through October 2, roughly a 14 per cent decrease from the 84,345 arriving during the same period last year.
Since 2016, Senegal, a key transit country for many West Africans traveling to Europe is witnessing an increase of departures from its coasts towards Spain. Thousands of Senegalese also migrate in search of better economic opportunities in Europe.
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’s Unemployment Crisis: Effective Intellectual Property System Is The Panacea For 1.44 Billion U-25, Experts Say
With estimates suggesting that by 2050 Africa’s population will double from 1.2 billion today to 2.4 billion, policymakers in the continent will be facing the challenge of how to tackle the menace of worsening unemployment among young people.
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.
Families of victims of the September 2009 massacre by Guinea’s security forces are still awaiting justice 10 years later, 6 human rights groups said today.
Some strategic agencies of the United Nations are getting increasingly worried about the tide of migration from Africa. The situation seems to getting worse with children as young as 10, said to be among Ethiopians leaving for better prospects outside their country, many with their parents’ consent.
In the next decade, an estimated 60 million Africans will be at risk of being forced to move from degraded land, migrating within and outside the continent. Currently, at least 11 million young Africans enter the job market each year.