Africa: Migrants in Yemen Beaten, Starved, Sexually Violated, Chained

[IPS] Rome -African migrants who arrive on Yemen’s shores -that’s if they are not forced into the sea to drown–risk to fall in the hands of criminal networks who hold them captive for several days to extort money in exchange for their “freedom,” according to UN sources.

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Sudan: The Impact of Halayb Dispute On the Sudanese-Egyptian Relations

[SudaNow] Khartoum –Recent statements by Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir to the Arabiya satellite TV channel on the Sudan’s relationship with Egypt have once again rekindled the dispute between the two countries over Halayb and Shalateen which Egypt has long claimed its ownership to the point that it has imposed its military occupation and administrative control over the territory since 1995 although no decision has been taken on a memorandum the Sudanese government filed with the United Nations and regional organizations

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