Tunisian fishermen await trial after ‘saving hundreds of migrants’

Six men arrested at sea say they insured migrant ship in distress and towed it to safety Friends and colleagues have rallied to the defence of six Tunisian men awaiting trial in Italy on people smuggling charges, saying they are fishermen who have saved hundreds of migrants and refugees over the years who risked drowning […]

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‘The water took everything’: Buzi evacuees tell of Cyclone Idai ordeal

People rescued by boat are arriving at Beira in hope of first aid, shelter and reunion with their families Standing in the fishing port in Beira, Mozambique, Jose Mala scans the faces of those evacuated by boat from Buzi , one of the towns hardest hit by Cyclone Idai, searching for anyone he knows. He […]

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Malta ‘fuelling Libya instability’ by failing to tackle petroleum smuggling

International observers warn illicit practice is costing Libyan authorities nearly $1bn a year Maltese authorities are failing to rein in illegal fuel smuggling, turning the island into a haven for traffickers of oil from Libya. International observers have warned that it is contributing to destabilisation in Libya and costing the country nearly $1bn (£740m) a […]

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Egypt migrant boat death toll rises to 148

Authorities bring to shore more bodies from capsized angling boat after arrest of four suspected people traffickers The number dead in a migrant barge calamity off Egypts coast climbed to 148 on Friday as rescuers recovered more bodies from the Mediterranean. Survivors have said up to 450 migrants were on board the fishing vessel that […]

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The Ethiopian migrants braving Yemen’s war to find a better life in Saudi Arabia

Obock, Djibouti( CNN) They trudge, exhausted, along the desolate winding road to Obock in northern Djibouti, flanked on either side by a black, alien landscape generated millennia ago by volcanic eruptions. “Ethiopia is broken, ” one of the young men says of his homeland. He is traveling in a group of four from Jimma, in […]

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Who Killed This Benevolent Man Who Saved So Many Rhinos and Elephants? A New Lead.

NAIROBI, Kenya—Esmond Bradley Martin was found dead on February 4, a stab wound in his neck and the floor of his home covered with blood. The famous white-haired American wildlife activist and expert on the illegal ivory trade had been murdered within the confines of his estate in Langata, a posh suburb of his adopted […]

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Kenya’s empty nets: How cheap Chinese fish imports have hooked purchasers

( CNN) With nets in hand and the boat’s motor chugging along on still waters, dozens of anglers set out to Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake, at the crack of dawn. It’s a scene that’s been repeated for generations. Fishing is the mainstay of lake-side local communities in Kenya. It has fueled the economy and […]

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Construct a wall across the Sahara? That’s crazy- but person still did it

Since Morocco invaded Western Sahara it has built a 1,700 -mile desert barrier maintaining Sahrawis out of the resource-rich west Donald Trump was widely ridiculed earlier this week for is recommended that Spain emulate his $25 bn dream for the US-Mexico border and” build a wall” in the different regions of the Sahara desert. According […]

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CNN Exclusive: Somali pirate monarches are under investigation for helping ISIS and al-Shabaab

( CNN) In the vital transport passageways of the troubled Gulf of Aden, an old but dangerous adversary has returned to the seas — pirates. But they may not be acting alone. Four years since piracy attacks reached their peak, CNN sources have found menaces on Somali waters are broader than ever.

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African slave traditions live on in U.S.

( CNN) Along the lush sea-islands and the Atlantic coastal plains of the southern Eastern coast of America, a distinctive group of tidewater communities has stuck together throughout the centuries, preserving its African cultural heritage and carving out a lifestyle that is uniquely its own. Editor’s note: This story was originally published on December 7, […]

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