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North Africa

Trapped in Libya, refugees are trafficked and worse

November 16, 2018

Thousands of migrants and refugees from Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere are stranded in overcrowded Libyan facilities, and threatened by a tuberculosis outbreak and civil conflict across the country. According to Amnesty International, migrants and refugees in Libyan detention centers are¬†routinely exposed to torture, extortion and rape. In addition, during recent fighting, some […]

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Will peace finally come to Western Sahara?

November 1, 2018

Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the Polisario Front have accepted a U.N. invitation to hold Western Sahara peace talks in December in Switzerland. Western Sahara is a disputed territory on the upper North African coast, one-fifth controlled by the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and four-fifths controlled by Morocco. It borders Morocco, Algeria and Mauritania. The […]

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