THE AFRO — With the boom of residents, “Chocolate City” is seeing a decrease in its Black majority.
(BBC) – The European Commission has called on EU member states to take in 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea who land in Italy and Greece over the next two years. Germany, France and Spain would receive the most migrants under the Commission’s latest Read More
(BBC) – South Africa’s high court has temporarily prevented the deportation of more than 300 undocumented migrants. Rights activists have criticised the arrests of more than 700 suspected illegal migrants following recent deadly xenophobic violence. Police say they made the arrests during crime prevention operations. Read More
(BBC) – South African soldiers and police have conducted a series of raids in an effort to curb attacks on foreign nationals and the looting of shops. Men’s hostels in Johannesburg housing mainly South Africans were searched for weapons and 11 arrests were made. The Read More
CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Worried about their safety, hundreds of African immigrants headed out of South Africa in buses on Monday following deadly attacks on foreign-owned shops. South Africa’s anti-immigrant attacks, in which seven people have been killed this month, have angered Read More
DALTON BENNETT, Associated Press SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press VELES, Macedonia (AP) — This is the moment when Sandrine Koffi’s dream of a new life in Europe ended — and her nightmare of an infant lost in the Macedonian night began. As club-wielding police closed in, Read More
By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The streets of South Tel Aviv were teeming with people. We first saw a very large wedding party heading towards a park. We then saw hundreds of young men hanging out, socializing, Read More
Pope Francis lamented the mass drowning of African boat people off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday as “shameful” evidence of human indifference to those in despair. President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy, where tens of thousands of desperate migrants cast up on remote shores Read More