Tag: UN’s refugee agency

Some 6,500 migrants rescued off Libya- Italian coastguard

Some 6,500 migrants rescued off Libya- Italian coastguard

Aug 30, – Dramatic images of one operation showed about 700 migrants crammed onto a fishing boat, with some of them jumping off the vessel in life jackets and swimming towards rescuers. Around 6,500 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya, the Italian coastguard said, in one of its busiest days of life-saving in […]

August 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
32 troops killed in Niger clash with Boko Haram

32 troops killed in Niger clash with Boko Haram

Jun 04, – In neighbouring Nigeria, the army meanwhile said it had killed 19 Boko Haram militants in separate fighting in northeast Borno state, while two soldiers suffered gunshot wounds. Thirty-two troops have been killed in a clash with Boko Haram fighters on Niger’s border with Nigeria, Niger’s defence ministry said on Saturday, one of […]

June 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Burundi clashes as African Union warns against elections

Burundi clashes as African Union warns against elections

Apr 07, – Demonstrators, police and government supporters, thought to be members of the ruling party’s Imbonerakure militia, clashed in the capital Bujumbura on Thursday. Police opened fire, killing one with a bullet to the head and wounding three others, AFP reporters witnessed. Burundi police shot dead and wounded protesters Thursday demonstrating over the president’s […]

May 7, 2015 | By | Reply More