Africa in xenophobic pincer grip

by Jean-Jacques Cornish Xenophobia is gripping Africa in a north-south pincer movement with leaders hamstrung on dealing with it honestly. The brutal attacks on foreigners in South Africa – mainly from neighbouring states – has left at least seven people dead and displaced five thousand . It is sadly reminiscent of the violence seven years […]

EU leaders triple budget for sea rescue operation

European leaders have resolved at their emergency summit on people trafficking to triple funding for the search and rescue of migrants at risk of drowning in the Mediterranean. It brings assistance efforts back into line with Italy’s Mare Nostrum operation scrapped late last year for cost reasons . In addition to the 120 million euros […]