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German Ministry Wants Migrants Returned to Africa

BERLIN, Nov 6 – The German Interior Ministry wants to stop migrants ever reaching Europe’s Mediterranean coast by picking them up at sea and returning them to Africa, the Welt am Sonntag newspaper reported on Sunday. In what would be a huge shift for a country with one of the most generous asylum policies, the

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Rough Landings: Ethiopia’s Jews

Thousands of Ethiopian Jews are waiting to emigrate to Israel—but earlier migrants warn of growing discrimination BY: Conor Gaffey and Jack Moore For five years, Avishai Baruch served proudly as an officer in the Israeli military. Since leaving active duty in 2003, he has been a willing reservist, ready to be called up whenever necessary.

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Boko Haram’s War on Women

The Nigerian group abducts and rapes women to boost recruitment and demonstrate its domination. Read more about issue here:http://owl.li/Yn8Nq Social Streams

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BUSINESS OUTLOOK: So Long To Oil Dependency

GCC states must diversify their economies BY Mohamed Zidan More than two months ago, a natural disaster hit Alberta, the oil-rich Canadian province, causing interruption in production for weeks. The wildfire witnessed by the state was devastating to the extent that 90,000 people were evacuated and human activity was completely halted. At the same time, large

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UK, France Stick to Calais Migrant Deal “Now and When” Britain Leaves EU

PARIS, Aug 30- British and French interior ministers agreed on Tuesday to develop cooperation “now and when the United Kingdom leaves the EU” to address challenges posed by flows of migrants to the European Union. Britain’s new interior minister, Amber Rudd, came to Paris to meet her French counterpart, seeking assurances on a deal which

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In the Lab: Six Innovations Scientists Hope Will End Malaria

By Katy Migiro ARUSHA, Tanzania, June 8 – After being abandoned as too ambitious in 1969, global plans to eliminate malaria are back on the agenda, with financial backing from the world’s richest couple, Bill and Melinda Gates, and U.S. President Barack Obama. The Gateses aim to eradicate malaria by 2040 by doubling funding over

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Africa’s Loss Confirmed by Panama Papers

BY Carlos Lopes The recent revelation by the Panama Papers reaffirms the efforts of many Africans, over the past few years, to draw the attention of world leaders and policy-makers to the catastrophic effects of illicit financial outflows (IFFs) bleeding the continent. The Panama Papers confirm two major facts: First the existence and wide practices of

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