- At least 100 Eritrean illegal migrants have been arrested and detained by Egyptian security after they attempted to enter Israel through Sinai.
Last month, Egyptian security forces arrested and deported 70 Eritrean migrants. The latest batch of migrants who were also rounded up in Hurgada town are waiting to be deported to Eritrea.
In recent years, thousands of African youths had attempted to penetrate into Israel en route Egypt. In the process, a lot of migrants were either detained or deported by Egyptian security.
Human rights activists activists accused Egyptian security of violating the rights of migrants. So far, 10 migrants were reported to have been illegally killed by Egyptian security this year.
Each year, thousands of African migrants embarked on perilous journeys of no return to either Europe or the Middle East in search of greener pastures. Spain's Canary Islands have become the most popular route for illegal African migrants.
afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.
afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.