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2015-04-25 Hundreds of Migrants Rescued Off Libyan Coast
[Al Jazeera] The Italian coastguard has rescued 228 migrants off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea.

2015-04-24 Migrant Smugglers Profit From Libya's Chaos
[IRIN] Tripoli -Most of the 1,750 migrants to have drowned in the Mediterranean this year were sub-Saharan Africans who boarded smugglers' boats in Libya. We will never know all their individual stories, but it is possible to retrace their steps through the deserts of Sudan, Chad and Niger to Libya's porous southern borders, and north to its coastal cities and the beaches where the boats were launched.

2015-04-24 Does the Tragedy in the Mediterranean Illustrate a New British Africa Policy?
[African Arguments] Suddenly the British election has an international issue: African migration to Europe. The sight of boatloads of poor Africans heading towards our southern European beaches induces primeval fears of being overrun. Keep them out!

2015-04-24 Amnesty International - 'We Need a Fully Fledged Humanitarian Search and Rescue Operation'
[Deutsche Welle] EU leaders sat down for crisis talks on Thursday on possible military action against human traffickers in Libya, in a desperate bid to halt the tidal wave of refugees trying to reach Europe by sea.

2015-04-24 Libyan Journalist Shot Dead in Benghazi TV Office
[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of a Libyan television journalist in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday.

2015-04-23 Migrants in Libya Say Face Beatings, Rape Awaiting Mediterranean Crossing
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Two Eritrean migrants waiting in Libya to make the dangerous Mediterranean crossing to Italy have spoken of the terrible conditions they face, going hungry and witnessing others being beaten and raped by smugglers.

2015-04-23 Ethiopia Cries
[Addis Fortune] The day of rage and sadness; here police seen while trying to capture one of the youth after the confrontation has began between police and the demonstrator.

2015-04-23 Italy Calls On EU and UN to Help Halt Flow of Migrants
[Al Jazeera] Italy has called on the European Union and UN to set up operations in African countries south of Libya to help stem the flow of migrants heading for Europe.

2015-04-22 Spanish Embassy Bombed
[UN News] The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino León has strongly condemned the latest terrorist attack in the Libyan capital of Tripoli in which the Spanish Embassy was targeted.

2015-04-22 Govt-Organised Rally Against IS Killing Ends in Chaos
[Addis Standard] Thousands of city dwellers descended on the streets of Addis Abeba this morning to participate in a government organized rally against the killings by militants of the Islamic State (IS) of Ethiopians and possibly Eritreans and the killings of three Ethiopians by xenophobic attacks in South Africa. But the rally was marred by chaos following chants by protestors that led to a police crackdown.

2015-04-24 Anti-Isil Rally Turns Violent in Ethiopia
[Al Jazeera] Tens of thousands of Ethiopians have marched in a government-supported rally against the killing of Ethiopian Christians in Libya, but some demonstrators directed their anger at the authorities, prompting clashes with the police.

2015-04-24 One Sudanese Killed, Three Chadians Injured in Libya
[Radio Dabanga] Tripoli -In an attack by gunmen in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, a Sudanese national was killed and three Chadians were seriously injured.

2015-04-22 In One Terrible Weekend, Isil Beheads Christians and Hundreds Drown in a 'Mass Grave'
[IPS] New York -As Europeans debated their policies towards the leaky flotillas steaming out of Libya, carrying most to a certain death at sea, members of ISIL were streaming a video of captured Ethiopian Christians on a beach.

2015-04-23 Libya's Rival Government Says Would Confront EU Attacks On Traffickers
[ANGOP] Valletta -The group controlling Libya's coastal capital Tripoli said it would "confront" any unilateral European Union moves to attack sites used by people-traffickers, urging the bloc to consult it over plans to deal with a migration crisis.

2015-04-23 Algeria, Rwanda Urge Libyan Parties to Engage in Dialogue in Good Faith
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame called on the Libyan parties, except terrorist groups, to engage in "good faith in dialogue in order to find a political solution to the crisis in their country, said Wednesday a joint statement issued at the end of the state visit of the Rwandan president to Algeria.

2015-04-22 Protest Against IS Marred by Clashes
[Reporter] Days after the brutal murder of some 28 Ethiopians in Libya, thousands of Addis Ababans marched to the Meskel Square denouncing the international terrorist group, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) urging the international community to save the lives of millions of people across the world.

2015-04-22 Shock, Grief and Rage in Addis Abeba
[Addis Fortune] The news of the brutal murder of 30 Ethiopians (possibly including Eritreans) by militants of Islamic State (IS) on the shores of Libya has sent an utter shockwave in Addis Abeba as elsewhere in the country, beginning with the release of a footage of the horrific scene on Sunday.

2015-04-22 Growing Worries As More Migrants Drown
[Cameroon Tribune] As more casualties emerge from the boat that capsized off the coast of Libya on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the Mediterranean Sea with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees reporting the death of 800 migrants attempting to cross to Europe, there are growing concerns in Europe and the world over on how to tackle the growing humanitarian crisis.

2015-04-23 Residents of Addis Denounce the Self-Proclaimed IS
[Walta Info] Addis Ababa -Hundreds of thousands of people joined the march, denouncing the terrorist group for killing 28 Ethiopian migrants in Libya.

2015-04-23 Ethiopians Demonstrated to Condemn Utmost Savagery of Isis
[Ethiopia Government] Hundreds of thousands of residents of Addis Ababa marched to Meskel Square in an angry protest over the brutal killing of Ethiopians in the hands of ISIS in Libya and xenophobic mob in South Africa over the week.

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