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Qatar, AU to partner on irregular migration epidemic

As the status of thousands of Africans stranded in Libya is becoming an urgent priority within the African Union, the State of Qatar has announced an investment of 20 million USD to help evacuate vulnerable populations, including women and children from the war-torn nation.

Canadian visa application center suffers setback

Scores of people attempting to attain a Canadian visa are in limbo as the Canadian visa application center’s system in Ethiopia, operated by VFS Global in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Ethiopia, has stopped working for over a week compromising their chances of getting a visa.

UN report counters erroneous migrants’ data

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has launched a report featuring migration which says that Africa has been perceived as a source of refugees and that it is hurting the continent’s positive images.

Akon in Ethiopia, speaks at AU

Akon – the self-described “pan-Africanist” pop star is in Ethiopia until Tuesday. In what is expected to be a jam-packed schedule, including a visit to the ancestral town of his Ethiopian fashion designer wife, Rozina Nigussie in Gondar, Amhara Regional State and commemorate the Victory of Adwa.

Local artistes join UNHCR to stem flow of migrants

Calling it “an innovative method of awareness raising”, the UNHCR is teaming up with local artistes via a music video on a campaign it calls, Dangerous Crossings Campaign. This is to be a strategy to help curb the flow of migrants that are destined to Europe and the Gulf States via war-torn Yemen.

20 mln Euro initiative aims to curb perilous migration

At the Italian embassy in Addis Ababa, its newly anointed ambassador signed a grant worth 20 million USD with a number of civil society groups as a complement to the European Union strategy to help end the flow of Ethiopian migrants from reaching the European soil.