Tag Archives: Israel

US to Remove Sudan from State Sponsors of Terrorism List

Sudan agreed to pay $335m to victims of the 1998 terror attack in exchange for the end of a U.S. designation

After twenty-seven years on the US State Sponsor of Terrorism list, President Trump today announced that Sudan’s terror designation was at long last being removed.

BY AL JAZEERA

President Donald Trump has said the United States will remove Sudan from its State Sponsors of Terrorism list after the government in Khartoum paid compensation to victims of attacks.

Trump, who is seeking re-election next month, said in a Twitter post on Monday Sudan had agreed to pay $335m to “US terror victims and families”. Continue reading US to Remove Sudan from State Sponsors of Terrorism List

Israel Cancels Plan to Deport African Migrants

Israeli plan to forcibly deport illegal African migrants ‘no longer on agenda’

Israeli government abandons plan to forcibly deport African migrants who entered the country illegally. (Reuters Photo)

BY MEE

The Israeli government has scrapped plans to deport tens of thousands of African migrants. The government informed the High Court of Justice on Tuesday that it decided to U-turn on its original plans after failing to secure a deal to deport the African asylum seekers to a third country. Continue reading Israel Cancels Plan to Deport African Migrants

Uganda ‘Considering’ Relocation of African Migrants from Israel

Uganda’s government has announced that it will accept some 500 “interested” Eritreans and Sudanese refugees from Israel

The Unwanted Africans in Israel. Uganda is ready to receive 500 “rejected” African asylum seekers from Israel who have “expressed willingness” to be sent to Uganda.

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

Uganda is “positively considering” Israel’s request to take 500 Eritrean or Sudanese migrants rejected by Israel, a senior government official said on Friday, the first official confirmation of an agreement to receive African migrants whose planned deportations have caused widespread protests in Israel. Continue reading Uganda ‘Considering’ Relocation of African Migrants from Israel

Israel Suspends New UNHCR Migrants Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was forced to put the new agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants on hold until further review.

BY MAAYAN LUBELL | REUTERS

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he was suspending a new agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants, as right-wing pressure mounted on him to scrap the deal. Continue reading Israel Suspends New UNHCR Migrants Deal

Eritrea: Prolonged National Service in Response to Ethiopia’s Continued Belligerence

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends” *

“National Service has been prolonged from its statutory duration due to occupation and Ethiopia’s flagrant violation of international law. Those who keep mum in the face of these violations have no business whatsoever to question or comment on Eritrea’s defense architecture.” – Yemane G. Meskel (Photo: Steve Forrest)

BY ABDUR RAHMAN ALFA SHABAN | AFRICAN NEWS

Eritrea continues to prolong the statutory duration of its national service because of the illegal occupation of its territory by neighboring Ethiopia, its Minister of Information has said.

Yemane Ghebre Meskel added that those that condoned Ethiopia’s continued disregard for international law “have no business whatsoever to question or comment on Eritrea’s defense architecture.” Continue reading Eritrea: Prolonged National Service in Response to Ethiopia’s Continued Belligerence

Israel Starts Issuing Deportation Notices to African Asylum Seekers

The first round of notices, which gives asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan 60 days to leave, will be issued to men without children – about 20,000 people

Asylum seeker holding up a deportation notice on February 4, 2018. (Photo: Meged Gozani)

BY ILAN LION | HAARETZ

The Population, Immigration and Border Authority will begin issuing deportation notices on Sunday to asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan who are not held in the Holot detention facility.

In the first stage the notices will be issued to men without children who come to renew their residence visa. Citizens of Eritrea and Sudan are required to renew their visas every two months at the authority’s office in Bnei Brak. They will receive their last two-month visa, along with a letter stating that during this period they are expected to leave the country, otherwise they will be forbidden to work and can expect to be incarcerated indefinitely. Authority personnel will suggest that they leave for either Rwanda or their native countries. Continue reading Israel Starts Issuing Deportation Notices to African Asylum Seekers