Migration Nearly Killed This Radio Star. And He's Warning Gambians

It’s 11am at 100.4 Capital FM, self-described as “Gambia’s most powerful FM radio station.” Alieu, a regular caller, is on the line again to have his usual debate with host Mustapha Sallah about why men in their 20s like himself have no future in Gambia. There’s no way Alieu is staying; he’s saved for months […]

US pledges $10.6bn in aid to Mexico & Central America to stop migration – still no cash for Wall

The State Department has announced $ 10.6 billion in aid for Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to help stem migration, amid a looming government shutdown over funding President Donald Trump’s border wall proposal. Some $ 5.8 billion in economic development assistance will be given to the three Central American countries, and another $ 4.8 […]

Dramatic photos show far-right activists getting pelted with a water cannon during a migration protest in Brussels

Reuters Protesters have clashed with police in Brussels while demonstrating against a UN migration pact. The United Nations signed the first ever international deal on the migration crisis, despite opposition from the US. The “March against Marrakech” pledged to turn a “political crisis into the awakening of our people.” Police in the Belgium capital were […]

Melania Trump’s immigration lawyer tears into Trump’s ‘unconscionable’ attacks on so-called ‘chain migration’

Associated Press/Seth Wenig The immigration lawyer who represented first lady Melania Trump and her parents told CNN on Friday that President Donald Trump’s attacks on “chain migration” are “unconscionable.” Michael Wildes confirmed that the first lady sponsored her parents for green cards in a process known as family reunification, which critics have assailed as “chain […]

Libya, migrants & karma: Europe's new migration policy wrecks on North African reality

The EU’s new plan to create refugee camps in North Africa is unlikely to ever work, as it’s never considered the situation on the ground – something that Europe helped create when it intervened in Libya, experts warn. Years of unending migrant influx have apparently stretched both the capacity and hospitality of some European nations […]

Germany’s migration chief is sacked amid an asylum agency fraud scandal – but is the problem solved?

The ousted head of Germany’s refugee agency was central to an unfolding asylum application fraud scandal, but firing her won’t fix core “structural problems” in the country’s migration system, a geopolitical analyst has told RT. After serving just 18 months as head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), Jutta Cordt was fired […]

Migration & radical European Muslims stir up antisemitism in Germany – parliament chief

Radical Muslim communities and immigrants harboring extremist views of Israel are contributing to the rise of anti-Semitism on German soil, speaker of the Bundestag Wolfgang Schaeuble warned in a candid interview. Wolfgang Schaeuble, a German political heavyweight who previously served as the country’s finance minister, argued that combatting anti-Semitism is “a stress test” for Western […]

Doll heads covered in red paint left at Israeli migration office in anti-deportation stunt (VIDEO)

A number of severed black mannequin heads smothered in artificial ‘blood’ were brought to the door of Tel Aviv immigration officers on Saturday in what is seen as a protest against the looming deportation of African refugees. The ‘bloodbath’ scene outside the Tel Aviv office of the Population, Immigration, and Border Authority (PIBA) included notes […]

Migration in the Age of WhatsApp

When Abel’s boat reached the shores of Lampedusa, Italy’s southernmost island, the 17-year-old Eritrean had only one thing in mind. And it was not finding shelter or food — it was getting a smartphone. He managed to borrow a phone from a local woman and place a WhatsApp call to his brother in Paris. In […]

‘Terrorist migration may turn Afghanistan into next ISIS stronghold after defeat in Syria & Iraq’

Decades of instability and weakened security forces make Afghanistan one of the most probable new IS destinations after the terrorist groups’ defeat in Syria and Iraq, Nikita Mendkovich, political analyst from the Russian International Affairs Council, told RT. On Sunday, the Iraqi government announced the country was “totally liberated” from terrorists and that the war […]