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The Border Mail
Letters to the editorspaces in High Street. Very few of these did this in order to use the space I v
Letters to the editor
The Border Mail / Posted 10 hours ago
spaces in High Street. Very few of these did this in order to use the space I vacated. WENDY COOKSEY, WodongaIndefinite detention AS a regular visitor to Melbourne Immigration Transfer Accommodation (MITA) centre in Broadmeadows, I have... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
Detention Riots Expose How EU Is Failing People Fleeing to Greece [video] The riots in Moria closed facility in Lesbos on Tuesday expose how European U
Detention Riots Expose How EU Is Failing People Fleeing to Greece [video]
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted yesterday
The riots in Moria closed facility in Lesbos on Tuesday expose how European Union policies are failing to deliver a fair and safe system for receiving people into Greece,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ovation International - 20 Years of Celebrating AfricaI soon became one of the earliest victims of the ensuing military repression an
Ovation International - 20 Years of Celebrating Africa
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
I soon became one of the earliest victims of the ensuing military repression and I was thrown into the gulag called Alagbon Detention centre between July and August 1993. That is a special story on its own. I was soon released after being charged... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Forgotten Child Prisoners of Sierra LeoneFreetown, Sierra Leone - Sorie's* last day of freedom was a few weeks before hi
The Forgotten Child Prisoners of Sierra Leone
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Freetown, Sierra Leone - Sorie's* last day of freedom was a few weeks before his 14th birthday, when the well-to-do father of a girl he liked got word that his daughter had been hanging around with a street boy. The girl's father had him arrested... Read more
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The Hindu
Visa denial to Chinese puts MEA in red cornerbased on a national arrest warrant. The stated function of the RN is to “seek t
Visa denial to Chinese puts MEA in red corner
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
based on a national arrest warrant. The stated function of the RN is to “seek the location of a wanted person and his/her detention, arrest or restriction of movement for the purpose of extradition, surrender or similar lawful action.” “Sovereign... Read more
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The Irish Times
Writing Roger Casement - the long and winding road to McKenna’s FortI stand in the centre of the ancient rath of McKenna’s Fort near Banna Strand i
Writing Roger Casement - the long and winding road to McKenna’s Fort
The Irish Times / Posted 2 days ago
I stand in the centre of the ancient rath of McKenna’s Fort near Banna Strand in Co Kerry. It is dusk, and rain sweeps in sheets across the flat expanse of fields that lie between the dunes of nearby Banna Strand and this sudden obstruction in the... Read more
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Aljazeera
The forgotten child prisoners of Sierra LeoneFreetown, Sierra Leone - Sorie's* last day of freedom was a few weeks before hi
The forgotten child prisoners of Sierra Leone
Aljazeera / Posted 2 days ago
Freetown, Sierra Leone - Sorie's* last day of freedom was a few weeks before his 14th birthday, when the well-to-do father of a girl he liked got word that his daughter had been hanging around with a street boy. The girl's father had him arrested... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Nauru refugee dies after setting himself ablazeimmigration department said. Canberra sends asylum-seekers who attempt to ente
Nauru refugee dies after setting himself ablaze
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
immigration department said. Canberra sends asylum-seekers who attempt to enter the country by boat to a remote processing centre on Nauru. They also used to send them to Papua New Guinea's Manus island, but the country's prime minister ordered... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Police close net on Jatuporn, SombatAct for Facebook posts that can be used to instigate chaos. The charges were l
Police close net on Jatuporn, Sombat
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 2 days ago
Act for Facebook posts that can be used to instigate chaos. The charges were levelled against them shortly after their detention by the military. They were escorted by National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) officers to report to police at... Read more
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DW
African media law: Time to throw off the shackles | Media Freedom in Africa |Justine Limpitlaw is Visiting Adjunct Professor at the LINK Centre at the Unive
African media law: Time to throw off the shackles | Media Freedom in Africa |
DW / Posted 3 days ago
Justine Limpitlaw is Visiting Adjunct Professor at the LINK Centre at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. In the heady early 1990s in Africa, it seemed like every country on the continent was re-examining its political landscape and... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Our empathy wasn't little, but it was too latethat saw her back with her family for Christmas, even as senior members of the
Our empathy wasn't little, but it was too late
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 days ago
that saw her back with her family for Christmas, even as senior members of the government joined the pile-on against her freedom strategy. In Canberra they all knew - amid great angst over opinion polls - where public sympathy lay. It was with... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Bali 9: Time to death penalty-proof our AFPon the misguided basis that it deters crime and that the ends justify the means
Bali 9: Time to death penalty-proof our AFP
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 3 days ago
on the misguided basis that it deters crime and that the ends justify the means. Australia's mandatory and indefinite detention of innocent people - including children - on remote islands is also cruel. It also breaches international law. The... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Refugee riot breaks out on Greek islandLesbos, Greece - The stale stench of burning trash hung in the air outside the
Refugee riot breaks out on Greek island
News 24 South Africa / Posted 4 days ago
Lesbos, Greece - The stale stench of burning trash hung in the air outside the Moria detention centre a day after some of the worst rioting seen on the island where refugees are held. Thick black smoke billowed out from the facility on Tuesday after... Read more
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Daily Mail
Police deploy tear gas as refugees chanting 'freedom' riot in LesbosPolice deploy tear gas as refugees chanting 'freedom' spark riot in Lesbos migr
Police deploy tear gas as refugees chanting 'freedom' riot in Lesbos
Daily Mail / Posted 4 days ago
Police deploy tear gas as refugees chanting 'freedom' spark riot in Lesbos migrant camp after rumours an officer had struck a child Migrants hurled rocks at police and set rubbish ablaze while shouting 'open the borders' at Greek detention... Read more
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Aljazeera
Refugee riot breaks out on Greek islandLesbos, Greece - The stale stench of burning trash hung in the air outside the
Refugee riot breaks out on Greek island
Aljazeera / Posted 4 days ago
Lesbos, Greece - The stale stench of burning trash hung in the air outside the Moria detention centre a day after some of the worst rioting seen on the island where refugees are held. Thick black smoke billowed out from the facility on Tuesday after... Read more
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Aljazeera
Papua New Guinea to close Australian refugee centrePapua New Guinea has said it will close a refugee detention centre after the is
Papua New Guinea to close Australian refugee centre
Aljazeera / Posted 4 days ago
Papua New Guinea has said it will close a refugee detention centre after the island nation's Supreme Court ruled that Australia's detention of asylum seekers there was illegal. Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said in a statement on Wednesday that the... Read more
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Swissinfo
Australia rules out settling 800 asylum seekers as Papua New Guinea says it will close campBy Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea said on Wednesday it will
Australia rules out settling 800 asylum seekers as Papua New Guinea says it will close camp
Swissinfo / Posted 4 days ago
By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea said on Wednesday it will close an Australian immigration centre on a northern island after its Supreme Court ruled it unlawful, but Australia ruled out accepting more than 800 asylum seekers... Read more
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Junkee
"I Cannot Take It Anymore": A Refugee Set Himself On Fire Protesting Our Government In Naurudue to continued horrifying reports from both Australia’s Nauru and Manus Islan
"I Cannot Take It Anymore": A Refugee Set Himself On Fire Protesting Our Government In Nauru
Junkee / Posted 4 days ago
due to continued horrifying reports from both Australia’s Nauru and Manus Island facilities. Data obtained via the Freedom of Information Act shows there were 188 incidents of self-harm in Nauru last year including people drinking insect... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Australia says no change on borders despite PNG rulingon Wednesday insisted its controversial border protection policy remains valid
Australia says no change on borders despite PNG ruling
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 4 days ago
on Wednesday insisted its controversial border protection policy remains valid despite a Papua New Guinea court ruling the detention of asylum-seekers in the country was unconstitutional and illegal. Pro-refugee activists demonstrate in Brisbane,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Australia says no change on borders despite PNG ruling(Apr 27) insisted its controversial border protection policy remains valid desp
Australia says no change on borders despite PNG ruling
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
(Apr 27) insisted its controversial border protection policy remains valid despite a Papua New Guinea court ruling the detention of asylum-seekers in the country was unconstitutional and illegal. Canberra has been criticised internationally... Read more
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The North West Star
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guin
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?
The North West Star / Posted 4 days ago
The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guinea's shattering court ruling on the detention of asylum seekers, as Immigration Minister Peter Dutton vows they will not come to Australia. The Turnbull government is... Read more
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News.com.au
Australia now has a very big problemAustralia and Papua New Guinea refusing to accept responsibility for them. The
Australia now has a very big problem
News.com.au / Posted 4 days ago
Australia and Papua New Guinea refusing to accept responsibility for them. The PNG Supreme Court yesterday ruled their detention on the island, which Port Moresby had negotiated with an Australian Labor government, was unconstitutional and... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guin
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 4 days ago
The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guinea's shattering court ruling on the detention of asylum seekers, as Immigration Minister Peter Dutton vows they will not come to Australia. The Turnbull government is... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guin
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 4 days ago
The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guinea's shattering court ruling on the detention of asylum seekers, as Immigration Minister Peter Dutton vows they will not come to Australia. The Turnbull government is... Read more
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The Courier
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guin
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?
The Courier / Posted 4 days ago
The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guinea's shattering court ruling on the detention of asylum seekers, as Immigration Minister Peter Dutton vows they will not come to Australia. The Turnbull government is... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guin
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 4 days ago
The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guinea's shattering court ruling on the detention of asylum seekers, as Immigration Minister Peter Dutton vows they will not come to Australia. The Turnbull government is... Read more
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The Young Witness
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guin
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?
The Young Witness / Posted 4 days ago
The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guinea's shattering court ruling on the detention of asylum seekers, as Immigration Minister Peter Dutton vows they will not come to Australia. The Turnbull government is... Read more
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Western Advocate
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guin
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?
Western Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guinea's shattering court ruling on the detention of asylum seekers, as Immigration Minister Peter Dutton vows they will not come to Australia. The Turnbull government is... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guin
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?
Kiama Independent / Posted 4 days ago
The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guinea's shattering court ruling on the detention of asylum seekers, as Immigration Minister Peter Dutton vows they will not come to Australia. The Turnbull government is... Read more
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Manning River Times
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guin
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?
Manning River Times / Posted 4 days ago
The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guinea's shattering court ruling on the detention of asylum seekers, as Immigration Minister Peter Dutton vows they will not come to Australia. The Turnbull government is... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guin
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 4 days ago
The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guinea's shattering court ruling on the detention of asylum seekers, as Immigration Minister Peter Dutton vows they will not come to Australia. The Turnbull government is... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Australia now has a big problemAustralia and Papua New Guinea refusing to accept responsibility for them. The
Australia now has a big problem
The Courier Mail / Posted 4 days ago
Australia and Papua New Guinea refusing to accept responsibility for them. The PNG Supreme Court yesterday ruled their detention on the island, which Port Moresby had negotiated with an Australian Labor government, was unconstitutional and... Read more
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The North West Star
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guin
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?
The North West Star / Posted 4 days ago
The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guinea's shattering court ruling on the detention of asylum seekers, as Immigration Minister Peter Dutton vows they will not come to Australia. The Turnbull government is... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guin
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?
Daily Liberal / Posted 4 days ago
The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guinea's shattering court ruling on the detention of asylum seekers, as Immigration Minister Peter Dutton vows they will not come to Australia. The Turnbull government is... Read more
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The Border Mail
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guin
Manus court ruling: Peter Dutton holds the line on refugees - but what happens next?
The Border Mail / Posted 4 days ago
The Turnbull government is scrambling for legal advice following Papua New Guinea's shattering court ruling on the detention of asylum seekers, as Immigration Minister Peter Dutton vows they will not come to Australia. The Turnbull government is... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Future of Manus Island detainees uncertain after court rulingManus Island detention: Future of 850 men remains uncertain, Australia awaits P
Future of Manus Island detainees uncertain after court ruling
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 4 days ago
Manus Island detention: Future of 850 men remains uncertain, Australia awaits PNG's advice on ruling The future of 850 men being held in the Manus Island detention centre remains in limbo, as the Australian Government awaits Papua New Guinea's... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Australia's detention of asylum seekers on PNG unlawfulSydney - Australia's detention of asylum-seekers on Papua New Guinea's Manus Is
Australia's detention of asylum seekers on PNG unlawful
News 24 South Africa / Posted 5 days ago
Sydney - Australia's detention of asylum-seekers on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island is unconstitutional and illegal, a court ruled on Tuesday, prompting some refugee advocates to call for the camp to be shut down. Canberra has come under... Read more
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DW
Papua New Guinea court finds Australian refugee camp 'illegal' |detaining asylum seekers on Manus Island was illegal and must stop. There are
Papua New Guinea court finds Australian refugee camp 'illegal' |
DW / Posted 5 days ago
detaining asylum seekers on Manus Island was illegal and must stop. There are currently 850 men being held at the island's detention center as part of Australia's controversial offshore processing policy. Under the law, asylum seekers attempting to... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Australia's detention of asylum-seekers on PNG unlawful: courtSYDNEY - Australia's detention of asylum-seekers on Papua New Guinea's Manus Is
Australia's detention of asylum-seekers on PNG unlawful: court
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 5 days ago
SYDNEY - Australia's detention of asylum-seekers on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island is unconstitutional and illegal, a court ruled Tuesday, prompting some refugee advocates to call for the camp to be shut down. A pro-refugee protester holds a banner... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
PNG finds detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island illegalPapua New Guinea's Supreme Court rules detention of asylum seekers on Manus Isl
PNG finds detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island illegal
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 5 days ago
Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court rules detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island is illegal Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court has ruled Australia's detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island is illegal. The five-man bench of the court ruled the... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Egypt investigates Reuters journalist over report on Regeni murderjournalist by police and prosecutors following publication of the Regeni story
Egypt investigates Reuters journalist over report on Regeni murder
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 6 days ago
journalist by police and prosecutors following publication of the Regeni story has been strongly criticised by press freedom groups. Egypt has staunchly denied the Regeni report, and President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has previously said “lies... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Documents reveal troubling details about long-term solitary confinementinmate’s troubled mind was clear to staff from the moment he stepped into his s
Documents reveal troubling details about long-term solitary confinement
The Globe and Mail / Posted 6 days ago
inmate’s troubled mind was clear to staff from the moment he stepped into his solitary cell at Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Ont. On day one – Aug. 28, 2013 – a manager noted it on his file: “completely unresponsive – will not... Read more
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Daily Mail
A hero's welcome for Merkel at Turkish refugee campof plotting an attack. Merkel met some of the camp's younger residents as she
A hero's welcome for Merkel at Turkish refugee camp
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
of plotting an attack. Merkel met some of the camp's younger residents as she inaugurated an EU-funded child protection centre, bending to praise the drawings of several children armed with colouring pencils in a brightly-decorated classroom,... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Turkey threatens no EU migrant deal if visa-free travel not grantedas they face increasing pressure to reassess the agreement. The group toured a
Turkey threatens no EU migrant deal if visa-free travel not granted
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 7 days ago
as they face increasing pressure to reassess the agreement. The group toured a refugee camp and inaugurated a child support centre funded by the EU. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (C) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) are greeted by... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Visa deal or no migrant deal, Turkey warns EUhave pointed out the majority live in poverty far from the official camps. The
Visa deal or no migrant deal, Turkey warns EU
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
have pointed out the majority live in poverty far from the official camps. They inaugurated an EU-funded child protection centre, receiving gifts from children, and seemed keen to keep their ally in the migrant crisis sweet, with Tusk saying... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Merkel meets refugees in Turkey in visit to ease EU deal tensionsof plotting an attack. Ms Merkel met some of the camp's younger residents as s
Merkel meets refugees in Turkey in visit to ease EU deal tensions
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 8 days ago
of plotting an attack. Ms Merkel met some of the camp's younger residents as she inaugurated an EU-funded child protection centre, bending to praise the drawings of several children, before receiving presents and kisses from other... Read more
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CBC.ca
'Sanitized' refugee camp visit by EU officials an effort to boost migrant deal with TurkeySyrian refugees that are now blocked from entering Turkey. The German leader i
'Sanitized' refugee camp visit by EU officials an effort to boost migrant deal with Turkey
CBC.ca / Posted 8 days ago
Syrian refugees that are now blocked from entering Turkey. The German leader is also facing pressure to speak out against freedom of speech restrictions in Turkey. Migrants in Greece deported The trip to the border city of Gaziantep by Merkel,... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Merkel arrives in Turkey amid criticism over migrants dealSyrian refugees that are now blocked from entering Turkey. The German leader i
Merkel arrives in Turkey amid criticism over migrants deal
The Globe and Mail / Posted 8 days ago
Syrian refugees that are now blocked from entering Turkey. The German leader is also facing pressure to speak out against freedom of speech restrictions in Turkey. The trip to the border city of Gaziantep by Merkel, EU Council President Donald... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Angela Merkel to launch EU aid programme for Syrians on Turkey visitAhmet Davutoğlu. The delegation will visit a new refugee camp near the border w
Angela Merkel to launch EU aid programme for Syrians on Turkey visit
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 8 days ago
Ahmet Davutoğlu. The delegation will visit a new refugee camp near the border with Syria before visiting a child protection centre. Ahead of the trip, Tusk’s office said: “Disbursements from the EU’s newly established facility for refugees in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
From Survivance All the Way to Reconstruction - the Oromo Pursuit of Equalibertycomment on the ongoing Oromo protest in Ethiopia, I chose to reflect on the Oro
From Survivance All the Way to Reconstruction - the Oromo Pursuit of Equaliberty
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
comment on the ongoing Oromo protest in Ethiopia, I chose to reflect on the Oromo pursuit of social justice and political freedom, the pursuit of what Etienne Balibar calls 'Equaliberty.'[1] In particular, I chose to reflect on the four critical... Read more
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