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Suspected migrants sit on the ground after being detained in an early morning raid conducted by Libyan security forces in Tripoli, Libya May 18, 2015.
18/05/2015 - Africa - Libya - Eritrea - Europe

EU military mission in Libya won't tackle root causes of migrant crisis

EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday to send naval ships to Libya to target smuggler boats, responsible for bringing thousands of migrants to Europe's doorstep.
Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, will present a proposal for EU member states to take in refugees under a quota system
11/05/2015 - France - European Union

France backs EU proposal for member state refugee quotas

The European Union’s executive body is set to propose a migrant quota scheme under which its 28 member states will share responsibility for housing thousands of refugees arriving in ...
A boat carrying migrants leaves Libya
10/05/2015 - FRANCE - European Union

European ministers discuss migrants, Airbus crash in west France

Defence ministers from five European countries discussed a military campaign to stop people-smuggling in the Mediterranean in the French western port of Lorient on Sunday.
04/05/2015

French press review 4 May 2015

The humanitarian disaster in the Mediterranean continues as thousands more take to the seas from Libya.
Murder of Libyan journalist not an isolated incident
02/05/2015 - African Media

Murder of Libyan journalist not an isolated incident

In this week's African Media, RFI's Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel takes a look at war-torn Libya and freedom of the press there.

26/04/2015

French weekly magazines review 26 April 2015

French magazines warn EU leaders about the dangers of egocentrism as Islamists look to exploit the worsening humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean.

The bodies of the 24 victims of the latest shipwreck in the Mediterranean are taken ashore in Malta on Tuesday 20 April
21/04/2015 - FRANCE - ITALY - LIBYA

Hollande calls on Europe to 'go further' to end migrant shipwrecks

French President François Hollande called on Europe and the world to "go much further" in tackling the "intolerable" shipwrecks that have cost hundreds of migrants' lives ...
IS video footage purporting to show IS members with the Ethiopian Christians at Wilayat Fazzan
20/04/2015 - Ethiopia - Libya

Ethiopians, Eritreans shocked by Islamic State murders

In Ethiopia people are reacting via social media, shocked at the news that their fellow countrymen were brutally murdered by the Islamic State (Isis) armed group, which released a video showing the ...
Migrants arriving in Italy after being rescued on 20 April 2015
20/04/2015 - European Union

UN calls on Europe to act to end migrant drowning tragedies

Europe can prevent further tragedies like the deaths of 700 migrants in the Mediterranean on Sunday, a UN refugee agency official has told RFI, as European foreign and interior ministers met in ...
Some of the 28 rescued migrants arrive in Catania in Sicily
20/04/2015 - FRANCE - European Union

France joins pressure for action over Mediterranean migrant shipwrecks

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius cut short a trip to the US on Monday to attend a meeting with his European counterparts in Luxembourg to discuss the EU's reaction to the sinking of migrant boats in the Mediterranean

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