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The dangers faced by immigrants are many

Posted by African Press International on October 13, 2013

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The dangers faced by migrants such as these, near the Italian island of Lampedusa, were highlighted by the deaths on 4 October of more than 100 people when their boat capsized barely a kilometer from the island (file photo)

NEW YORK,  – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened a High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development at the UN General Assembly on Thursday by outlining an eight-point agenda to “make migration work” for the world’s 232 million migrants, as well as their countries of origin and destination.

The meeting brings together migration experts and delegates from 150 countries to discuss ways to support the developmental benefits of international migration while reducing its economic and social costs.

Ban described migration as “a fundamental part of our globalized world” and “an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future”. His eight-point agenda included ending the…

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The black flags of Ansar al-Sharia no longer fly over Abyan, but insecurity remains

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The black flags of Ansar al-Sharia no longer fly over Abyan, but insecurity remains

HIGHLIGHTS

ADEN,  – A large-scale aid effort focused on rebuilding conflict-hit Abyan Governorate in southern Yemen is yielding positive results, but more than a year after al-Qaeda-linked militants were driven out, the police – and an accompanying sense of security – have yet to return.

Most residents have moved back though; markets have sprung to life, rebuilding work has begun and an international aid effort has helped people restart their lives.

With landmines largely cleared, and schools and hospitals being rebuilt, the attention for aid workers is now switching from emergency provision, to early recovery and livelihoods, even if many of the underlying challenges of security and development remain.

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta wants his Hague trial stopped

Posted by African Press International on October 13, 2013

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There is no question that the president has the right to request that his trial be put to a stop.

This is happening due to the fact that there are so many witnesses lying under oath, just for the sake of money or promises of a better life in Western capitals. The promises reportedly has been given to some of the witnesses by the NGOs serving foreign powers because that is where they get their income.

This is not a good thing to do because it causes harm to families who are innocent. It has been reported by the Kenyan Standard that “President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday requested a permanent stay of his trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) citing abuse of the legal justice process ahead of trial commencement.”

It now remains to be seen if the court will be serious enough to see the problem arising from bribed…

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