Media Listing February 2013

Kenya

1. Kenya: 13 Ethiopians Held in Makindu

The Star February 13, 2013

Thirteen illegal immigrants arrested by police in Makueni on Wednesday night were taken to Makindu law court on Thursday. The Ethiopians aged between 18-35 years appeared before the Makindu Senior Resident Magistrate Michael Kizito to answer charges of being in the country without authorization documents.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201302230562.html

2. 20 Ethiopian migrants nabbed in Pangani

Nairobi County Newspaper February 27, 2013

Twenty illegal Ethiopian immigrants were yesterday arrested in Nairobi’s Pangani area. Confirming the incident, Starehe police boss Samuel Anampiu said that the twenty were arrested after police launched a crackdown in the area.

http://nairobi.hivisasa.com/crime/20-ethiopian-immigrants-nabbed-pangani

3. Kenya tensions spark Somali refugee flight

Aljazeera February 08, 2013

Nairobi, Kenya - The shopping malls and market stands of a Somali-dominated suburb in eastern Nairobi have been quieter than usual. Taxi drivers in Eastleigh, a lucrative trade hub known locally as "Little Mogadishu", say business is drying up as Somalis leave Kenya to return home. Somali refugees say they are harassed by Kenyan police, and wrongfully blamed for a wave of attacks that have shaken Kenya in recent months.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/02/2013251139463500.html

Tanzania

4. 96 illegal migrants arrested in Arusha, Tanzania

Girum Post March 12, 2013

IMMIGRATION officers in Arusha region have impounded a lorry which was allegedly ferrying about 100 illegal immigrants through Longido district.

http://girumpost.com/?p=1025

5. Fear and flight in Nairobi’s Eastleigh as police accused of harassing refugees

The Guardian February 08, 2013

The men crammed into a small room in Nairobi's Eastleigh neighbourhood interrupt each other constantly, each desperate to tell his own tale of police persecution. Some are refugees, some are Kenyan ethnic Somalis, some are refugee protection officers. They say they are all targets.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/feb/08/nairobi-eastleigh-police-refugees

Yemen

6. Civilian shot dead as Yemeni forces patrol Aden

Gulf news February 27, 2013

Aden: Gunmen fired at southern separatists in Aden and accidentally killed a civilian on Tuesday, as Yemen’s army and police patrolled the city’s main streets, witnesses and activists said.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/yemen/civilian-shot-dead-as-yemeni-forces-patrol-aden-1.1151580

Somalia

7. Somali government to relocate IDPs, welcomes returning refugees

Hiiraan Online February 27, 2013

The Somali government plans to relocate thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) currently living in Mogadishu to camps on the outskirts of the city, but there are concerns over inadequate government capacity as well as security and access to services in the proposed relocation areas.

http://www.hiiraan.com/news4/2013/Feb/28284/somali_government_to_relocate_idps_welcome_returning_refugees.aspx

8. Somali government to relocate IDPs welcomes returning refugees

IRIN  27 February 2013 - The Somali government plans to relocate thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) currently living in Mogadishu to camps on the outskirts of the city, but there are concerns over inadequate government capacity as well as security and access to services in the proposed relocation areas. 

http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97552/Somali-government-to-relocate-IDPs-welcome-returning-refugees

9. Somalia Fact Sheet - February 2013

Reliefweb

http://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/somalia-fact-sheet-february-2013

Ethiopia

10. UNHCR to improve situation of Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

Sudan Tribune February 1, 2013

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday that they will be working to stabilise the emergency phase of its response to the Sudanese and Somali refugee influxes in Ethiopia this year.

http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article45372

11. Ethiopia: Eritrean refugees hold anti-regime rally, say ready to fight

Sudan Tribune February 3, 2013

Thousands of Eritrean refugees held a demonstration on Saturday at a camp in northern Ethiopia in support of the actions taken by a dissident army group to bring about democratic change in one of the most repressive nations on earth.

http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article45391

12. Number of Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia reaches 32,400

Sudan Radio Service February 04, 2013

More than 32,000 Sudanese refuges from Blue Nile and South Kordofan states have arrived in refugee camps in western Ethiopia, the UNHCR has said. Natalia Prokopchuk, a public information officer for the UNHCR said in an interview with Sudan Radio Service on Monday from Addis Ababa, that 200 new refugee arrivals were received in Ethiopia.

http://www.sudanradio.org/index.php/component/k2/item/118-number-of-sudanese-refugees-in-ethiopia-hits-32400

Israel

13. Israel admits Ethiopia Jewish immigrants were given birth control shots

Salon January 27, 2013

Israel has admitted that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth control injections, according to a report in Haaretz. An Israeli investigative journalist also found that a majority of the women given these shots say they were administered without their knowledge or consent.

http://www.salon.com/2013/01/28/israel_admits_ethiopian_jewish_immigrants_were_given_birth_control_shots/

14. Palestinian officials slam Israel over changing refugee’s definition

NZWEEK March 11, 2013

RAMALLAH, March 11 — Palestinian officials on Monday slammed Israel’s efforts to deny the status of refugees of descendents of Palestinians who left their homes in 1948.

http://www.nzweek.com/world/palestinian-officials-slam-israel-over-changing-refugees-definition-53785/

Saudi Arabia

15. Saudi arrests Ethiopian Christians for worshipping

CBN News February 27, 2013

Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrested 53 Ethiopian Christians during a private worship service this month.

http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2013/February/Saudis-Arrest-Ethiopian-Christians-for-Worshipping/

 

 

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