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What it means to be an African migrant deported from Israel

Date: 19.4.18 Source: okay Africa, Tiffany Thomas

Meles Ghirmay remembers every moment leading up to his deportation from Israel.

"I was hopeful and thinking that they would give me a visa," the Eritrean asylum seeker says softly over the phone from Kampala, Uganda.

Despite No Deal With African Countries, Israel Still Tells Asylum Seekers to Leave for Uganda or Rwanda

Date: 17.4.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

A special envoy to Uganda returned Sunday night without signing an agreement to deport asylum seekers there, Israel informed the High Court of Justice on Monday.

It's not too late to rescue the asylum seekers

Date: 16.4.18 Source: Jerusalem Post, Jonathan Greenblatt, Dan Meridor

About two weeks ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the surprising and welcome announcement that Israel had reached an agreement with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on the issue of the African asylum seekers.

Government tells high court it has no migrant deal with Uganda

Date: 16.4.18 Source: The times of Israel, TOI staff

Israeli authorities have not yet reached a deal with Uganda for the deportation of African migrants from Israel, the state told the High Court of Justice on Monday.

Israel releases 207 African migrants as part of deportation deal

Date: 16.4.18 Source: Al Bawaba,

Israel on Sunday plans to release 207 African migrants seeking asylum Sunday while attempting to finalize a deportation plan.

PM’s envoy to Uganda to return to Israel, apparently without deal on migrants

Date: 15.4.18 Source: Times of Israel ,TOI staff

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s special emissary to Uganda is to return home early Monday morning after 11 days of trying to convince the African nation to accept deported African migrants.

Israel's top court orders 207 African migrants freed from detention

Date: 15.4.18 Source: i24News

Israel's High Court of Justice ordered the immediate release of all 207 African migrants currently being held in detention for refusing deportation orders and extended a freeze on the state's controversial expulsion plan after it failed to present an updated agreement with a "third coun

Israel: New testimonies show Israeli deportations putting Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers at risk in Uganda

Date: 14.4.18 Source: ReliefWeb

Israel has continued to deport Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers to Uganda until at least January 2018, Amnesty International revealed today, despite statements by the Ugandan government that no agreement had been in place with

Uganda to accept 500 African asylum-seekers from Israel

Date: 13.4.18 Source: The Observer, Observer Media Ltd

In a turnaround, the Ugandan government announced today, Friday that it may take in 500 African asylum seekers from Israel. Israel wants to relocate thousands of Africans, mostly Eritrean and Sudanese, that it says entered Israel illegally.

Uganda says Israel gives deported asylum seekers fake visas

Date: 13.4.18 Source: Haaretz, Lee Yaron

Uganda says its supposedly official documents that Israel gives departing asylum seekers are “complete fakes.” The Population, Immigration and Border Authority issues deportees documents bearing the Ugandan Interior Ministry insignia.


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