Ivory Coast president reshuffles government following soldier mutiny

Ivory Coast president reshuffles government following soldier mutiny

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara named a new and smaller government team on Wednesday, with few changes to top positions, according to a statement read on state-owned television. Adama Kone and Abdourahmane Cisse – finance and budget ministers respectively – held onto their jobs, as did Agriculture Minister Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly. But Thierry Tanoh, the […]

Italy leads rescue of more than 6,000 migrants off Libyan coast

Italy leads rescue of more than 6,000 migrants off Libyan coast

Italy’s coastguard said nine corpses were recovered in operations in which 6,055 people were rescued off Libya Monday, three years to the day after 366 people died in the sinking that first alerted the world to the Mediterranean migrant crisis. In a poignant reminder of the ongoing drama being played out on Europe ‘s southern […]

Scores drown after migrant boat capsizes off Egyptian coast

Scores drown after migrant boat capsizes off Egyptian coast

A boat carrying migrants capsized Wednesday in the Mediterranean off Egypt’s north coast, drowning at least 43 people and prompting a search operation in which another 150 were rescued, officials said. The vessel overturned off the port city of Rosetta, police and health officials said. The total number of people on board was not immediately […]

Around 6,500 migrants saved off Libyan coast

Around 6,500 migrants saved off Libyan coast

Italian naval ships and vessels from aid organizations on Monday rescued up to 6,500 Europe-bound migrants off the coast of Libya, according to Italy’s coastguard. The mass rescue in the Mediterranean comes amid the latest surge in migrants who are desperately attempting to flee poverty, political repression and war in their home countries. Nearly 4,000 […]