Sweden struggles to cope with migrant tide

Sweden said on Thursday it expected up to 190,000 migrants this year, putting unprecedented strain on a country famous for welcoming refugees but planning to house many in tents this winter. On the opposite pole of the angry debate on the migration crisis, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban urged European[…]

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Slovenia gives army more power amid migrant crisis

The Slovenian parliament passed legislation early on Wednesday that will give the army more power to help police guarding the state border as thousands of migrants flood into the country from Croatia after Hungary sealed off its border. The new legislation will enable the soldiers to control the border when[…]

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Backlog of migrants swells in the Balkans

The Balkans struggled with a growing backlog of migrants on Monday after Hungary sealed its southern border and Slovenia tried to impose a limit, leaving thousands stranded on cold, rain-drenched borders where tempers frayed. Having declared it would accept only 2,500 per day, Slovenia said 5,000 had arrived from Croatia[…]

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The grid of repression

OPINION by Rana Dasgupta – The common mythology of the three great Mediterranean religions begins with a woman who, in the face of political terror, floats her son away on a river in the hope he will be carried to a better life. The plan works: He is rescued and[…]

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Hungarian riot police detain migrants

Hungary on Wednesday detained 29 people including a “terrorist” as migrants demanding to be let through the country’s newly shut EU frontier clashed with riot police firing water cannon and tear gas while refugees searched for new ways to enter the bloc. Hungary’s decision this week to shut the EU’s[…]

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Shades of Colonialism = Refugees

OPINION by Ibrahim Vawda – In the Kiswahili language the term “Maafa” means disaster, a terrible incident or a great tragedy. It is also used when referring to the centuries of suffering of people of African Heritage through slavery, imperialism, colonialism, oppression, exploitation and occupation. Similarly, these imperialistic, colonialist designs[…]

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