Tag: Rwanda

African illegal migrants carry their belongings following their release from the Holot Detention Centre in Israel's Negev desert, on August 25, 2015. Israel began releasing hundreds of African migrants from the detention centre after a court order, but the asylum-seekers were barred from entering two cities. A recent court decision …

Israel Nears Mass Deportations of Illegal Infiltrators

The Knesset on Monday voted to extend tough restrictions on illegal migrants and shutter the Holot detention facilities in southern Israel in three months’ time, underlining the government’s commitment to planned mass deportations of African migrants to Rwanda and Uganda.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Rwandas President, Paul Kagame , right, arriving at the Kigali Memorial Center, Kigali, Rwanda, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Netanyahu is on a one day visit to Rwanda during a four-nation Africa tour.( AP Photo)

Report: Israel to Open Embassy in Rwanda

Israel is opening a new embassy in Kigali, Rwanda, and is weighing direct commercial flights to the East African country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday.

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Ebola Panic Returns: Rwanda Reinstates Airport Checks

The government of Rwanda has reinstated mandatory Ebola screening and self-reporting procedures at its airports, as Liberia imposes regular temperature checks at school to monitor any new potential cases following the death of 15-year-old Nathan Gbotoe of the disease in late November.