Uganda considering Israeli request to take African migrants, minister says – Israel News


An African migrant wears a T-shirt with a Hebrew phrase referring to the Holocaust,” I promise to remember… and never forget!” in south Tel Aviv July 17, 2013..
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KAMPALA – Uganda is considering a request from Israel to take in 500 migrants from Eritrea and Sudan, a minister said on Friday, the first time the East African nation has acknowledged it is in talks over such a deal.

“The State of Israel working with other refugees’ managing organizations has requested Uganda to allow about 500 Eritreans and Sudanese to relocate to Uganda. The government and ministry are positively considering the request,” Musa Ecweru, Minister of State for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, said in a statement.

About 4,000 migrants have left Israel for Rwanda and…

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