Uganda considering Israeli request to take in 500 African migrants | World News


Uganda said it was considering a request from Israel to take in 500 African migrants that Israel would deport, the first time an African country confirmed that it was going along with the Israeli government’s controversial deportation plan.

Musa Ecweru, the Ugandan minister in charge of refugees, said the migrants would be thoroughly evaluated before their arrival, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government in January announced plans to jail or deport all of the 38,000 African asylum seekers in the country. The deportations would be undertaken without the typical protections afforded asylum seekers, which can take years to process. The…

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