The myth that African migrants are stealing jobs from locals fosters violence and fuels xenophobia.
Myanmar, the US and Southeast Asian envoys are preparing for talks, following Malaysia's announcement that it would assist migrants stranded at sea.
The EU is considering fielding a naval force to deal with increasingly deadly Mediterranean crossings, but the plan would have to favour with the UN.
Migrants give chilling testimonies of abuses committed by smugglers and armed groups in Libya.
A proposal to divide up numbers between EU states in the wake of the Mediterranean crisis could pit Germany, which backs the scheme, against the UK.
Many migrants do not see the recent attacks as xenophobia per se and blame them on poverty.
They must either live in misery or risk death by leaving a country that is in the grip of a highly repressive regime.
iTemba school educates the children of refugees when they're turned away by public schools. But money has dried up and the pupils face eviction.
At least 14 people have died and 200 rescued after a boat reportedly capsized in the Mediterranean, some 160km south of the island of Lampedusa.
Women migrants have carved out a peculiar niche in the strangeness of the city of Johannesburg – a part of it, but also apart
African asylum seekers have demonstrated outside Western embassies in Tel Aviv in a second day of mass protests against Israel's immigration policies.
Italy's navy has rescued the migrants from boats trying to reach Europe in a special operation launched after the Lampedusa disaster.
Israel's right-wing government has cracked down on migrants, seeing them as a threat to public order.
While the continent's leaders fight to protect the elite, their people are fleeing – and dying, writes Percy Zvomuya.
Dozens of migrants from Niger heading for Algeria have died of thirst in the Sahara desert after their vehicle broke down, say local officials.
Another boat carrying African migrants sank on Friday near the south of Sicily, with more than 30 people found dead.
The EU's Jose Manuel Barroso has pledged to rebuild Italian refugee centres after the migrant shipwreck on Italy's shores that claimed 302 people.
More than 100 people drowned and over 200 were unaccounted for after a boat packed caught fire and sank off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.