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.
Young migrants have become powerful agents of change and development.
The financial crisis in Europe has brought an influx of Portuguese migrants to Mozambique, creating employment opportunities in the process.
Survivors of a dinghy tragedy that left 63 migrants dead have accused the Nato member states of failing to come to the aid of people in danger.
Israel has reached an agreement to send thousands of African migrants to an unidentified country, a plan that has elicited criticism and concern.
New research on education rights of refugees and immigrants reveals widespread violations.
Two migrants were allegedly killed and several injured at a refugee centre in Pretoria earlier this week during a stampede, according to witnesses.
Ethiopian man tells United Nations refugee agency that two military vessels refused to rescue boatload of migrants, many of whom died.
Almost everyone on an ship carrying about 600 African migrants to Europe is believed to have died when the vessel broke apart within sight of Tripoli.
African migrants were left to die in the Mediterranean after a number of European and Nato military units apparently ignored their cries for help.
Egyptian police shot dead two African migrants on Sunday as they tried to slip across the Sinai peninsula desert border to Israel.
Although Johannesburg's Central Methodist Church was an "unsuitable" shelter for children, it was their only option amid a lack of government support.
Authorities detained more than 500 mainly African migrants last year in Colombia, a growing hub for people trafficking to the United States.
Egyptian border guards fatally shot an Eritrean man and seriously wounded a second as they tried to cross into Israel, police said on Wednesday.
The EU should demand that Italy stop forcing African migrant boats back to Libya, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.