As British Prime Minister Theresa May is slated to trigger formal Brexit talks, African nations are gearing up for negotiations of their own.
Observers have accused authorities of letting their guard amid a period of relative security for shipping companies operating in the strategic route.
There is much talk about co-operation and partnerships but, in reality, there are few concrete examples
The ministry says the European Union should adopt an Australian-style system where migrants are intercepted at sea.
European law says migrants must stay in the country where they first enter the bloc and that is determined by where they give their fingerprints.
Both regions have experienced dramatic shifts since 2008, and the future is still uncertain as migration and political unrest take centre stage.
40 children, including many newborns, among those drowned as up to 700 migrants feared dead in just one week
'We'll never know the exact number, we'll never know their identity,' rescuers say of migrant horror, the majority of whom are African.
Sales to the European Union account for the vast majority of exports from Mauritius and Mozambique, and about half of those from Swaziland
EU aid programmes for Burundi over the period 2014-20 are worth $480 million
If US March 5 airstrike killed 150 Islamist fighters, the toll would exceed fatalities from all prior American drone strikes in Somalia since 2007
We want same UN status for AMISOM, Djibouti meeting demands following a particularly bloody weekend, and as the EU cut funding.
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With diaspora billions building mega-dams and keeping entire governments adrift, Europe needs to ‘get’ Africa
Belgium's foreign ministry on Friday advised its citizens in Burundi to leave unless they have an essential reason for staying.
The $187m cash will be used to pay the salaries of troops, police and civilians as well as for the mission’s costs to year-end, the AU said.
For decades, the dream of the European Union was to become a post-national paradise of prosperity. Now the process is being reversed.
Greece birthed European civilisation but can no longer afford to live by its standards. Who can then? Not Africa, surely
We have to consider the possibility that dictatorships in Africa have become an integral part of the global system of fiscal governance.
Gambia's Jammeh expels European Union diplomat, asks ICC to investigate death of African migrants at sea
Jammeh has flip-flopped on the issue of migrants, saying they were not good Muslims, then offering Muslim boat people in South East Asia sanctuary.
Francois Hollande seeks military operation against migrant smugglers after horror migrant shipwreck.
European Union to consider military action against traffickers over African migrant crisis - a first
If approved, it would be the first time EU governments use military force to fight illegal migration.