France is closing its doors to countries outside the EU

The French prime minister announced on Friday night that containment could still be avoided in France, thanks in part to the closure of borders and shopping malls. “We can still give ourselves a chance to avoid confinement,” Prime Minister Jean Castex assured Friday, January 29, during a speech from the Elysee Palace at the end … Read more

27 migrants dead off Mauritania

The two UN agencies are deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of 27 people at sea off West Africa between Nouadhibou, in Mauritania, and Dakhla, in Western Sahara. “Only one survivor was brought back to Nouadhibou, following the rescue operation carried out by the Mauritanian coastguard on Thursday,” the IMO and Hcr said in a … Read more