Exhumed bodies of Ethiopian Migrants in Malawi underscore the rising dangers of cross-border trafficking in Southern Africa

Two mass graves were recently discovered in Malawi containing a total of 29 bodies believed to be Ethiopian migrants.[1] It’s a tragic discovery that underscores, once again, the perils of irregular migration along what is known as the Southern Route. Each year, thousands of migrants from the East and Horn of Africa (and sometimes from…

Migrating For Football: Re-igniting Concern for the Irregular Migration of African Football Minors

ANALYSIS Kilili Nthiw’a A little more than a decade ago in May of 2007, a boat, a leaking fishing trawler abandoned by its skipper, washed up on the shore of La Tejita beach in Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands. Surprisingly, the boat was loaded with 130 young men of African origin, some of…