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Tuvalu politician who stood in rising sea wants changes to Australia migration treaty

Tuvalu foreign minister Simon Kofe speaks during an interview with Reuters at Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, Fiji, on 11th July, 2022 in this screen grab from a video.

Sydney, AustraliaReuters The Tuvalu politician who stood knee-deep in water to focus the world’s attention on the threat of rising seas to his Pacific atoll nation says a climate migration treaty with Australia should be revised after next month’s national election. Then-Foreign Minister Simon Kofe said “we are sinking” in a 2021 video speech to […]

UK Home Secretary signs new Rwanda treaty to resurrect asylum plan

British Home Secretary James Cleverly and Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs Vincent Biruta sign a new treaty, in Kigali, Rwanda, on 5th December, 2023

Kigali, Rwanda/London, UKReuters Britain signed a new treaty with Rwanda on Tuesday which it said would overcome a court decision blocking its plan to deport asylum seekers to the East African country, a ruling that dealt a huge blow to the government’s immigration policy.  The Rwanda scheme is at the centre of the government’s strategy […]

“War means blood”: Can a treaty stop Latin American activists being killed?

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Bogota, ColombiaThomson Reuters Foundation A treaty aimed at protecting activists in Latin America could be a “life-saving” watershed in a region where scores are murdered each year, but the pact’s success will depend on the commitment of governments and big business, rights advocates said. Nicaraguan activist Lottie Cunningham, who described the Escazu treaty as “extremely […]

Pope Francis blesses Mozambique’s reconciliation efforts on Africa visit

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Vatican CityRNS Pope Francis drove home his message for lasting peace in the troubled country of Mozambique on Thursday, the first day of his three-country visit to Africa, while speaking to its leaders of today and its generation of tomorrow. “In the course of these years, you have come to realise how the pursuit of […]