Is­rael may de­port Africans

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KAMPALA: Uganda is con­sid­er­ing a re­quest from Is­rael to take in 500 mi­grants from Eritrea and Su­dan, a min­is­ter has said, the first time the na­tion has ac­knowl­edged it is in talks over such a deal.

“The State of Is­rael work­ing with other refugees’ man­ag­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions has re­quested Uganda to al­low about 500 Eritre­ans and Su­danese to re­lo­cate to Uganda. The gov­ern­ment and min­istry are pos­i­tively con­sid­er­ing the re­quest,” Musa Ecweru, Min­is­ter of State for Re­lief, Dis­as­ter Pre­pared­ness and Refugees, said.

About 4 000 mi­grants have left Is­rael for Rwanda and Uganda since 2013 un­der a vol­un­tary pro­gramme but Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu has come un­der pres­sure from his right-wing voter base to ex­pel thou­sands more.

Is­rael has

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