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    African countries refuse to take back failed EU asylum seekers

    THE European Union (EU) has been forced to drop controversial plans to deport failed asylum seekers who do not have passports after African countries blocked the move.

    European leaders offered more than US$1billion aid in a bid to persuade their African counterparts to take back tens of thousands of illegal migrants.

    But a migration summit in Valletta, Malta, descended into farce after the Africans rejected the EU plan to expel those who do not qualify for asylum using special papers.

    The ‘laissez passer’ travel documents issued to Africans without identification are aimed at easing their return back to countries they left or travelled through.

    Under the proposal, EU countries would decide where a person without a passport has come from in Africa and issue the papers in lieu of a passport.

    Many people arrive in Europe without identity papers with some falsely claiming to be Syrians or Iraqis in order to increase their chances of being granted asylum.

    Draft conclusions for the summit of EU and African leaders written earlier this week showed it was planned they would agree to ‘enhance recognition of the EU laissez passer for return purposes’.

    But Wednesday night it emerged that this would not be in the final conclusions. A leaked copy of document showed the line had been removed.

    British premier David Cameron announced Wednesday the UK will use US$300 million of aid money to help African countries tackle the migrant crisis.

    The government said the funding, which will be given between now and 2020, will be used to help African countries cope with economic pressures, environmental disasters such as droughts and problems of corruption.

    It will also be used to provide humanitarian support for refugees.

    The Government will provide US$190 million to Ethiopia, which has seen its refugee population soar from 90,000 in 2011 to 700,000 in 2015.

    The summit in Valletta, Malta, descended into farce after the Africans rejected the EU plan to expel those who do not qualify for asylum using special papers

    Some $7 million will be used to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance in the Sahel countries such as Mali and Burkina Faso, with the money providing food, water and shelter.

    As part of the drive to tackle the root causes of the problem, a $20 million programme will create 9,000 jobs in Somalia, giving them the option of choosing to ‘stay where they are and not be coming to Europe’.

    A No10 source said as well as announcing the money, Cameron would use a working dinner last night to urge African leaders to do more to accept the return of migrants who have tried to enter the

    European Union illegally.

    "The Prime Minister will be emphasising to the Africans that they have got to work with us on returns.

    "We welcome the co-operation they have shown so far but it’s very important that we develop the situation where we are able to return illegal migrants who arrive in the Mediterranean,"’ she said.

    It follows a wider two-day summit with European and African leaders. Cameron attended the first day, pictured with Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid.

    Cameron vowed the UK will play a "huge and historic role" in helping to tackle the migration crisis, including stepping up efforts to "smash" gangs of human traffickers.

    He said it was "the biggest problem facing Europe today", with a movement of people greater than any seen since the end of the Second World War.

    Cameron was last night left embarrassed after a live video feed of one of the summit sessions showed him texting on his BlackBerry while other leaders were speaking.

    Africa won't take failed EU asylum seekers



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    Africa refuses to take back migrants in EU illegally - they want to continue the flow of money they send back to Africa

    http://www.alipac.us/f12/africa-refu...egally-325379/

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