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Monday, 5 December 2016

Algeria To 'Expel Thousands Of Migrants'

Algeria has begun the process of deporting thousands of migrants from other African states who have allegedly been living on its territory illegally, a human right organisation says.

About 1,400 sub-Saharan Africans, mainly West Africans, have been taken from their homes in Algiers by riot police since Thursday, according to the Algerian League for the Defence of Human Rights (ALDHR) .

Pregnant women and children are among the migrants.

The ALDHR says some have been injured and others have been taken to a holding centre just outside Algiers.

The Algerian authorities warned in late September that they intended to expel tens of thousands of sub-Saharan migrants.

There have recently been clashes between migrants and locals in southern Algeria - the result of what seemed to be pressure for jobs.

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