Italy’s Senate passes tough anti-migrant decree

The Italian Senate has cleared the way for Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s tough anti-migrant decree to become law following a confidence vote. The decree will put an end to two-year “humanitarian protection” residency permits — a lower level of asylum status based on Italian rather than international law — that were awarded to 25 percent of asylum seekers last year. Source: The Local

White South Africans barred from registering on government jobs website

A registration process on a government partnered youth employment initiative has appeared to exclude white South Africans, sparking criticism from the country’s trade union. The registration criteria on the site require the applicants to be black, in accordance with the BEE definition (Black Economic Empowerment), between the ages of 18 – 34, and South African citizens. Source: RT