Ristom Haileslasie (R), a 33-year-old Eritrean migrant, and his friend Andom Temesgen (C) participate in a protest against the Israeli government's plan to deport African migrants, in Tel Aviv, Israel April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Corinna Kern
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Israel is finalizing a deal to deport thousands of African migrants to Uganda under a new scheme after agreements with Rwanda and the U.N.'s refugee agency to find homes for those expelled fell through.Government representatives told the court Tuesday that an envoy was in an African country finalizing a deportation deal after an arrangement with Rwanda to take migrants expelled under the new measures fell through.The representatives did not name the country in court sessions open to the public though Israeli lawmakers have previously said the two countries it was planning to deport migrants to were Rwanda and Uganda.Both countries have denied having any deals with the Jewish state to resettle migrants.
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