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Stop Forced Return of Nigerian Refugees, UN Tells Cameroon

Stop Forced Return of Nigerian Refugees, UN Tells Cameroon

The Cameroon authorities are said to be forcing thousands of Nigerian refugees out of their homes, against their will, to return to the country. The action came, despite a recent an agreement between Nigeria and Cameroon to prevent forced return. According to a report issued by United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR yesterday, Cameroonian soldiers have […]

Face to Face With the Eritrean Exodus Into Ethiopia

Face to Face With the Eritrean Exodus Into Ethiopia

Under the early morning sun in the most northern region of Ethiopia a motley group of Eritrean men, women and children arrive dusty and tired at the end of a journey – and at the start of another. After crossing the border under cover of darkness (leaving Eritrea without authorisation is a crime punishable by […]

Helicopter Gunfire Kills Dozens of Fleeing Somalis

Helicopter Gunfire Kills Dozens of Fleeing Somalis

More than 30 Somalis have died after gunfire from a helicopter struck their boat off Hodeida’s coast in Yemen. It is not clear who was behind the attack. At least 33 migrants died and dozens of others were wounded after gunfire from a helicopter hit their boat on Friday, an official told AFP news agency. […]

South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis – UN Refugee

South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis – UN Refugee

The number of South Sudanese fleeing their homes is “alarming,” the United Nations refugee agency today said, announcing that 1.6 million people have either been displaced or fled to neighbouring countries in the past eight months ago. “A famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing […]

We Have to Shut Dadaab for Security, Kenyatta Tells UN

We Have to Shut Dadaab for Security, Kenyatta Tells UN

President Uhuru Kenyatta says the Dadaab refugee complex will have to be closed for the good of the region, in spite of incessant campaigns by rights groups to have the plan abandoned. At a joint press conference with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, President Kenyatta argued the camp as it is today no longer serves its […]

Preparing for New Travel Ban, Lawyers Step Up to Help Immigrants

Preparing for New Travel Ban, Lawyers Step Up to Help Immigrants

A man near the cordoned-off area near the baggage claim for international arrivals at Dulles International Airport questioned Mirriam Seddiq as she stood with her sign offering free legal assistance. As Seddiq later tells the story, he sneered, “Would you take these Muslims home with you?” She looked down at herself, then back up at […]

‘Africa Is for All Africans’ – March Against Xenophobic Attacks

‘Africa Is for All Africans’ – March Against Xenophobic Attacks

A coalition representing more than 10 civil bodies marched to Parliament on Saturday to protest against the recent attacks on foreign nationals in Gauteng. Around 100 people from the Africa Solidarity network, the Cape Town Housing Assembly, Gender Sonke Justice, Unifam and others marched to Parliament to express their support for both legal and illegal […]

Refugees Turn Down Burundi Govt’s Plea to Return Home

Refugees Turn Down Burundi Govt’s Plea to Return Home

Burundian officials who had travelled to Uganda to persuade their nationals to return home left empty-handed after they were met with a hostile reception. At a rally organised for a team led by Burundi Minister for Home Affairs Pascal Barandagiye, the refugees in Nakivale settlement demanded justice, an African Union force to protect those opposed […]

South Africa’s Planned Anti-Immigrant March Condemned

South Africa’s Planned Anti-Immigrant March Condemned

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) has condemned a planned march against immigrants and the recent outbreak of xenophobic violence in certain parts of the country. The march is planned for February 24, however, it is not clear who has planned it, the institute said on Tuesday. “There are pamphlets making the rounds in […]

Officials Clamor for New Talks, More Aid as Refugee Crisis Worsens in South Sudan

Officials Clamor for New Talks, More Aid as Refugee Crisis Worsens in South Sudan

The violence in Africa’s newest country has created the continent’s largest displacement crisis, and as thousands of South Sudanese refugees continue to pour into neighboring countries to escape attacks from armed groups, the U.N. refugee agency is sounding an alarm. “We now have 1.5 million refugees that have fled South Sudan … 60 percent of […]

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