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Angola Waives Visa Requirements for Rwandans

Angola Waives Visa Requirements for Rwandans

With effect from July 1, 2018, Rwandan citizens travelling to Angola will no longer be required to have visas to enter Angolan territory. The decision for Rwandans to be exempted from visas to Angola is contained in a presidential decree no. 150/18 of 19 June. The same decree also exempts citizens of Cape Verde. According […]

Algeria abandons 13,000 migrants in the Sahara

Algeria abandons 13,000 migrants in the Sahara

From this isolated frontier post deep in the sands of the Sahara, the expelled migrants can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds. They look like specks in the distance, trudging miserably across some of the world’s most unforgiving terrain in the blistering sun. They are the ones who made it out alive. […]

Cameroon Families Search for Repatriated Migrants

Cameroon Families Search for Repatriated Migrants

Families are in search of loved ones among the more than 2,000 Cameroonian migrants who were rescued in Libya and brought back to the central African state by the International Organization for Migration. More than 100 Cameroonians cheered and sang the central African country’s national anthem upon arrival at the Yaounde-Nsimalen international airport from Libya […]

We Are ‘Treated Like Dogs’ and ‘Forced to Pay Bribes’ to Get Asylum – Foreign Nationals

We Are ‘Treated Like Dogs’ and ‘Forced to Pay Bribes’ to Get Asylum – Foreign Nationals

It is a costly affair for asylum seekers at the Desmond Tutu Refugee Reception Centre in Marabastad, Tshwane. They’ve described the centre as a prison-like environment, where they are treated like dogs and forced to pay various bribes. Several foreign nationals, speaking on condition of anonymity detailed how people “hang around” the centre to rob […]

End the ‘Harmful Narrative’ – Migration Is a Net-Gain for Africa, Finds UN Report

End the ‘Harmful Narrative’ – Migration Is a Net-Gain for Africa, Finds UN Report

The large-scale migration of people within Africa tends to boost growth and lifts the continent’s whole economy, a new United Nations report has said, urging the world to dispel misconceptions and “harmful narratives” targeting migration. Cross-border movement offers “a chance for a better life, with the social and economic benefits extending to both source and […]

17 Million People Left African Continent in 2017 – United Nations

17 Million People Left African Continent in 2017 – United Nations

No fewer than 17 million Africans left the continent in 2017 in search of greener pastures, a new report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said. The ‘Economic Development in Africa’ report also said 5.5 million people moved to Africa from other continents while some 19 million international migrants moved within […]

The Guaranteed Path to French Citizenship for African Immigrants Are Acts of Heroism

The Guaranteed Path to French Citizenship for African Immigrants Are Acts of Heroism

The heroic act of scaling a building to rescue a small boy has “earned” Mamoudou Gassama, a Malian undocumented migrant in France, his French citizenship. Gassama is an illustration of the extraordinary measures Africans need to take to attain official papers in Europe Mamoudou Gassama, a Malian migrant who has now been christened the “Malian […]

South Africa Opens Arms Wider to Kenyan Visa Seekers

South Africa Opens Arms Wider to Kenyan Visa Seekers

Kenyans are set to receive visas on arrival into South Africa in new rules as the country revises its immigration policy. South African Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom revealed the plans on the sidelines of a travel conference. He said Kenya is among countries whose citizens will apply for E-Visas that will be issued upon arrival. […]

More Than 200 South Africans Apply for Australia’s ‘Humanitarian’ Visas

More Than 200 South Africans Apply for Australia’s ‘Humanitarian’ Visas

More than 200 South Africans have applied for Australian humanitarian visas in light of recent comments by the country’s minister of home affairs. According to a 9Nine News report, there are 89 applications relating to 213 people seeking visas in this category. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton previously stated that he would welcome white South […]

Burkina Faso in the fight against terrorism

Burkina Faso in the fight against terrorism

In New York for the 72nd Ordinary Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the President of Burkina Faso, His Excellency Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, participated in a high-level G5 Sahel meeting on Monday 18 September. The objective of the meeting was to make the international community aware of the urgent need to support the […]

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