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Zimbabwe Govt Loses U.S.$80,000 in Loans As Youth Migrate to South Africa

Zimbabwe Govt Loses U.S.$80,000 in Loans As Youth Migrate to South Africa

THE majority of youths in Tsholotsho who received loans from Government to start income generating projects skipped the country and headed to South Africa resulting in only $7 000 being repaid from the $87 000 that was disbursed. Matabeleland North provincial head in the Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Mr Buthumuzi Ngwenya revealed […]

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 Africa Ruling Party Youth League Wants ‘Huge Wall’ On Mozambique Border

South Africa Ruling Party Youth League Wants ‘Huge Wall’ On Mozambique Border

President Jacob Zuma paid a surprise visit to the Manguzi police station, northern KwaZulu-Natal, on Tuesday. His visit was part of government’s campaign to intensify the fight against cross-border crime in the Umkhanyakude, Hlabisa, and Jozini municipalities. He spoke to residents living near the border and went to inspect the border post allegedly used during […]

More Nigerians Told to Leave Italian Shores

More Nigerians Told to Leave Italian Shores

The Italian government has deported another batch of Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country, just two weeks after it deported 33 Nigerians. The fresh 37 deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos, on Tuesday night. The deportees,who are all males, were brought back in a chartered aircraft with registration number […]

‘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 […]

Militias collude with corrupt officials to extort and abuse migrants seeking to reach Europe

Militias collude with corrupt officials to extort and abuse migrants seeking to reach Europe

On February 21, the bodies of 74 migrants were found by the Libyan Red Crescent on the shore of Zawiya, a Libyan town known for being a capital of fuel smuggling and human trafficking. A Zawiya resident said he was on the beach as Red Crescent volunteers filled dozens of body bags. “The first thing […]

Lack of Access to Work for Refugees Undermining Efforts to Prevent Secondary Migration – New Report

Lack of Access to Work for Refugees Undermining Efforts to Prevent Secondary Migration – New Report

Efforts to reduce irregular and dangerous secondary migration among Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia are being undermined by the fact they are not allowed to work legally, a new report by the Overseas Development Institute has found. Researchers at the UK’s leading think-tank on international development have found that while donor-funded policy measures such as livelihood […]

In photos – Xenophobic Violence in Pretoria

In photos – Xenophobic Violence in Pretoria

Against the backdrop of an anti-immigrant march in Pretoria, Ihsaan Haffejee photographed a clash between protesters and Somali immigrants in the west of the city on Friday. Photo: A group of anti-immigrant protesters trying to displace immigrants were confronted by police as they attempted to enter a predominantly Somali neighbourhood in Pretoria West. Police separated […]

Zimbabwe Diaspora not paying tax to lose citizenship – VP Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe Diaspora not paying tax to lose citizenship – VP Emmerson Mnangagwa

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s government is drafting a new constitutional amendment that would automatically cancel citizenship from anyone who would have stayed abroad for five years without paying tax to his government, a development that is set to make millions of Zimbabweans stateless. Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is also minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary […]

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