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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 […]

Kenyans in S.Africa Register for Elections Amid Xenophobic Violence

Kenyans in S.Africa Register for Elections Amid Xenophobic Violence

Kenyans living in South Africa have been making their way to Pretoria to register as diaspora voters for the east African country’s elections set for August 8. Despite initial concerns that the violence against foreigners in the capital city last week could affect them, many made their way over the weekend to the Kenyan High […]

Zimbabweans who go to America to look for a job are stupid says Mugabe

Zimbabweans who go to America to look for a job are stupid says Mugabe

Addressing a gathering in Matopos, President Robert Mugabe criticised Zimbabweans who still leave the country to go and look for jobs in the United States of America. Said Mugabe: Surely for you to go to America to go and look for a job is stupid. Non Americans are being chased away there. What would you […]

Heed the calls, or South Africa will burn

Heed the calls, or South Africa will burn

After the deaths of 62 people and the destruction of millions of rands worth of property, a parliamentary committee probing the 2008 attacks on foreign nationals came to the remarkable conclusion that “xenophobic attitudes do exist among some South African citizens”. It said such attitudes were “largely based on unfounded and unverified fears, as well […]

The Algerian Dream of Travelling to Europe

The Algerian Dream of Travelling to Europe

Berlin is under pressure to deport refugees from so-called “safe countries of origin” back to their homelands. But a country like Algeria has other challenges to overcome before it takes back its people. Before her official trip to Algeria was canceled on Monday because of Algerian President Abd al-Aziz Bouteflika’s failing health, German Chancellor Angela […]

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