Victims of latest xenophobic violence blame electioneering by politicians.
The South African government is overhauling visa regulations to promote both tourism and business travel in a bid to boost the country’s economy, which is currently in recession.
Special dispensation was meant to regularise undocumented Zimbabweans living in South Africa, but left many undocumented for years.
With many Africans celebrating France’s World Cup victory as theirs, having adopted ‘Les Bleus’ as the ‘sixth African country’ in the tournament, it begs the question: should Africans claim France’s triumph as partly theirs? Do Africans have legitimate reasons to celebrate the victory of a country still accused of causing problems on the continent?
2018 is the 18th year of the World Refugee Day event, run by the United Nations Refugee Agency as a declaration that the world supports and stands with refugees. The day also marks the launch of the ‘With Refugees’ petition, which will state the needs and potential rights of refugees to allow every one of them the opportunity to thrive and succeed – as these people did.
Scores of asylum seekers were turned away at Foreshore office in Cape Town, South Africa. The Foreshore offices turned away new refugee applicants from the DRC, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Somalia and elsewhere.
Lack of transparency and arbitrary policies fail to protect families of refugees, says civil society organisation.
In 1994 the world wasn’t there for Rwanda in its hour of need, not even the African Union. In 2017, Rwanda is offering to take in migrants from Libya and has shown itself as a truly Pan-African nation by opening its doors to fellow Africans, moving beyond the rhetoric.
Not being able to live in one’s own home country because of disturbances such as violence and natural disasters can be an emotionally and socially disturbing issue. Finding #refugee in another country hoping for a better life but then being subjected to humiliation and non-acceptance is a double blow. How can we avoid displacements when conflicts are the order of the day?