In Libya, a lack of authority has allowed the ongoing kidnapping and extortion of migrants. What can European countries do to prevent the murder and torture of migrants?
Despite ugly smear campaigns to discredit them, violent threats and racist comments 23-year-olds Safiya Khalid and Nadia Mohamed who are both former refugees still managed to secure historic victories by becoming the first Somali-Americans elected to the city council of Lewiston, Maine and St Louis Park, Minnesota respectively.
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.