At least 20 Malawians stuck in Zimbabwean prison

2016-11-28 13:02

At least 20 Malawians are reportedly stuck in a Harare female prison in Zimbabwe. They are among a group of 28 illegal immigrants from various African countries, who are being kept at the prison.

Ten bodies found in dinghy off Libyan coast

2016-11-06 13:24

Ten bodies have been recovered from a rubber dinghy off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard says, adding that 2 100 other migrants had been rescued during the day.

More than 100 bodies recovered from Egypt migrant shipwreck

2016-09-23 20:43

Rescuers have recovered 53 bodies from a migrant boat that capsized off the Egyptian coast, bringing the death toll from the disaster to at least 108, a health ministry official says.

Dozens more feared dead in Egypt migrant boat tragedy

2016-09-22 17:45

Dozens of migrants are feared dead after their overloaded fishing boat capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, as authorities arrested four suspected traffickers following the tragedy that killed at least 42 people.

Malaysia recovers 35 more migrant bodies

2015-09-06 10:19

Malaysian rescuers have recovered the bodies of 35 more Indonesian migrants killed when their boat sank three days ago, taking the toll in the disaster to 50.

Cruelty driving Libya migrant crossings – Amnesty

2015-05-11 06:17

Migrants in Libya face ‘cruelty’ and abuse, driving many people to risk their lives in dangerous Mediterranean crossings aimed at reaching sanctuary in Europe, Amnesty International says.

Sudanese woman who faced death over faith heads to US

2014-08-01 15:05

Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith while facing death is on her way to a new home in the US.

A tsunami of incomers

2014-06-16 07:00

SA can control the migrant influx by using interventions, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Spain intercepts boats carrying immigrants

2013-08-12 16:20

A Spanish maritime safety agency has intercepted nine inflatable toy boats carrying 59 African migrants, officials say.

Fingerprinting illegal immigrants 'best'

2013-08-08 14:03

Britain should consider fingerprinting the thousands of immigrants caught trying to enter the country illegally every year via France, says an independent report on Britain's borders.


Winter worries for migrant rescue ships off Libya

2016-11-17 19:20

The wave of migrant dinghies across the Mediterranean continues relentlessly, but the aid group rescue boats which have spent the year saving lives are not cut out for winter.

Egypt moves to tighten borders after migrant ship tragedy

2016-09-25 21:00

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has ordered the tightening of border security after more than 160 mainly Egyptian migrants died when their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean.

More than 100 bodies recovered from Egypt migrant shipwreck: officials

2016-09-23 16:37

Rescuers recovered 53 bodies on Friday from a migrant boat that capsized off the Egyptian coast, bringing the death toll from the disaster to at least 108, a health ministry official said.

Zimbabwe deports 13 SA-bound Ugandans

2016-05-04 13:25

Zimbabwean authorities have deported at least 13 SA-bound Ugandans after they entered the southern African country illegally, a report says.

Canada gets applicants for immigration programme

2015-07-24 20:30

Canada has received just six applications for its pilot immigration programme for millionaires, far fewer than for its investor class visa.

140 held in US pro-immigration protest

2014-08-29 10:04

At least 140 demonstrators rallying for looser immigration rules have been arrested outside the White House for civil disobedience.

Botswana set to kick out Zim refugees – report

2014-07-10 09:29

The Botswana government is reportedly set to repatriate Zimbabweans who sought refuge in the neighbouring country at the height of Zimbabwe’s political crisis in 2008.

Libya deports 100s of African immigrants

2013-11-27 15:16

Libya has deported more than 500 African immigrants, sending them to Niger as it tries to tackle an influx of refugees and Islamist militants.

6 migrants drown, 100 rescued off Sicily

2013-08-10 13:17

The Italian coastguard has found the bodies of six migrants dead on a tourist beach in Sicily while more than 100 others, thought to be Syrians, have been rescued, officials say.

Australia resolute on asylum policy

2013-07-28 08:55

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says he made "absolutely no apology" for his hardline new policy on asylum-seekers under which they are sent to Papua New Guinea.

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