Roof collapses in Afghanistan refugee camp, kiling 6

2017-01-23 11:16

An Afghan official says the roof of a shoddily constructed house in a refugee camp in eastern Afghanistan collapsed as a family was sleeping inside, killing 6 family members.

Merkel urges Germany to face down terror with cohesion, compassion

2016-12-31 13:33

Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Germans to hold firm to democratic values in the face of jihadist terror.

'It was a deception:' Ex-Somali refugees regret coming home

2016-12-27 13:01

Somalis who left the Dadaab refugee camp in neighbouring Kenya regret coming home after finding out that the safety and support that they were "assured" on their return were just "empty" promises.

Refugees in Africa faced bitter disappointments in 2016

2016-12-21 16:11

Several countries across Africa are overburdened by a lack of space and financial support for refugees, writes Cristiano D'Orsi.

4 migrants die, 34 rescued en route from Morocco to Europe

2016-12-07 18:03

Moroccan authorities say four migrants have died and 34 have been rescued after their inflatable boat capsized between Morocco and Spain.

Merkel seeks new party term amid concern over migrants

2016-12-06 16:02

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stressing her determination to ensure that there's no repeat of the 2015 migrant influx as she seeks a new two-year term.

In Rwanda, refugees realise dream of a university degree

2016-11-18 16:01

Inside a red-brick building with a tin roof in western Rwanda, a group of young people are hard at work studying for a US-accredited university degree. read more...

Kenya delays closure of Dadaab refugee camp by six months

2016-11-16 17:01

The Kenyan government has announced that it has agreed to extend the deadline for the closure of Dadaab refugee camp - the world's largest - by six months, having originally planned it for November.

Top Africa Stories: Nigeria, Zim, S Sudan

2016-11-07 19:44

Nigeria's TB Joshua predicts a Hillary Clinton win in the US presidential elections, and Thabo Mbeki foundation says Zimbabwe is capable of working out solutions to help bring back economic development.

Kenya warned against closing world's largest refugee camp

2016-11-04 14:14

Another major aid group is warning Kenya not to close the world's largest refugee camp, saying the move is pressuring tens of thousands of Somali refugees to return to their deeply unstable country.


Armless Syrian boy thrives in US, hopes family can join him

2017-01-02 09:38

A Syrian boy who has lost his arms to a bomb is thriving in his new life in Massachusetts but isn't sure whether he'll be reunited with his family anytime soon.

Balkan countries illegally push back migrants, says UNHCR

2016-12-27 16:51

Illegal deportations of migrants seeking to reach western Europe along the so-called Balkans route have been on the rise, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned.

Fleeing war, South Sudanese create booming camps in Uganda

2016-12-26 20:00

More than one million refugees have fled South Sudan, spilling across borders in east Africa as the international community warns that the conflict and its ethnic violence could destabilise the region.

Turkey: 100 000 Aleppo civilians could be evacuated

2016-12-15 20:32

Up to 100 000 civilians could be evacuated from the Syrian city of Aleppo, with Turkey possibly setting up a camp in Syria for the evacuees.

5 teens in Sweden charged with raping fellow Afghan boy

2016-12-07 06:20

Swedish authorities have charged five teenagers from Afghanistan with raping another Afghan boy in an alleged assault that prosecutors say lasted for at least an hour.

KZN family who helped refugees returns home after 6 months in hiding

2016-11-28 15:27

A KwaZulu-Natal family that had to flee their home and go into hiding after a group of refugees they tried to help turned on them, are finally back and settled on their farm.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Namibia, Kenya

2016-11-16 20:00

President Joseph Kabila has defied calls for him to step down, and African countries have been urged not to leave the ICC during an annual meeting held in The Hague.

Kenya forcing refugees to war-torn Somalia, group says

2016-11-15 16:00

The Kenyan government is coercing refugees to quit the world's largest refugee camp and return to Somalia where they risk getting killed or forcibly recruited into the Islamic extremist group, al-Shabaab, Amnesty International says.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, Kenya

2016-11-04 21:29

Some Zimbabweans are already printing fake bond notes even though the “real things” haven't been put into circulation yet. read this and other stories.

Underage migrants moved out of Calais to sites around France

2016-11-02 15:26

French authorities have begun busing underage migrants out of Calais to processing centres around France.

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