32 000 South Sudanese already entered Sudan in 2017: UNHCR

2017-02-27 14:26

At least 32 000 South Sudanese have entered Sudan since the start of the year, with tens of thousands more expected to arrive fleeing a famine in their country, the UN refugee agency says.

Syrian teen on trial in Germany over bomb plot

2017-02-20 21:00

A 16-year-old Syrian refugee has gone on trial in Germany accused of planning a bomb attack on behalf of the Islamic State jihadist group.

Zuma launches Desmond Tutu Refugee Centre

2017-02-17 16:25

President Jacob Zuma launched the Desmond Tutu Refugee Reception Centre in Pretoria.

Leaders should choose words about foreigners carefully - Gigaba

2017-02-17 13:01

Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba has issued a stern warning to leaders in South Africa to choose their words carefully when speaking about foreigners in the country.

Kenya high court blocks closure of Dadaab refugee camp

2017-02-09 13:00

Kenya's High Court has declared as "null and void" the government's decision to close the Dadaab refugee camp - the world's largest - and to send Somali refugees home.

Trump travel ban faces biggest legal test yet

2017-02-07 20:47

President Donald Trump's travel ban faces its biggest legal test yet when a panel of federal judges hears arguments from the administration and its opponents.

At least 140 Somali refugees set to leave for US sent back to camp

2017-02-05 06:57

At least 140 Somali refugees whose resettlement in the US this week was stopped by President Donald Trump's executive order have been sent back to their refugee camp instead, one of the refugees says.

Refugee girl starts school after education department refuses to admit her

2017-02-01 19:06

After being sent from pillar to post in a bid to register her little girl in school, a refugee mother can now breathe a sigh of relief.

Australian leader says Trump agrees to accept refugees

2017-01-30 16:07

President Donald Trump has agreed to keep an Obama administration promise to resettle refugees languishing in Pacific island camps despite the US toughening its stance on Muslim immigration, the Australian prime minister says.

Syrian Christians denied entry at Philadelphia: official

2017-01-30 05:53

Six Syrians including Christians were turned away from Philadelphia International Airport in the United States and sent back to Lebanon, an official at Beirut airport told AFP on Sunday.


15 injured in fire at Swedish refugee centre

2017-02-26 18:10

Swedish police say at least 15 people have been injured after a fire broke out at one of the country's largest refugee centres in southwestern Sweden.

Uganda warns of strain under huge South Sudan refugee influx

2017-02-17 18:51

Uganda is warning its resources are strained by the hundreds of thousands of refugees who continue to flee violence in South Sudan and Burundi.

Refugee asylum reopened after renovations

President Jacon Zuma reopens renovated Desmod Tutu Refugee Centre in Marabastad, Pretoria. The renovations were done in order to improve services provided for asylum seekers.

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The long road to SA citizenship for former Angolan refugees

2017-02-15 07:57

Kazi Irene Boaventura and her brother Filipe, part of a group of 2 000 former Angolan refugees who fled 19 years ago, are applying for special exemption to continue their lives in South Africa.

Number of Burundian refugees to reach 500 000 this year

2017-02-08 11:00

The number of Burundians fleeing political violence is expected to reach 500 000 this year, and the UN is seeking more land for refugee camps in neighbouring countries, the UN refugee agency says.

Trump administration defends 'lawful' travel ban

2017-02-07 06:23

The US government has defended President Donald Trump's travel ban as a "lawful exercise" of his authority, and urged an appeals court to reinstate the suspended measure in the interests of national security.

Calls for Zuma to stand against Trump's refugee policy - Oxfam

2017-02-03 13:36

President Jacob Zuma must condemn US President Donald Trump's executive order which temporarily bans refugees from seven majority Muslim nations from entering the US, Oxfam SA says.

San Francisco sues Trump for targeting sanctuary cities

2017-02-01 18:05

San Francisco has filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against President Donald Trump over his decision to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities.

Starbucks to hire 10 000 refugees over next 5 years

2017-01-30 14:54

Starbucks says it will hire 10 000 refugees over the next five years in response to President Donald Trump's indefinite suspension of Syrian refugees and temporary travel bans that apply to six other Muslim-majority nations.

Merkel slams Trump travel ban, cites Geneva convention

2017-01-29 21:30

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday slammed the restrictions on immigration imposed by US President Donald Trump, saying it was "not justified" to target people based on their background or religion.

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