58 000 Haitians facing deportation get US extension

2017-05-23 06:49

More than 58 000 Haitians who stayed in the US with a special protected status since a catastrophic 2010 earthquake will be allowed to stay another six months.

At least 40 Nigerians 'deported' from Italy… one of them for 'drug dealing'

2017-04-05 11:27

At least 40 Nigerians have reportedly been deported from Italy for committing various offences in that country, reports say.

EU: We can make members accept refugees

2017-03-21 22:38

The EU's commissioner for migration says there are tools, means and power to make all members states comply with the relocation of migrants.

Trial starts for Germans accused of refugee attacks

2017-03-07 21:21

Eight members of a German far-right group have gone on trial over terrorism charges, accused of a series of attacks against refugees and political opponents.

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.


Migrant rescue boats colluding with traffickers: Prosecutor

2017-04-23 17:27

An Italian prosecutor claims charity boats rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean are in direct contact with people traffickers in Libya.

Can Kenya ensure national security while still admitting refugees?

2017-03-27 12:35

Kenya says it will appeal a high court ruling blocking the closure of the Dadaab refugee camp. The country must now weigh national security against its international obligations, writes Juliet Okoth.

More than 20 000 Myanmar refugees enter China

2017-03-10 05:27

More than 20 000 Myanmar refugees have entered China, fleeing areas along the border after violent clashes broke out between the south east Asian country's army and ethnic rebels.

Kenya police say gunmen kidnap 3 teachers at refugee camp

2017-03-02 17:25

Kenya police say gunmen have kidnapped three Kenyan teachers at Dadaab refugee camp in eastern Kenya, which hosts more than 200 000 Somali refugees.

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.

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