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.

France clears Calais camp

2016-11-01 06:56

French demolition teams have cleared the last shacks in the Calais "Jungle", signalling the end of the notorious camp.

PHOTOS: Stories of Somali refugees living in Dadaab camp

2016-10-21 06:00

As the closure of the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab, draws ever near, Doctors Without Borders has called upon the Kenyan Government as well as the UNHCR to urgently consider alternative arrangements.

Refugees stranded in Somalia after Kenya eviction

2016-10-05 15:14

The UNHCR has spent much of 2016 trucking and flying thousands of Somalis back into their country as part of a "voluntary repatriation" agreement between that organisation, the Kenyan government, and the fledgling federal government of Somalia.

Boko Haram refugees in Niger find safety, but lack aid

2016-09-28 16:43

As Nigerian forces have progressed against Boko Haram, the cornered terror group has been carrying out more attacks in neighbouring countries. In Niger's Diffa region on the border of Nigeria, more than 280 000 people have been displaced.


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.

Bulldozers begin demolishing Calais migrant camp

2016-10-27 14:23

Bulldozers have started demolishing the makeshift migrant camp of the port city of Calais, one day after French authorities have declared it empty.

Dadaab crisis: Refugees' fears are real, says MSF

2016-10-16 19:00

As the closure of the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab, draws ever near, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has called upon the Kenyan Government as well as the UNHCR to urgently consider alternative arrangements.

200 000 Afghan refugees return home

2016-10-05 05:22

More than 200 000 Afghan refugees have been repatriated from Pakistan this year, nearly half of them in September alone.

Zuma repeats mistaken refugee claim

2016-09-20 10:20

President Jacob Zuma has repeated the erroneous claim that South Africa is the biggest recipient of asylum seekers.

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