From German chocolate cake to chili con queso, here are 15 foods you think are from other countries but are actually American

2020-01-20 10:59

A surprising number of foods we often think of as from other countries were invented in America, such as German chocolate cake and chili con queso.

Behind the arrests | Part 2: Hundreds of migrants detained during xenophobic violence remain in legal limbo

2019-12-18 06:08

Hundreds of migrants, who were arrested, remain trapped in the legal system, while scores have been deported or fled. Most were victims of xenophobia, not violent looters.

Mexico deports 33% more migrants after deal with US

2019-07-03 11:58

Mexico deported 33% more foreigners month-on-month in June, officials have said, after the country agreed to take "unprecedented" steps to reduce migration in order to avoid US President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs.

World Refugee Day: South Africans skeptical about foreigners' motives, study finds

2019-06-20 17:30

A recent Ipsos global study, coinciding with World Refugee Day, shows that 71% of South Africans tend to be more supportive of refugees seeking sanctuary, even though 66% of those polled doubt their motivation.

Spain busts Bangladeshi-run migrant smuggling ring

2019-05-07 19:21

Police say at least 350 people from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka were smuggled in by the group.

WATCH: Video shows people using ladder to cross US border wall

2019-01-25 09:42

A video taken by a US Border Patrol surveillance camera shows migrants being helped over the border fence with a ladder on the Mexican side near Yuma, Arizona.

Debating illegal immigration: where do we draw the line?

2019-01-08 10:10

We should all desist from saying things that could exacerbate xenophobia, but we cannot kill the debate as it won't go away, writes Max du Preez.

UN, doctors hammer Australia over harsh treatment in refugee camps

2018-12-03 17:19

Australia's under-pressure government has received a double blow from the United Nations and a leading doctors' group over harsh treatment of refugees on offshore island camps.

Trump backs use of 'very safe' tear gas on crowd of migrants

2018-11-27 13:33

US President Donald Trump is defending the use of what he calls "very safe" tear gas by border agents to repel a crowd of Central American migrants that included rock-throwers but also crying children.

Missed appointment not enough to refuse refugee asylum - court judgment

2018-11-19 22:49

A man whose father fled Burundi during political turmoil and genocide there in 1994, has been given a fresh start at applying for asylum in South Africa after being embroiled in a dispute with authorities for about a decade over a missed appointment.


'You can't just fire your domestic worker at will' - SA still hobbled by abusive legacy of domestic work

2019-12-19 08:56

South Africa is one of three African countries to have ratified the International Labour Organisation's Domestic Workers Convention, which places a duty on governments to ensure fundamental rights and prevent abuse. But enforcement still poses a challenge.

The US government is testing surveillance balloons that could track multiple vehicles from 20 kilometres up, day or night

2019-08-03 10:48

In a newly discovered FCC filing, it was revealed that the US government is testing surveillance balloons in the US this summer.

US Supreme Court to take up 'Dreamers' case

2019-06-29 09:28

The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to President Donald Trump's attempt to shut down a programme that shields hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Hospital reports foreign patients to Home Affairs

2019-05-29 05:34

A Western Cape hospital has confiscated the passport of a 25-year-old Zimbabwean woman after she went there to seek treatment.

Dutch church ends 3-month 24/7 service after government change to immigrant policy shift

2019-01-30 20:19

A non-stop service by a Dutch protestant church to protect a family of Armenian asylum seekers from deportation is ending after the government announced changes to its immigration policy.

WATCH: 'Very very happy' runaway Saudi teen settles in Canada after being granted asylum

2019-01-13 13:47

A 'very, very happy' young Saudi woman who caused a sensation by defying her family and seeking asylum abroad has been welcomed with open arms in Toronto at the end of a dramatic but exhausting international odyssey.

2-year-old Yemeni boy whose mom sued US to see him has died

2018-12-30 07:36

The 2-year-old son of a Yemeni woman who sued the Trump administration to let her into the country to be with the ailing boy has died.

Dutch church holds 24/7 service to shield asylum-seekers

2018-11-30 20:46

For more than a month, preachers have been leading a non-stop, round-the-clock service at a small Protestant chapel in a quiet residential street in The Hague in an attempt to prevent the deportation of a family of asylum seekers.

Increasing migration into Gauteng placing burden on service delivery - NCOP to Ramaphosa

2018-11-23 12:08

The National Council of Provinces' chairperson Thandi Modise has asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the matter of migration into Gauteng urgently.

WATCH: Tijuana protesters chant 'Out!' at Central American migrants camped in city

2018-11-19 10:18

Hundreds of Tijuana, Mexico, residents protested the thousands of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan in hopes of a new life in the US.

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