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.

Body of girl who died at US border returns to Guatemala

2018-12-24 19:00

The body of a 7-year-old girl who died while in custody of the US Border Patrol has arrived in her native Guatemala.

Spain aids pregnant woman, kayakers in migrant rescue

2018-12-09 09:05

Spanish authorities say they have rescued 33 migrants crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, including a pregnant woman on a small boat and four people paddling two kayaks across the busy shipping lane.

Morocco meeting to adopt UN migration pact despite withdrawals

2018-12-07 08:12

Representatives from around the globe are gearing up for a major conference in Morocco to endorse a United Nations migration pact, despite a string of countries shunning the accord.

After 20-year wait, refugee sees 'bright future' in UK

2018-12-04 21:53

After two decades of living in a legal limbo on a British military base in Cyprus, Tag Bashir says he sees a "bright future" for his wife and three children after the UK government granted him and 30 fellow refugees permanent residency.

Concerns over Eritrea's role in efforts by Africa and EU to manage refugees

2018-11-30 10:29

It is difficult to see how the EU can allow its key African migration work to be supervised by Eritrea, writes The Conversation.

Germany: 30 people go on trial for alleged migrant abuse

2018-11-08 20:25

Thirty people have gone on trial in western Germany for allegedly abusing migrants physically and mentally at an asylum centre in 2014.

No trace: Anonymous bodies of migrants fill Joburg cemetery

2018-11-01 19:36

In all, since 2014, at least 18 400 people have died or disappeared while travelling within Africa, according to the figures compiled from AP and IOM records.

Home Affairs reopens refugee office closed in 2011

2018-10-23 08:12

The Port Elizabeth Refugee Reception Office has officially been reopened by Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba. The province has been without such a facility since the department unilaterally closed it in 2011.

One dead, two flee as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

2018-10-08 10:14

A boat carrying migrants trying to reach Italy from Tunisia has capsized, killing one person, a security source in the north African country says.


US says 2nd Guatemalan child dies in immigration custody

2018-12-26 06:57

US immigration authorities say an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala has died in government custody, the second immigrant child to die in detention this month.

Nearly 300 migrants rescued off Libya: aid group

2018-12-22 07:21

A migrant group says it has rescued nearly 300 migrants off the coast of Libya over the previous 24 hours.

Aquarius migrant rescue ship quits after facing 'sustained campaign'

2018-12-07 13:54

The charity-run migrant rescue ship Aquarius will end its missions in the Mediterranean, with humanitarian group MSF blaming Italy and other European states for smearing and obstructing its work.

15 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Libya: survivors

2018-12-05 11:37

At least 15 migrants died and 10 others survived 11 days at sea after their boat capsized off the coast of Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent says, citing survivors.

WATCH: Migrants cross the US-Mexico border and turn themselves in

2018-12-04 07:19

About a hundred migrants have turned themselves into US border authorities. WATCH.

More than 15 000 migrants repatriated from Libya: IOM

2018-11-24 19:00

More than 15 000 migrants have returned home from Libya through a voluntary programme since the beginning of 2018, the International Organisation for Migration said on Friday.

PHOTOS: A life of anonymity - Migrants die, unnamed and unclaimed, in South Africa

2018-11-01 21:00

Ever since Francis Nkomo went missing 10 years ago, his older sister Banele has been waiting for a sign of life. "I miss him," says Banele while holding his picture, all she has left of her brother. "I miss him a lot."

56 800 dead and missing: The hidden toll of migration

2018-11-01 14:04

The International Organisation for Migration toll as of October 1 was more than 56 800.

Migrant left at sea by Libyans recovering

2018-10-11 10:20

A woman whose rescue fuelled outrage at Italy's efforts to have Libya's coast guard bring migrants back has written to her Spanish rescuers and assured them she is being taken care of.

Australia shutters notorious offshore asylum camp

2018-10-05 12:07

A notorious Australian immigration detention camp on remote Christmas Island has been shut, the government said Friday, hailing the success of its hardline policies in ending a flood of asylum-seeking boat people.

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