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.

Morocco navy fires on migrant boat, one dead: local officials

2018-09-26 06:12

Moroccan naval forces have fired on a boat carrying migrants which refused to respond to its orders, leaving one person dead and three wounded, local officials say.

Humanitarian group says 100 migrants die off Libyan coast

2018-09-11 10:38

Doctors Without Borders says more than 100 people have died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coast and the remaining survivors are being held detention in Libya.

Australian politician calls for 'final solution' on immigration

2018-08-15 10:25

An Australian politician has been widely condemned after demanding "a final solution" to immigration and calling for a return to the White Australia policy that favoured "European Christians".

PICS: Despite the risks, migration fixates many in Ivory Coast

2018-07-19 20:05

They have a dream: to "cross the water" - the Mediterranean - and reach the Eldorado of Europe.

Woman, small child found dead in deflated dinghy off Libya

2018-07-17 19:29

Rescuers operating off the coast of Libya have discovered the bodies of a small child and woman in a deflated dinghy, while a second woman was found alive but suffering from hypothermia and shock.

Humanitarian in appearance, inhumane in reality

2018-07-15 12:02

What was once a progressive system recognised worldwide now pays only lip service to human rights, writes Claire van den Heever.


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.

EU looks to Egypt, Africa for help with migrant challenge

2018-09-21 06:02

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is urging the European Union to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa.

WATCH: Tunisian migrant boat turns down Aquarius rescue attempt

2018-08-16 08:05

A group of Tunisian migrants onboard a small dingy in the Mediterranean ocean has told rescuers from the Aquarius charity ship "we don't want to be rescued".

Refugee management is not a simple task

2018-07-22 10:10

Terry Bell’s report, “Skilled Personnel: smuggled, exploited in SA”, sheds light on refugee management complexities that are often simplified in self-serving diatribes, writes David Hlabane.

Libyan coast guard rescues some 160 Europe-bound migrants

2018-07-18 08:22

Libya's coast guard says it has intercepted about 160 Europe-bound African migrants, including dozens of children and women, in the Mediterranean Sea near its shores.

Migrant crossings from Niger to Europe fall by 95% says EU

2018-07-17 13:06

The flow of migrants crossing through Niger in a bid to reach Europe has fallen by 95%, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has announced ahead of a visit to Niger.

Deadly Algerian migrant expulsions resume in desert, UN says

2018-07-14 18:02

Algeria's government has resumed expelling migrants into the Sahara Desert to die, leaving 391 people to wander through some of the world's most hostile terrain in the middle of summer, a UN migration official says.

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