Eritrea is one of the most repressive states in the world and the refugee camps offer little freedom or safety, but enslavement and abuse instead.
You might one day meet a man in overalls and workersâ€™ boots, carrying a bagful of maize cobs on his massive shoulders.
The last census estimated that there were 52-million people in SA. Recent reports cited claims by an academic that 20-million people weren't counted.
Refugees run the border crossing gauntlet of lions, rivers, rape and theft hoping for a better life.
Besides our neighbours in Zimbabwe, plenty of foreigners have applied for and been granted residence permits to live in this country.
Readers comment on immigrants in the Middle East, the DA's silence and linguistics, and Cope's Mosiuoa Lekota challenges the ANC on party funding.
Neoliberalism is a hegemonic force out to wreck our country and Africans dying to flee the continent is senseless, say readers.
Many foreigners are desperate for a better life, but red tape and antagonism have left them hopeless.
Barack Obama has been bent on opening a pathway to citizenship for foreigners, even illegal ones.
Mandebvu, in central Durban, is home to 55 Zimbabwean men who pay R30 a day in rent to live there, sharing five bathrooms and seven toilets.
An attacker has stabbed three Eritrean men in a Tel Aviv video store in what police said they were initially treating as a racist attack.
According to a survivor, 54 migrants trying to reach Italy died of thirst when their inflatable boat ruptured in the Mediterranean.
African migrants chosen for deportation from Israel are nervously awaiting a knock on the door or a tap on the shoulder to begin their departure.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has stoked a volatile debate about refugees and migrant workers from Africa.
Christina Gossmann follows a Zimbabwean immigrant from Johannesburg to his home in the Masvingo province.
The home affairs department announced the Zimbabwean Documentation Project deadline was successful and that no deportations would take place yet.
Mexican drug gangs branching out into new criminal activity are earning a steady stream of cash from the mass kidnapping of migrants.
Migrants face a multitude of health issues in Jozi inner city.
Guangzhou's hardline tactics towards African traders is bad for business, lethal for individuals.