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‘Courageous reinvention’: an extract from Mark Gevisser’s ‘The Pink Line’

In this extract from Mark Gevisser’s new book, Aunty, fleeing abuse and witchcraft, treks to northern Malawi

Durban refugee office turns away asylum applicants

A staff shortage means asylum seekers are unable to make appointments to apply for refugee status

Australia to ‘carefully consider’ Saudi woman’s asylum plea

Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun, fleeing alleged abuse by her conservative family, says she tried to reach Australia on a tourist visa

Swedish student delays deportation of Afghan man with in-flight video stream

Activist Elin Ersson disobeyed authorities to delay the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker, saying it is not right “to send people to hell”

Queer Ugandans struggle with the complexities of seeking asylum from repression

In the week that the first Pride parade was held at a refugee camp in Kenya, a commentator assesses the situation for LBGTI asylum-seekers from Uganda

Sierra Leone vice-president asks US for asylum

Sam Sumana was expelled from the governing All People's Congress party for what is described as "his anti-party activities".

Atheists: Excluded and overlooked

It's not just refugee law. The low status accorded to unbelievers has now become a matter of systematic civic exclusion, writes Zoe Williams.

Russia says ‘not thinking about’ asylum for Syria’s Assad

Russia has made no agreement to grant Bashar al-Assad asylum and is "not even thinking about" doing so, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.

Refugees in backlog limbo

A damning exit report by a team of experts blasts the Department of Home Affairs for failing asylum-seekers in South Africa.

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​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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