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South Africa not co-operating in arrest of genocide suspect — UN court
South Africa not co-operating in arrest of genocide suspect — UN court
The chief prosecutor of a UN tribunal on Wednesday accused South Africa of failing to co-operate in the arrest of a fugitive sought over his role...
Rich nations ‘not helping’ refugees
Rich nations ‘not helping’ refugees
We are in the middle — or perhaps it is just the beginning — of one of the greatest movements of people in history; a mass migration...
Record 70.8 million people displaced at end of 2018: UN
Record 70.8 million people displaced at end of 2018: UN
More than 70 million people were counted last year as displaced from their homes, a record that underestimates the real number of refugees and...
Australia election triggers refugee suicide attempts
Australia election triggers refugee suicide attempts
At least four refugees in Australia's offshore Pacific camps have attempted suicide since the conservative government's shock re-election Saturday,...
Widespread torture and rape documented in Libya's refugee camps
Widespread torture and rape documented in Libya's refugee camps
An increasing number of refugees are being tortured and raped in Libya, a new study has found. The perpetrators, motivated by greed, sadism and the...
Citizens of nowhere suffer social and physical deprivations
Citizens of nowhere suffer social and physical deprivations
“To be stateless is like you don’t exist; you live in a parallel world with no proof of your identity,” says Leal in a United Nations Refugee...
How this 19-year-old fell prey to human traffickers
How this 19-year-old fell prey to human traffickers
Two months after he went missing from the Dadaab refugee complex, Abdullahi Mohamed called his mother, Ubah, from a detention centre in Libya where...
Organ trafficking: ‘They locked me in and took my kidney’
Organ trafficking: ‘They locked me in and took my kidney’
Wearing a baseball hat and smoking a shisha pipe in a cafe in Cairo, Dawitt tells me he is 19, but looks years younger. He explains that he escaped...
Migrants and refugees make a significant contribution
Migrants and refugees make a significant contribution
Migration is a global phenomenon, which continues to grow daily. There are 244-million international migrants, 3.3% of the global population,...
Africa's forgotten stateless population
Africa's forgotten stateless population
In the Kiambaa area on the outskirts of Kenya's capital Nairobi, it's not unusual to hear hymns sung in the Shona language. It's more unusual,...
‘Shocking’ judgment for Somali asylum seekers
‘Shocking’ judgment for Somali asylum seekers
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has described the Pretoria high court’s decision to dismiss an application by eight Somali asylum seekers to...
The year of the refugee
The year of the refugee
Every year, the heads of state and governments of the African Union (AU) decide upon a theme which focuses on a key issue facing the continent, and...

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