The home affairs minister’s attempted revision of South Africa’s progressive refugee protection policy is discouraging
Those on the fringes of society are too easily excluded from political and democratic affairs
Public figures are often quick to heighten negative stereotypes about migrants
The country must chart a humane policy for refugees that flows from the spirit and objects of the post-apartheid constitutional order
The government denies any wrongdoing, describing the allegations of the murder of Africans on the country’s borders as unfounded
As 250 000 people fled air strikes, street battles, looting and sexual violence, property owners in the Egyptian capital saw an opportunity
Refugees ‘hounded like dogs’ by the police and army despite protests by the United Nations Refugee Agency and civil society
The sections render asylum seekers ‘undocumented’ if they do not renew visas within one month of expiry date
Said Shaiye’s memoir refuses vulnerability in favour of macho, compelling inner dialogue
Four people died last week after a small boat packed with migrants capsized in the Channel in freezing weather conditions
Prime minister expected to give speech on ‘meaningful moment’
Not only has South Africa signed various international conventions, its own Constitution gives children this right
With the war pushing up gas prices, Europe faces a cold, dark winter of load-shedding – which sounds familiar. But what is the solution?
Eurocentric approach to refugees is not relevant to African situation
Moving unwanted arrivals out of sight grants political footholds to richer nations in host regions
If you’re a male citizen of combat age, attempting to cross the border is fraught with danger.
The world’s poorest country is nevertheless host to 61 000 Malians who fled jihadist attacks
Many young people in Mpumalanga – most of them descendants of Mozambicans who fled the civil war – are in limbo because they don’t have identity documents and birth certificates
What’s been happening on the continent this week?
Access to justice for refugees begins with putting their issues on the national agenda
Citing security concerns, the government gave refugees just 14 days to report to the country’s only refugee camp
More than 11-million people were forced to flee their countries in 2020
Services provided by the City of Cape Town and the government are gradually drying up
The home affairs department’s end game might just be the beginning. A hardcore few are still in one camp and about 600 remain in the second shelter
Many people at the Wingfield site have left to settle locally or be repatriated, but about 360 still insist they want to be resettled in a third country
All people living in Southern Africa need equitable vaccine access. Time is short and our people are dying, so the regional body should act fast
The Ethiopian government has created its own ‘fact-checking’ unit — and it is not the only government to do so.
What if we told foreigners to voetsek? We have fallen victim to the illusion of scarcity. And we are led to wrongly believe immigrants are a threat
Human Rights Watch has documented cases of Burundian refugees being tortured and forcibly returned by Tanzanian authorities
A girl’s experience tells the story of xenophobia and how it robbed her of a sense of belonging
Once Tel Aviv’s sworn enemy, Khartoum is apparently ready to end hostilities, but Sudanese refugees fear they may be deported
In this extract from Mark Gevisser’s new book, Aunty, fleeing abuse and witchcraft, treks to northern Malawi