Africa Rwanda World 

African Asylum seekers in the UK go into hiding

– – Some asylum seekers in the UK have reportedly gone into hiding to prevent their planned repatriation. Aid agencies say several asylum seekers in Britain are hiding because of fears they will be sent to Rwanda. Under a deal signed last month, people judged to have entered the country illegally face being flown to Rwanda for resettlement. But the… Read More
Africa East Africa Rwanda World 

Rwanda’s decision to take in UK asylum seekers criticized

Per the scheme agreed on between the UK and Rwanda, single men arriving in the UK illegally in small boats or lorries will be sent to Rwanda for resettlement. Such people who arrived in the UK by 1 January may be sent to Rwanda, where their asylum claims will be processed. Details of the scheme explained that such deportees will… Read More
Africa Ghana Liberia West Africa World 

Ghana: Liberians residing in refugee camp oppose its demolition

– – Thousands of Liberians living in the Buduburam refugee camp in Ghana’s central region are opposing their eviction and demolition of the camp. The Buduburam camp was established in 1990 to accommodate refugees who fled the Liberian war. Most of the inhabitants failed to take advantage of a repatriation programme designed by the UNHCR and the Ghana Refugee board… Read More
Africa Featured Nigeria News and Headlines West Africa World 

Over 7,000 Nigerian refugees flee to Niger

– – Some 7,600 Nigerian refugees have reportedly fled to Niger since January this year. The United Nations which made the revelation said the violence in north-western Nigeria has caused its citizens to flee into neighbouring Niger, where violence is also on the rise. The UN refugee agency UNHCR attributed the development to the fear of armed groups and communal clashes in Nigeria. “Most… Read More
Africa Featured Nigeria News and Headlines West Africa World 

Over 7,000 Nigerian refugees flee to Niger

– – Some 7,600 Nigerian refugees have reportedly fled to Niger since January this year. The United Nations which made the revelation said the violence in north-western Nigeria has caused its citizens to flee into neighbouring Niger, where violence is also on the rise. The UN refugee agency UNHCR attributed the development to the fear of armed groups and communal clashes in Nigeria. “Most… Read More
Africa East Africa Sudan World 

Ethiopia to ‘receive and reintegrate’ those fleeing Tigray conflict

– – Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Monday said his country wants to “receive and reintegrate” thousands of refugees fleeing the northern state of Tigray. Federal forces are fighting local troops in Tigray forcing over 25,000 people to flee to neighbouring countries. Many of them have fled into Sudan, according to UN refugee agency officials who toured the border… Read More
Africa East Africa Sudan World 

Ethiopia: 25,000 flee conflict in Tigray region to Sudan

– – The conflict in Tigray region in Ethiopia continues to deepen, forcing some 25,000 Ethiopians to flee into neighbouring Sudan. According to the state news agency SUNA “The number of Ethiopian refugees who have arrived in Gadaref and Kassala states since Saturday has reached 24,944.” UN refugee agency officials toured the border region on Saturday and discuss the influx… Read More
Africa Central Africa Featured Libya Rwanda World 

More African refugees from Libya arrive in Rwanda

More African migrants trapped in Libya and seeking refuge have arrived in Rwanda as part of a resettlement program. Those who arrived over the weekend are part of the third batch of refugees, who have been held in detention centres in Libya. The third group had 116 refugees and asylum seekers who were safely evacuated from Libya. Rwanda’s government said… Read More
Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

SA police condemned for ‘brutalizing’ refugees

South Africa police unit has been condemned by human rights group for using excessive force on refugees on Wednesday. Protesting refugees and other foreign nationals clashed with the police in the streets of Cape Town on Wednesday. The foreign nationals had been camping outside the UNHCR offices in Cape Town and Pretoria for weeks demanding for better protection. They claimed… Read More
Africa Featured South Africa Southern Africa World 

Refugees in South Africa agitate over xenophobic attacks

Some refugees residing in South Africa have staged a protest outside the United Nations High Commission for Refugees Regional Office for Southern Africa in Brooklyn, Pretoria. Other refugees also camped outside the UN refugee agency in Cape Town. They are protesting demanding protection from from xenophobic attacks as claim of fears of being attacked by locals. IOL reported that the… Read More