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South Africa new law to strip refugees’ status for any political act

South Africa can now strip refugees of their asylum status if they engage in any political activity related to their home countries, according to a new law that critics call illegal and deeply ironic after the ruling party fought...

Refugees removed from UNHCR office in S/Africa arraigned – no lawyers and no bail

189 refugees and asylum seekers were arraigned in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday after they entered the premises of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) last week. They face charges of trespassing, a case of public...

South African police forcefully remove refugees from UNHCR building in Pretoria

South African Police on Friday started removing refugees who have been camping at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria.The latest development came after a group of refugees scaled the UNHCR fence on Thursday to...

Malema tweets support for Burna Boy, assures of protection, AKA wants apology

South Africa's firebrand opposition politician Julius Malema has tweeted to reassure Nigerian music star Burna Boy of his safety if he visits South Africa next weekend.Looking forward to receiving and being entertained by my brother @burnaboy here at his...

Refugees camping outside UNHCR offices in Pretoria to authorities you have to come with coffins

"We have nowhere to go, let them bring the coffins, the only thing that remains is death because we know, if we go to the community, we will die like dogs."These are words of refugees, who are staging a...

Xenophobia Ghana style; Nigerian owned shops forcefully closed

Foreign-run shops, mostly belonging to Nigerians, were forcibly closed on Thursday in Kumasi, Ghana's second-largest city, by angry shopkeepers, the president of Ghana's trade union said on Friday.Joseph Obeng, president of the Ghana Union of Traders Association condemned what...

Xenophobia: S. African police arrest 100 protesting refugees

Around 100 people were arrested on Wednesday as part of an operation to disperse a group of refugees and asylum seekers who had staged a prolonged sit-in near the United Nations refugee agency in Cape Town, South African police...

About 200 African refugees beg to be taken out of S. Africa

For the past 3 weeks, hundreds of African refugees have been camping outside the UNHCR offices in South Africa's capital, Pretoria, pleading to be taken out of South Africa, this is contained in series of tweets by local media...

Refugees storm UN offices in South Africa, demand relocation

Scores of foreign nationals were camping in in front of the premises of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Cape Town on Wednesday, demanding to be removed from South Africa where they no longer feel safe.About...

South African xenophobes value dogs’ lives more than human

Oluwatosin Adeoye, Nigerian returnee from South-Africa. One of the Nigerian returnees from South Africa, Oluwatosin Adeoye, told a journalist in a sit down interview, that South Africans value dogs' lives more than human. Here is a transcript of the interview: Q: What...
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