Immigrant advocates and rights groups on Friday slammed the expansion of US President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, saying it weaponises “immigration law to advance [the administration’s] xenophobic agenda”. The expanded version of the travel ban targets prospective immigrants from six additional countries: Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. More:[…]
UniFam, a non-profit organisation working to improve the lives and living conditions of refugee families in the Western Cape of South Africa, has condemned the recent violent attack by protesting foreign nationals on speakers at the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town on 15 November. The organisation is calling for[…]
Chaos erupted in the Cape Town CBD on Wednesday after the South African Police Service and the City’s Law Enforcement Unit were sent to carry out court orders to end a three-week long foreign national sit-in outside of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) offices in the city. […]
Hundreds of refugees sought shelter at the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town following violent clashes with police on Wednesday. They told eNCA that seven children are missing. Police arrested around 100 foreign nationals occupying an office building in Cape Town as part of a sit-in protest against xenophobia, later releasing many of them. The refugees[…]
Speaking before a United States congressional panel on Tuesday, Ismail Alghazali, a Yemeni American, described how President Donald Trump‘s travel ban has prevented his Yemeni wife and two small children from joining him in the US. “I have never even met my daughter. I have never held her in my arms. I’ve only seen[…]
The Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court’s register of new cases for the first 10 or so days of September reads, as ever, like a typical South African horror story. It is a daily record of murders, rapes, kidnappings, and more. But for this period, it was made even longer, by row upon[…]
JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa says the booing in Zimbabwe was not directed at him but at all South Africans. People jeered when he spoke at the memorial service for former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in Harare at the weekend. Zimbabweans showed their anger at recent attacks on foreigners in Gauteng. WATCH: Ramaphosa jeered, cheered[…]
JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa says foreign nationals need to abide by the rules and laws of South Africa. He was speaking at a meeting with ANC Johannesburg region branches on Sunday. Ramphosa has dispatched a team of special envoys to deliver messages of solidarity to several African countries. WATCH: Ramaphosa[…]
“I’ll never go back in my life,” says Victor Indiobe. Five years ago, the young technician left Imo in southern Nigeria to start a new life in SA’s economic capital Johannesburg. But on Wednesday, he was one of 189 Nigerians on a plane to Lagos, after a privately owned Nigerian[…]
JOHANNESBURG – Some foreign nationals say they’re happy to go back home following the recent attacks. Hundreds of them, including children, have been sheltering in Katlehong since the violence started. WATCH: Foreign nationals flee after xenophobic violence Nearly 700 people have so far been arrested in connection with the violence and[…]
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