Refugees

“The Only Democratic Thing About The Congo Is In The Name”

President Joseph Kabila has overstayed his welcome in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Congolese have been protesting his brutal reign despite violent...

30 things you need to know about the Palestine-Israel conflict

There is no shortage of debate around the semantics of the Palestine-Israel conflict. SELIN KARA, a British-born human rights activist, put together...

Palestinian young people’s future hangs in the balance

ActionAid SA's Katherine Robinson reflects on her recent visit to Palestine and the struggle of Palestinian youth. She says that this Youth Day, it...

South Africa’s borders may become even more unwelcoming to asylum seekers

Asylum seekers may face greater difficulties entering South Africa once Parliament enacts legislation to create a new agency that will have full control of...

Young Asylum Seekers’ Struggle Is The Same As Ours, As SA...

As we youth celebrate our freedom on a day that commemorates the rising up of young people against injustice, one can't help but think...

Oxfam’s Admission of Sexual Abuse In Haiti Points To Deeply Entrenched...

The international NGO sector is a multibillion dollar industry and one vital to the survival, stabilisation and reconstruction of communities globally, but what happens...

Aylan Kurdi: A political murder masked as a drowning

Is there any point in sharing the image of the little boy who drowned in the Mediterranean, after his parents made a perilous bid to enter Europe? ATHER...

Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire Gives A Nuanced View Into The State’s...

The current political climate is such that anti-immigration and Islamophobic right-wing policies are fast gaining traction. From this climate emerges Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire,...

Still no peace in the CAR, a year after election

It has been a year since Faustin Archange Touadera was elected president of the Central African Republic (CAR) after the civil war and violence...

“I Did Not Expect So Much Hate From My Fellow Africans”

Naomi Nseya is a nail beautician and a mother of three from Umbilo. Hailing from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital city, Kinshasa, the...

Sub-Saharan migrants traded like merchandise in Libya

Black bodies are being traded at auctions in Libya, and the world has been slow to respond. It’s become such a part of Libyan...

Danish minister says giving Africans birth control will limit migration to...

It wasn’t enough that French President Macron believes Africa is a country, now a Danish minister believes contraceptives are the cure for Africa’s migration...

Pretoria protest for Rohingya rights gets messy

About 500 people gathered outside the Myanmar Embassy in Pretoria on Friday to protest the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslims. But the protest...

Special Editorial: South Africa needs to reconsider diplomatic ties with Myanmar

A new UN report released last week found the Myanmar government has murdered, raped and tortured Rohingya civilians in a string of brutal assaults...

European Governments Play Politics With Refugee Lives

On June 10, Matteo Salvini, Italy's new far-right interior minister, said he would not allow the MV Aquarius to dock on the Italian coast....

A Year After The Battle Of Mosul, The Healthcare System Is...

Zainab* stepped on an improvised explosive device when she was running through the streets of Mosul trying to flee fighting between the Islamic State...
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