Press Review 50: 23 March-09 April 2015

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Tags: refoulement; asylum; Africa; refugees South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe


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Foreigners must go home – King Zwelithini

The Citizen, 23 March 2015

The Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini has called for the deportation of foreign nationals living in the country saying it was unacceptable for locals to compete with people from other countries for the few economic opportunities available.

Zuma’s son wants foreigners out of the country

Mail & Guardian, 1 April 2015

President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, has come out in full support of King Goodwill Zwelithini’s controversial call to deport foreigners from SA. Edward Zuma told that South Africa is sitting on a ticking time bomb of foreigners taking over the country.

Malusi Gigaba apologizes to foreigners

eNCA. Durban, 5 April 2015

The South African Home Affairs Minister has apologised to foreigners who were attacked and driven from their homes in Durban last week. About 400 people have been displaced as a result of the xenophobic violence in Isipingo.


SA and Zimbabwe to work on migration issues

The Citizen, 8 April 2015

Harare and Pretoria are working on finding ways to control the migration of Zimbabweans into South Africa. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said this in Pretoria highlighting that it is important to cement relations and never forget that South Africa and Zimbabwe stood together against apartheid and Ian Smith.

Rwandan illegal settlers to be deported from Zambia

The New Times, 26 March 2015

The Zambian Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Col. Kaunda Tushuke Panji says his country will expel Rwandans who live in Zambia illegally as part of renewed bid to implement the cessation clause. Panji made the remarks in Kigali at the conclusion of a tripartite meeting between Rwanda, Zambia and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

President courts Zim ‘diasporans

The Herald, 31 March 2015

Addressing Zimbabweans in Ethiopia, President Robert Mugabe urged Zimbabweans in the Diaspora to come together and follow the example of countries like Ethiopia and the Cape Verde Islands. The President called on Zimbabweans to put their political differences aside and participate in the economic revival of their country.


UN Prepares for thousands of Yemeni refugees to flock to Horn of Africa

Newsweek, 6 April 2015

Thousands of Yemeni refugees are expected in the Horn of Africa as fighting escalates between rebels and troops loyal to the ousted president. The UN estimates that clashes between the rebels, who are Shias from the Houthi tribe, and the Sunni supporters of ex-president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi have killed more than 500 people and left 1,700 wounded in less than two weeks.


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