Press Review 54 30 May – 12 June 2015
Operation Fiela has been described as “legitimizing xenophobia” while many South Africans have spoken out against the controversial raids, others feel they are justified. However, the operation has had a devastating effect on foreign nationals who have been detained, deported, and forced to seek refuge in displaced persons’ shelters. An inter-ministerial commission will present a revised immigration policy for South Africa to cabinet in a month’s time, Presidency Minister Jeff Radebe said at the World Economic Forum on Africa on Friday. Political tensions in Burundi have been growing since April, when the president announced he was running for a controversial third term in office. Violent confrontations and a failed coup have stoked fears of large-scale conflict, with memories of Burundi's 1993-2005 civil war still raw. Six new districts have been opened in southern Somalia to help enhance voluntary repatriation of Somali refugees in Kenya, and tripartite commission comprising representative from Kenya government, Somalia and UN refugee Agency has been formed to oversee the return process. For the migrants gathered in Libya waiting to cross to Europe; if they drove there, they're more likely to die in a car crash than drown in the sea. Europe has seen 102 000 migrants reach its shores so far this year, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.