Tag Archive: Africa
Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Migration History Marked by Crises and Restrictions
Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Migration History Marked by Crises and Restrictions Written by By Marie-Laurence Flahaux and Bruno Schoumaker and published by the Migration Policy Institute
CONFERENCE ON THEOLOGY OF HUMAN MOBILITY IN AFRICA
The Conference on Theology of Human Mobility in Africa has been postponed. The event will now take place from 21 to 23 January 2016 Sign up for the conference Inscrivez-vous pour la conférence
Africanos em Movimento – Portuguese Version
Mobilidade humana desempenha um papel importante na história do continente Africano. Nas últimas décadas, padrões e tendências de migração têm modificado devido a globalização do mercado laboral e as transformações socioeconómicas e políticas que afectaram a maioria das sociedades Africanas. Para muitos países de envio, migração laboral representa uma estratégia para apoiar os meios de subsistência e reduzir a pobreza. Mudança climática, desastres naturais e crises minando a estabilidade política dos Estados Africanos têm gerado um grande número de refugiados. Esta publicação contém uma análise dos perfis de quatro países na mobilidade humana, em Gana, Nigéria, Angola e África do Sul. Reflete os dados e tendências relevantes sobre os fluxos de migração e asilo, identifica as agências governamentais, instituições acadêmicas e grupos da sociedade civil lidando com os migrantes e refugiados nos países listados. O estudo também fornece uma avaliação crítica da governança de migração e asilo e aponta algumas lacunas e áreas relevantes de pesquisa e para futuras pesquisas.
ICMA 2014 Conference Report
The International Conference on Migration in Africa (ICMA) held on 3 December 2014 at the University of the Western Cape provided a forum to connect local, African and international scholars, academics, researchers, practitioners, professionals, policy makers and NGO representatives to discuss issues relating to human mobility in Africa. There were three panel sessions, with international and African experts, that covered the issues of south-south migration, the nexus between migration and development, irregular migration and reintegration of returnee migrants. The Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) was also launched at the conference along with the recent research “Africans on the Move” that highlights the migration innovations, concerns, and practical challenges encountered in the countries Angola, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa.
Press Review 48: 24- 30 November 2014
Tough conditions for CAR displaced at airport camp. Abandoned in the borderlands. Sudan: Darfur Displaced Worry About Exit UNAMID, Demand Replacement. About 100 people slaughtered in a week in DRC. Kenya bus attack: Mandera residents flee to army base. Mozambique: Dhlakama Threatens to Set Up His Own Government. Bangladesh proposes interning, repatriating up to 270K Rohingya to Myanmar. Nigeria explosion 'kills dozens' in Adamawa state. Despite Aid Push, Ebola Is Raging in Sierra Leone. War refugees caught in a no man's land. Four dead in Egypt anti-government protest. South Africa: Refugee Dies After SA Hospital Denies Treatment, Citing Health Act. Asylum seekers run riot in Cape.
Press Review 47: 14-17 November 2014
Scott Morrison adviser says asylum claim proposals put refugees at risk. Burmese refugees pay up to $1,000 for official refugee status in Malaysia. Indonesia says Australia's decision to reject refugees creates bilateral tension. Somalia: Terrorism Fears Cripple Rotten Aid System in Hungry Somalia. Congo-Kinshasa: UN Warns of Humanitarian 'Catastrophe' As Hundreds of Thousands Flee Violence in Katanga. Congo-Kinshasa: Police Operation Kills 51 Youth. Ebola crisis now 'stable' in Guinea, WHO says. More than 600 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, says Italian coastguard. South Africa: Special Zim Permit Deadline Looms.
Press Review 46: 10-14 November 2014
African nations seeks ways to stop flow of refugees to South Africa. The case for including migration in the post-2015 agenda. Turkey's 'other' refugees languish in limbo. Syria war refugees' key role in telling the story. Analysis: Refugee or IDP - does it really matter? Students killed in Nigeria bomb attack. Zimbabwean officials deny vice-president's resignation. Nigerian president to run for second term. Syrian rebels reject UN's Aleppo truce plan. Ebola death toll up 200 since Friday, WHO figures show. Mali quarantines clinic after second Ebola death. Tunisia prepares for Libya influx despite hardened attitudes. Angola 'killing, torturing opponents'. Burkina roadmap agreed 'but needs top brass OK'. Rome evacuates children from immigrant center as violence mounts. Obama Plan May Allow Millions of Immigrants to Stay and Work in U.S.
Africans on the Move – Ghana Workshop
SIHMA, in collaboration with the Centre for African Studies at the University of Education, Winneba, hosted the Ghana dissemination workshop on 212 November 2014.
Press Review 44: 27 October – 2 November 2014
Manus Island asylum seeker writes to UN in bid to access healthcare. Merkel calls for aid to Syrian refugees. Italian navy says it will continue refugee rescue mission despite plan to scrap it. Syria's neighbours risk 'host-country fatigue'. 29,000 asylum cases still unresolved from 2007, say MPs. Australia pushes on with asylum seeker deterrence. Please return home, Interior CS Joseph ole Lenku tells refugees. Nearly 25 million food insecure in Sahel. Harrowing video shows scene of bloody devastation after Syrian army allegedly drops two banned 'barrel bombs' on refugee camp, killing up to 75 people. South Sudanese refugees face flooding and difficult dynamics in Ethiopia. CAR: The search for justice. Mozambique: Divided CNE Declares Frelimo Victory. Nigeria: 41 Boko Haram Members Beheaded in Biu. 20 killed in renewed clashes in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp. President Michael Sata’s body returns to Zambia as political rivals jockey for position. Burkina Faso crisis: Army 'must give power to civilians'. SA man tested for Ebola. South African peacekeepers ambushed in Sudan. South Africa's health system shuns asylum seekers.