Tag Archive: migration
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
Regional Integration and Regional Migration Trends: Home Affairs, IOM & African Centre for Migration & Society briefing
Three entities briefed the Committee on regional integration and regional migration trends. The International Organisation on Migration (IOM), the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) and the Department of Home Affairs
Seminar on Migration in Nigeria
Upcoming SIHMA Seminar at the University of Lagos. SIHMA, in collaboration with the department of History of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), will be organizing a dissemination seminar on migration in Nigeria.
Press Review 49: 1-12 December 2014
Asylum seekers might soon have to reveal details of their personal finances and educational qualifications to the South African authorities before their applications will be considered. The EU's top court has ruled that refugees who claim asylum on the grounds that they are homosexual should not have to undergo tests to prove it. Several hundred Christians have been living in the concrete skeleton of a three-storey shopping centre in Iraq’s Kurdish region since Islamic State militants overran their home town of Qaraqosh, east of Mosul. Global total of 348,000 migrants have embarked upon dangerous sea journeys to escape conflicts or economic hardship so far this year, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Wednesday. Nearly 4,300 of them have died during those journeys. Suspected Boko Haram militants have struck in two state capitals in north-east Nigeria, with suicide attacks by female bombers in Maiduguri. A boat carrying African migrants has sunk off Yemen's western coast, killing 70 people.
OP-ED: World Social Forum on migration – a monumental foul-up
On the day the World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) ended The Times reported South African authorities had released a document that would require asylum seekers to reveal personal details such as bank balances and academic qualifications.
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.