Written by:

Aquilina Mawadza and Sergio Carciotto

South Sudan: a Young Country Divided by Civil War

Image by Jaroslav Šmahel from Pixabay “I am South Sudanese by nationality. I was born on the 12th of December 1992 in place called Nasir, near the border with Ethiopia. This place is occupied mostly by Nuer speaking people and personally, I am a Nuer. It all started in December 2015 when there was supposed to be an election. The contest was between Salva Kirr (who was and still is the president) and Dr. Machar (who was the...

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Mulugeta F. Dinbabo and Sergio Carciotto

International Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Call for a Global Research Agenda

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Abstract Research on international migration has brought about remarkable awareness within the global research community, stimulating some theorists and policy-makers to talk about ‘international migration’ as a field for research. A number of research organizations have also adopted various methods of inquiry to examine and change their research agendas and practices. Although much is known about international migration, there are still many unanswered questions. Formulating a comprehensive agenda that is well informed by...

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Gino J. Naldi and Cristiano d'Orsi

The Multi-faceted Aspects of Asylum-Law Applicable to Africa: Analysis for Reflection

Image by jacqueline macou from Pixabay One of the distinctive features of the pan-African approach to dealing with the refugee problem is the prominence given to the concept of asylum, which is the focus of this essay. However, before so doing, it is necessary to briefly explain the concept of asylum, and to distinguish it from that of the refugee; although they overlap, they are not identical.

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Cristiano d’Orsi

Sub-Saharan Africa: Is a New Special Regional Refugee Law Regime Emerging?

Image by Karl Allen Lugmayer from Pixabay This article analyzes some specific aspects of the present refugee law regime in Sub-Saharan Africa in order to assess how the institution of asylum, considered the “traditional” solution for both individuals and groups of people who are obliged to flee from their own countries, is legally perceived and applied in this continent. This paper first focuses on the notion of non-refoulement, a cornerstone of the legal protection of refugees throughout the...