We Are All Migrants: A Solidarity Statement by Priority Africa Network.

A solidarity statement by Priority Africa Network.

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SA Xenophobic Attacks: A View From The Below

The attacks on African migrants in South Africa are connected to oppression of poor black people in general. To prevent the poor from organizing and standing up to their real enemies, the state is tacitly encouraging violence against foreigners. There is a war in our city. Our African brothers and sisters are being openly attacked…

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Hundreds Feared Dead as Boat Capsizes off Libya Coast

As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight in what officials said may be the Mediterranean’s worst disaster as thousands flee poverty and war to Europe. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said that around 50 people had been rescued…

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Uneasy Calm in Johannesburg After Anti-immigrant Riots

An uneasy calm prevails in South Africa’s financial hub, Johannesburg, on the third day since violence against foreigners erupted in the city. People were on alert on Sunday for further incidents after the city saw an outbreak of anti-immigrant attacks in certain neighbourhoods. At least six people have been killed and more than 1,000 people…

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Africa: Going Cold Turkey – African Migrants in Istanbul See Hopes Turn Sour

In a nondescript cafe in one of Istanbul’s more rundown neighborhoods, migrants from Africa watch a Congolese soccer match as Afro-pop music blasts in the background. “We feel comfortable in here, everyone is from Cameroon or Congo,” Patrick, the leader of an informal Cameroonian community organization, told IRIN. “But outside of this restaurant, it’s a…

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Africa: Record-Breaking Year for Asylum Claims: 8 Key Trends

2014 was a year of records for asylum claims, according to an annual round-up released today by UNHCR, which noted that 866,000 claims were made in the world’s industrialized nations, double the figure for 2013. That figure will undoubtedly grab headlines, but the report reveals many other important trends. IRIN has highlighted a few of…

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