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Kenya: Only e-Passport Holders to Qualify for the Schengen Visas

By Aggrey MutamboCountries in Europe's border-free Schengen area will stop accepting visa applications on the old passport starting June 1. In a statement, the 26...

Second scramble for what is left of Africa is happening right now

Africa is the old cow that produces milk after a love pat. This is exactly what is happening as China and the United States battle for supremacy in the continent. On the side, the United Kingdom, Germany and India want a share of that milk. A typical action symbolizing Africa Beyond Aid. However, listen to the speeches of African leaders who are championing the non-dependency mantra; they beg for grass to provide milk.
As Tariff Threat Looms, US-Mexico Discuss Migration

As Tariff Threat Looms, US-Mexico Discuss Migration

WASHINGTON —  U.S. and Mexican officials return to the negotiating table Friday to find a way to stem the flow of Central American migrants across...
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Africa: Decolonising Migration Research and Potential Pitfalls – Reflections From South Africa

opinion By Kudakwashe P. VanyoroThe author argues that for on-going debates about "decolonising the university" in South Africa to have any meaning, what has to...
Stateless Rohingya refugee children living in ‘untenable situation’, UNICEF chief

Stateless Rohingya refugee children living in ‘untenable situation’, UNICEF chief

While the massive humanitarian effort so far – led by the Bangladesh Government with international support – has saved countless lives, these children are...
State by State: Where US Immigrants Come From | Voice of America

State by State: Where US Immigrants Come From | Voice of America

FILE - U.S. citizenship swearing in ceremony in Jackson, Mississippi,...

Migrant Surge Accelerates at US-Mexico Border 

CAPITOL HILL —  The Trump administration on Thursday said a surge of migrant arrivals at the southern U.S. border continues to accelerate, with more than...
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Africa: Young Refugees Can Help ‘Silence the Guns By 2020’

analysis By Muneinazvo KujekeToday more than 600 million young people globally live in fragile and conflict-affected areas, many of them in Africa. At some point...
Mexico 'Not Doing Nearly Enough' to Block Migrants

Mexico ‘Not Doing Nearly Enough’ to Block Migrants

U.S. President Donald Trump has renewed his attacks on Mexico, claiming it is not doing enough to block a new surge of migrants heading...
Trump Denies Plans to Fly Migrants From Border to Florida

Trump Denies Plans to Fly Migrants From Border to Florida

MIAMI, FLORIDA —  President Donald Trump on Sunday denied reports that hundreds of migrants would be flown from the Mexican border to Florida and other...
US-Guatemala Talks on Central American Asylum Seekers Hit Impasse | Voice of America

US-Guatemala Talks on Central American Asylum Seekers Hit Impasse | Voice of America

Major differences have surfaced between the United States and Guatemala over a proposed agreement to block Central Americans from seeking asylum in the U.S.,...
‘Stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ urges Guterres, after mosque shootings in New Zealand leave 49 dead

‘Stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ urges Guterres, after mosque shootings in New Zealand leave...

“I’m saddened and strongly condemn the shooting of innocent people as they prayed peacefully in mosques in New Zealand”, tweeted the UN chef, expressing...
US, Guatemala Close to Deal to Block Central American Asylum-Seekers | Voice of America

US, Guatemala Close to Deal to Block Central American Asylum-Seekers | Voice of America

VOA's Masood Farivar and Eugenia Sagastume contributed to this report. The Trump administration hopes within days to conclude a deal with Guatemala that would block...

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2 Activists Linked to Pussy Riot Get Asylum in Sweden

2 Activists Linked to Pussy Riot Get Asylum in Sweden

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK —  Swedish broadcaster SVT says two activists linked to the Russian protest group Pussy Riot have successfully appealed their rejected asylum application and...

PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA SENDS SENIOR DELEGATION TO PRAY WITH MAJOR 1 AT ECG

BY KISH MUNTHALI President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday went a high-profile delegation to pray with Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s ECG on Sunday at Pretoria Showgrounds. The delegation was...
Trump Claims 'Biggest Part of Mexico Deal' Not Revealed | Voice of America

Trump Claims ‘Biggest Part of Mexico Deal’ Not Revealed | Voice of America

U.S. President Donald Trump held up a piece of paper along the lawn at the White House Tuesday, saying it was his new immigration...
(Im)migration Weekly Recap, May 12-17

(Im)migration Weekly Recap, May 12-17

WASHINGTON —  Editor's note: We want you to know what's happening, why and how it could impact your life, family or business, so we created...
US Visa Woes for Indian Doctors Nears Breaking Point

US Visa Woes for Indian Doctors Nears Breaking Point

CHAMBERSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA —  "The American dream is no longer alive," Dr. Tarkeshwar Tiwary lamented, looking back on a decade-long journey he has spent chasing a...
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Congo-Kinshasa: Zambia DRC Border Post Set for Facelift

By Michael ChaweThe Democratic Republic Congo and Zambia's Kasumbalesa border post is one typical African border. Dusty, crowded and suffocating. Do not forget the sweltering...
Mediterranean migrant drownings should spur greater action by European countries, urge UN agencies

Mediterranean migrant drownings should spur greater action by European countries, urge UN agencies

The warning from UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Migration Agency (IOM) comes after close to 170 people are believed to have drowned...
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Nigeria: UNHCR – Violence Forces 20,000 Nigerians Into Niger

By Omololu Ogunmade and Ejiofor Alike with Agency ReportThe recent spike in violence in North-west has forced an estimated 20,000 people to seek safety...
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Uganda: Border Closure Affects Revenue Collection in Katuna Town Council

Kampala, Uganda — The closure of the Rwandan border has affected revenue collection by Katuna town council. Rwanda closed its border with Uganda at Katuna...
Acting Pentagon Chief Wants Secure Border Without Continuous Military Aid

Acting Pentagon Chief Wants Secure Border Without Continuous Military Aid

MCALLEN, TEXAS —  On a trip to a border city in Texas, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Saturday he intends to accelerate planning to...

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