Immigration - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper The Grass is Always Greener Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:32:03 +0100 Most mornings I pass by the American Embassy on my way to the gym. There is always a long queue of people waiting patiently, expectantly, hopefully, clutching envelops and file folders stuffed with documents, photographs, receipts. Seeing them fills me with a huge sadness. This whole business of applying for travel visas can be remarkably gruelling and, I dare say, downright abusive. Meri Nana-Ama Danquah Treason cases split Zimbabwe lawyers association Tue, 22 Mar 2011 15:01:20 +0100 On-going treason trials in Zimbabwe have split an influential grouping of human rights lawyers over accusations of rampant partisan representation and neglect of arrested activists from Matabeleland region. Alice Chimora To Return Or Not to Return Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:12:40 +0100 It's a question that haunts many Ghanaian immigrants at one time or another during our stay in our adopted lands. No matter where in the world you live—America, the UK, South Africa, or Germany—and no matter how long you've been living there or how content you imagine yourself to be, the call of home will inevitably find you. Ghana, and all that she has ever been to you, will beckon. Meri Nana-Ama Danquah Zimbabweans in South Africa risk deportation after passport office fire Tue, 04 Jan 2011 13:26:49 +0100 A centralized governance system in Zimbabwe has come under attack by citizens after the southern African country's entire passports processing center was gutted by fire, leading to an indefinite suspension. Alice Chimora South Africa: A deliberate move to deport Zimbabwean immigrants? Thu, 23 Dec 2010 10:31:23 +0100 Thousands of Zimbabweans living in South Africa face a gloomy Christmas as they have just under 10 days left before a December 31 deadline to register and obtain proper documentation or face deportation. Alice Chimora Nigeria's mass deportations to root out extremism ahead of polls? Fri, 05 Nov 2010 15:07:41 +0100 The Nigerian government has embarked on massive deportation of illegal immigrants from Chad, Cameroun and Niger due to suspicion that Islamist sects in Nigeria might be using imported mercenaries from neighboring countries to perpetuate violence and rebellion. Some argue that the exercise is to prevent illegal immigrants from casting votes in next year's presidential election. Konye Obaji Ori Gabon deports several Whites for racism Sat, 30 Oct 2010 05:31:39 +0200 Authorities in Gabon recently expelled several European nationals for racism. Those expelled are mainly expatriates who worked in the oil sector. According to the local media, Blacks in the Central African country continue to fall victim to racism at the hands of some Whites. Eric Mbog Batassi South Africa's battle against cowardice Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:41:36 +0200 Considering the new wave of xenophobic attacks against black Zimbabweans, some black South Africans now have conceded that they are a brood of insecure, spineless cowards. Rejoice Ngwenya UK gets ready to send thousands of Zimbabweans back home Thu, 19 Aug 2010 21:44:15 +0200 Zimbabwean nationals who were denied asylum in the United Kingdom face renewed deportation threats after a United Kingdom Border Agency fact-finding team visited Harare to asses whether Zimbabwe is still an unsafe place. They could be back home in time for Christmas. Alice Chimora Second class French citizens? Thu, 05 Aug 2010 15:56:02 +0200 A proposal to strip French citizenship of foreign-born offenders who put the lives of public officers in danger, by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, has been denounced by opposition as a measure that would create several categories of French citizens. Nicolas Sarkozy's political party, Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP), wants to introduce legislative amendments to give legal effect to the proposal as early as next month. The opposition, human rights organizations and several French intellectuals have condemned the initiative. René Dassié Zimbabwe: Chilling tales of abuse of African immigrants emerge Wed, 28 Jul 2010 12:25:25 +0200 Scores of asylum seekers from African countries are languishing in Zimbabwe prisons with hardened criminals as most of them are quickly arrested by authorities upon arrival. Alice Chimora South Africa: Black foreign nationals flee over xenophobic attack fears Wed, 07 Jul 2010 19:00:30 +0200 Scores of Zimbabwean and other African immigrants in South Africa, according to reports are making frantic efforts to leave the country at the very earliest amid mounting fears of an more vicious outbreak of xenophobic violence as the FIFA World Cup draws to a close. Sakhile Modise Morocco and Spain strengthen immigration cooperation Wed, 30 Jun 2010 12:29:24 +0200 Moroccan and Spanish cooperation to fight against illegal immigration has reached its expected goal. Kaci Racelma Libya and Spain discuss controversial immigration pact Fri, 25 Jun 2010 12:36:30 +0200 Libya and Spain have met ahead of an African and European summit to discuss the development of Africa and the control of illegitimate immigration into Europe, in a backdrop of Libya's poor immigrant rights record. Konye Obaji Ori Zimbabwean asylum seekers top UN chart ahead of Somalia, Afghanistan Wed, 16 Jun 2010 13:45:10 +0200 A report released by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Tuesday reveal that Zimbabwe topped the charts by having more of its people seeking asylum in other countries in 2009. Alice Chimora