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Refugee crisis: Fresh fighting in South Sudan putting strain on resources

The flow of South Sudan refugees to neighbouring countries is increasing as insecurity worsens due to renewed fighting. The government forces have been engaging rebels in Central and Western Equatoria states increasing the refugee flow to Uganda, while Gambela, in southwestern Ethiopia, neighbouring the Upper Nile State, has been receiving those fleeing in fear after the fresh hostility.

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Gen Kayumba’s refugee status in South Africa contested

Former Rwandan senior army officer, Lt. Gen. Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, is at the centre of a refugee storm in South Africa, after two human rights groups went to court and contested grounds on which he received his refugee status, nearly three years ago.

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Escaping military service and kidnap, one Eritrean woman’s Ordeal

When Fatima (not real name) escaped Sawa, a military camp in Eritrea, she had already been there for two long years doing the compulsory military training that is supposed to end after 18 months.

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Sahel: War and food crisis, the ‘uncomfortable’ guests

Nouakchott (Mauritania), Niamey (Niger) and Bamako (Mali)Sahel region is facing a double crisis. The first one is linked to an armed conflict between Malian military forces and Tuareg rebels in Northern Mali where thousands of people had to flee the area in order to find safe in neighbouring countries. The second is linked to a food crisis that is affecting the whole Sahel belt where people share what they have with the Malian refugees. The Afronline’s report from Mauritania, Niger and Mali.

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