MIGRATIONS | MIGRATIONS

30-Oct-2019 to 14:20

S/African police disperse anti-xenophobia protesters, 100 arrested

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — South African police on Wednesday arrested more than 100 foreign nationals and dispersed hundreds others who had defied a court order to leave the area outside the offices of the United Nations High Commissioners Refugees in Cape Town where they have camped for the past month.

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24-Oct-2019 to 14:27

Migrant flow on the Med route drops significantly- Diplomat

APA-Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — The flow of illegal migrants on the Central Mediterranean route through Libya has “decreased significantly,” diplomat Pascal Teixeira and migration officer at the French Embassy in Cote d’Ivoire, said in Abidjan.

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23-Oct-2019 to 13:01

S/Africa: Safety of passenger’s paramount – Minister

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Noting that the safety of passengers was paramount in the aviation business, South Africa’s Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Wednesday welcomed the corrective action plan that South African Airways has submitted to the government as proof of this commitment.

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23-Oct-2019 to 08:56

UK-based budget carrier suspends Mozambique flights

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — United Kingdom-based budget airline Fastjet has suspended domestic flights in Mozambique, citing viability challenges as a result of rising competition.

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22-Oct-2019 to 12:45

S/African Airways grounds flights over safety concerns

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Placing the safety of its passengers first, South African Airways (SAA) has grounded a number of planes following concerns about its maintenance programme, SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali said on Tuesday.

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14-Oct-2019 to 11:13

21 Malawians escaping SA unrest ffreed from eSwatini prison

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — The 21 Malawian nationals who were arrested and detained by the police in eSwatini have been freed after a month in detention.

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10-Oct-2019 to 02:00

S/Africa to continue protecting immigrants – Official

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — Frightened African nationals in South Africa, who on Wednesday spent a second day pleading for refugee status documents from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees offices in Cape Town, have been assured of the South African government’s commitment to protecting them as foreign residents here.

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