MIGRATIONS | MIGRATIONS

30-Dec-2021 to 14:46

S/Africa: Court dismisses appeal against Zimbabwe exemption permits

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s Gauteng High Court has ruled against two groups representing Zimbabwe immigrants to grant them permanent residency status as opposed to them holding the current temporary Zimbabwe Exemption Permits (ZEP) to live in the country, APA learnt on Thursday.

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29-Dec-2021 to 07:09

US rescinds travel ban on eight southern African countries

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — The United States will lift restrictions against individuals travelling from eSwatini and seven other southern African countries starting on December 31, according to a proclamation issued by President Joe Biden on Wednesday.

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21-Dec-2021 to 11:05

Zambia: DRC refugees return home under voluntary repatriation programme

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — The first 100 of nearly 5,000 refugees who fled violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) four years ago left Zambia for home on Tuesday under a voluntary repatriation programme set to continue into 2022.

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15-Dec-2021 to 07:58

UK removes 11 African countries from travel red list

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — The United Kingdom has removed a ban on travellers from Zambia and 10 other African countries in a move seen as a reaction to widespread criticism of alleged discriminatory and “unscientific” responses by the West to the recent emergence of a new COVID-19 variant.

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14-Dec-2021 to 09:38

Zimbabwe introduces e-passport, old one to remain in force for two years

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwe government has stopped the production of its current passport, which will be replaced by an electronically readable passport (e-passport), the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Tuesday.

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10-Dec-2021 to 22:50

Rwanda receives new asylum seekers from Libya

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Up to 176 refugees and asylum seekers from Libya arrived in Rwanda on Friday, the Ministry of Emergency and Disaster Management confirmed in a statement obtained by APA in Kigali.

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24-Nov-2021 to 06:18

Progress on AU free movement protocol – Official

APA-Durban (South Africa) — Visa-free movement of people between African countries is set to become a reality soon amid revelations that only 11 state signatories are needed to ensure the African Union’s Protocol on Free Movement of Persons comes into force, APA learnt here on Wednesday.

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