Migration & Refugees

French MPs pass controversial immigration reform

Summary: The French parliament has passed a tougher immigration bill, backed by President Emmanuel Macron’s party and the far-right National Rally, causing internal divisions and the resignation of Health Minister Aurélien Rousseau; the legislation makes it harder for migrants to bring family members to France and delays access to welfare …

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Migrants huddle in open-air camps on US border

Summary: Migrants crossing into the United States from Mexico are reportedly being herded into open-air camps without access to food or water, facing harsh conditions and sleeping on the open ground, as activists criticize the overwhelmed immigration system and lack of provisions by Border Patrol, while the political issue of …

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Thousands of Congolese Refugees Flee Fresh ADF Attacks

Bundibugyo District | THE BLACK EXAMINER | More than 1,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo sought safety in Bundibugyo District, western Uganda, yesterday, fleeing fresh attacks reportedly carried out by suspected rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). The refugees recounted an assault on their villages by ADF …

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Govt Seeks $280M Loan for Refugee Host Districts

Kampala, Uganda | THE BLACK EXAMINER | The government is currently exploring the option of borrowing $280 million from the World Bank to support districts that host refugees. Minister in charge of refugees and disaster preparedness, Hilary Onek, revealed this during his appearance before the parliamentary committee on presidential affairs. …

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IGAD Praises Uganda for Accepting Refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE BLACK EXAMINER | The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has lauded Uganda for its open-door policy towards refugees, with Uganda maintaining its position as the primary destination for refugees in Africa. Innocent Ndahiriwe, the IGAD Uganda Coordinator, emphasized that this approach contributes to regional stability by …

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Refugees at Risk as Sudan Fighting Spreads from Khartoum

South Sudan, East Africa | THE BLACK EXAMINER | Fighting between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has extended south of Khartoum towards Gezira state, imperiling the lives of refugees who sought sanctuary there. Conflict is escalating in South Kordofan state, where the rebel force SPLMN …

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Court Orders Deportation of Rwandan National for Illegal Entry

Kabale District | THE BLACK EXAMINER | The Kabale Chief Magistrate Court has ordered the deportation of a 58-year-old Rwandan national for illegal entry into Uganda without travel documents. The court, presided over by Kabale Grade I Magistrate Julius Mutabazi, heard that on June 10, 2023, Francis Nzeyimana was arrested …

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