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Sulega: “A jail you have to pay to stay in”

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 Posted in Countries, English, South Africa | No Comments »

REFUGEE SERIES: Sulega Dahir has lived in South Africa in frustrating limbo for 15 years and feels there is no future for her children in this country. “I don’t have a passport so I can’t leave, but at the same ...

Sowda: “I left my country to get peace and to work”

Monday, July 12th, 2010 Posted in Countries, English, South Africa | No Comments »

REFUGEE SERIES: There have been rumours of renewed threats of xenophobia in some of South Africa's townships and cities come the end of the continent's first Soccer World Cup. Oxfam teams up with the Mail & Guardian to produce a ...

Xenophobia: Somalis seek safety in numbers

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 Posted in English, South Africa | No Comments »

Somalis are fleeing to Johannesburg's "Little Mogadishu" following threats of more attacks on foreign nationals after the World Cup. By Nicole Johnston Regional Media Coordinator Oxfam Each evening in Mayfair's "Little Mogadishu" in Johannesburg, the call to prayer drifts above the streets. Men ...