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Anne Marie: “You never forget the past”

Friday, July 16th, 2010 Posted in Countries, English, South Africa | No Comments »

REFUGEE SERIES: Anne Marie is not her real name. But after 16 years as a refugee and under renewed threat of xenophobic violence, she is still very afraid that being identified could lead to further upheaval, displacement or even death. By ...

S’tha: “I feel stateless, I don’t know where to go”

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 Posted in Countries, English, South Africa | No Comments »

REFUGEE SERIES: S'tha Ngwenya is a lawyer who fled Zimbabwe for both political and economic reasons. He believes that South Africa’s laws and its people are not on the same page. By Nicole Johnston Regional Media Coordinator Oxfam For many migrants and refugees ...

Jacques: “The end of this story may be very sad”

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 Posted in Countries, English, South Africa | No Comments »

REFUGEE SERIES: Secretary of the Coordinating Body for Refugees Jacques Kikonga Kamanda has been living in South Africa as a Congolese refugee for the past 12 years. He believes South Africa is a beacon of hope to Africa and the ...

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 ...

Dosso: Finding family in a foreign land

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

REFUGEE SERIES: Dosso Ndessomin is a veteran trade unionist from Cote d’Ivoire. In the second of a series of interviews with migrants and refugees in South Africa, he tells us that migrants have an active role to play in ensuring ...

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 ...

Refugees and migrants dread the end of World Cup

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

REFUGEE SERIES: Refugees and migrants in South Africa fear that come July 12 the solidarity displayed around the World Cup may have withered away. By Nicole Johnston Regional Media Coordinator Oxfam For many people in South Africa the end of the World ...

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 ...