Australia to deal with its boatpeople this week

Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen on Monday said he hoped to begin sending asylum-seekers who arrive by boat to the tiny Pacific nation of Nauru later this week.

With Australia facing a record influx of asylum-seekers arriving by sea, Canberra … Read the rest

South Africa swamped by African asylum seekers

The Refugees Appeal Board and the Standing Committee on Refugee Affairs are swamped by appeals to review previously rejected asylum applications, an official said on Thursday

This was causing a delay in issuing asylum certificates, home affairs director general Mkhuseli … Read the rest