Breivik-linked party joins Norway government

From spats over halal meat in Danish schools to asylum seekers in Sweden, anger about immigration has fuelled the march of populist parties across Nordic countries, leading one such group to the brink of government in prosperous Norway.

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Influx of West African immigrants to South Africa

Government should take measures to assimilate foreigners into the diversified South African community, an asylum-seeker rights group said on Wednesday.

Foreigners in South Africa lived on a knife’s edge, International West Africa Asylum Seekers Foundation managing director Victoria Philips-Olaboye said.… Read the rest

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