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05 Nov 2013 description
  1. The Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security is elated to announce that following the Declaration of the Cessation of refugee status with regard to Angolan refugees issued on the 1st July 2013, the repatriation exercise has been smoothly ongoing. The Government of Botswana have been in collaboration with the Government of Angola, UNHCR and other relevant partners to proactively pursue all feasible measures to facilitate the repatriation of affected Angolan refugees to their home country in safety and dignity.

15 Aug 2013 description

Government has given Angolans refugees in the country until the end of October this year to have all repatriated to their country.

A statement from the Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security says the move is consequent to the government’s decision to terminate their refugee status as of July 1, 2013.

The decision follows the fundamental changes that have taken place in Angola since the end of the civil war, which makes it possible for Angolan refugee remaining in exile to return home.

13 Apr 2011 description

By Olekantse Sennamose

TUTUME - There are indications that most Angolan refugees at the Dukwi Refugee Camp still harbour fears related to returning to their home country.

In a meeting addressed by the Angolan Minister of Social Assistance and Reintegration, Mr Joao Kussumua at the camp on Saturday, it was revealed that only 29 refugees out of a total of 506 had indicated their desire to return home.

02 Nov 2006 description

FRANCISTOWN - The President Mr Festus Mogae has approved that 183 Angolan refugees who have been residing in Dukwi village be granted citizenship.

Permanent Secretary for Political Affairs in the Office of President, Mr Ernest Mpofu told BOPA that the Immigration officials will make all the necessary arrangements of issuing the refugees with the right documents.

After much wait, they can now breathe a sigh of relief because they are now citizens after the presidents approval.