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06 Oct 2017 description
report New Era

Albertina Nakale

Windhoek-There were 7 388 refugees and asylum seekers residing in Namibia – with an estimated 3 400 reported to have since disappeared – leaving 3 988 accounted for by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration.
Osire Refugee Settlement once housed more than 20 000 refugees and asylum seekers, but that number fell to less than 4 000 since 2014 after government repatriated all the Angolan nationals back to their country.

12 Apr 2017 description
report New Era

By Kuzeeko Tjitemisa

Windhoek-The Directorate of Immigration and Border Control deported 2 600 prohibited immigrants in 2016, Home Affairs and Immigration Minister Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana announced last week.

Motivating her ministry’s budget in the National Assembly on Wednesday, Iivula-Ithana said the 2016/2017 financial year is expected to launch a new border control management system and will spend resources on change management functional training.

12 Jun 2013 description
report New Era

Story by Alvine Kapitako

WINDHOEK - Namibia continues to receive inflows of new African refugees with 15 to 20 new arrivals recorded monthly, says the Commissioner for Refugees in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, Nkrumah Mushelenga.

13 Jul 2009 description
report New Era

TRANS KALAHARI BORDER POST - Some 41 refugees and asylum seekers mostly from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last Wednesday fled from the Osire Refugee Camp, assisted by the National Society for Human Rights Director Phil Ya Nangolo (NSHR), who left them on the Botswana side, New Era has established.

The refugees are now stranded at the Mamuno Border Post, a stone's throw away from the immigration control of the Botswana Border Service - camping in an army brown tent under the watchful eyes of the Botswana police from Charles Hill town.

Among the group are 23 children …