Monday, 26 November 2012

Botswana Deporting Nigerians

Vanguard is reporting that Nigerians are being denied permission to renew visas in Botswana, even when they are married to Botswana nationals. Intra-African migration is complicated. The Xenophobic incidents in South Africa a few years back were extreme but they were an extreme manifestation of a widespread problem. Many Africans drift or migrate or flee towards the south of the continent. Botswana has, in recent years, somewhat uncomfortably hosted many immigrants and refugees from Zimbabwe. According to this article, the country is now, probably unofficially, sending home Nigerians. It would be useful to see more investigation of and research on this.

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