Migration

Uganda’s Exceptional Approach to the Refugee Challenge

LSE’s Marina Elgawly discusses Uganda as a potential model for addressing the refugee crisis globally.

October 2016 marked the full dismantlement of “the Jungle”, the notorious refugee camp in Calais that had come to symbolise the failure of EU refugee and migrant policy. The squalor of Calais brought to light the current rhetoric which surrounds the global approach towards the […]

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    Reading List: @AfricaAtLSE Blog Posts of the Year – Editor’s Cut

Reading List: @AfricaAtLSE Blog Posts of the Year – Editor’s Cut

You may have already have seen our Most Popular Blog Posts of the Year, so you may be wondering what this is about. Well, this is to capture notable articles which did not make it into the Top 10, but stood out in other ways. This could be the way they resonated with their readers or how aptly they […]

Reading List: Most Popular @AfricaAtLSE Blog Posts of 2016

It is that time of the year when we stop to take stock of the last 12 months and we are happy to present the best-read @AfricaAtLSE blog posts of 2016, as voted by you with your clicks. If you missed any of these, here is your opportunity to catch up!

Gambia continues to defy existing political norms on the […]

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    Responding to Violence Against Female Migrants in Accra: a need for change

Responding to Violence Against Female Migrants in Accra: a need for change

LSE’s Samantha Lattof addresses the lack of an appropriate response to violence against female kayayei migrants in Accra.

“Why was she beaten?  Did she steal something?” asked the triage nurse as we arrived in the Accident Centre.  I was well aware of the stigma and insults that female kayayei (singular kayayoo) migrants experience in Accra; it was a common theme […]

Leaders Must Recognise Migrants as Human Not Hapless

Robtel Neajai Pailey calls on leaders in New York to move beyond rhetorical statements and pledges about how to ‘protect’ nameless, faceless people on the move.

On 19 and 20 September 2016 in New York, the United Nations General Assembly and US president Barack Obama host back-to-back high-level summits to address large movements of refugees and migrants.

On the surface, the […]

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    Courting commotion? Changing migration dynamics on the southern route to South Africa

Courting commotion? Changing migration dynamics on the southern route to South Africa

As the migratory flow of Ethiopians continues along the southern route to South Africa, LSE alumnus Charles Mulingi examines the motivations, journey experiences, changing immigration rules in SA and possible impact on migration from the Horn of Africa.

Despite the international attention that is currently focussed on migratory flows directed towards Europe and other Western countries, the continued flow of […]

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    Parents in Somaliland are going to great lengths to stop their children from migrating to Europe

Parents in Somaliland are going to great lengths to stop their children from migrating to Europe

Nimo-ilhan Ali unveils one of the strategies used by Somali parents to prevent their children from undertaking the risky journey to Europe.

Discussions about the ‘migration crisis’ has largely been framed within the confinements of what European politicians and governments are doing or should be doing to halt the arrivals of a large number of people via the Mediterranean. Rarely […]

Youth, Employment and Migration in Puntland and Somaliland

Nassim Majidi and Hervé Nicolle discuss some of the employment challenges facing young people in Somaliland and Puntland.

Since 2011 and most recently again in 2015, headlines have covered the ‘youth exodus’ from Somaliland and Puntland to Europe. In 2016, the European Union launched a seven million euros education program in Puntland, including a component on youth and vocational skills […]

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    Book Review: Mean Streets: Migration, Xenophobia and Informality in South Africa

Book Review: Mean Streets: Migration, Xenophobia and Informality in South Africa

Mean Streets: Migration, Xenophobia and Informality in South Africa draws attention to the fact that some of the most resourceful entrepreneurs in the South African informal economy are migrants and refugees, despite the dangers they face in trading on the streets. Kate Dawson describes this as a landmark volume in the growing literature on African cities which brings into […]

Photo Blog: Artisanal Gold Mining in South Africa

Janet Munakamwe details the process of artisanal gold mining by migrant workers in South Africa. This photo blog is a companion piece to the article, Between a rock and a hard place: Informal artisanal gold mining in Johannesburg by Zaheera Jinnah.

 

 

 

 

All Photography by Alexia Webster and Janet Munakamwe: 13/09/2014

Janet Munakamwe is a doctoral researcher at the African Centre […]

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