UPDATE 2-IOM suspends some Ebola screening after 3 aid workers killed in South Sudan

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear Trump appeal over rapid deportation dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court stepped into a new immigration dispute on Friday, agreeing to hear an appeal by President Donald Trump’s administration of a lower court ruling that could frustrate a top priority of his: quickly deporting illegal immigrants. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during a campaign rally in

In southern Mexico, migrants gather in caravan aiming to reach U.S.

Migrants walk along a road in a caravan towards the United States, in Tapachula, Mexico October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jacob Garcia TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) – Several hundred migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America set off from southern Mexico on Saturday in a caravan headed to the United States, according to a Reuters witness and

Go home, Tanzanian President tells Burundian refugees

DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Refugees in Tanzania must go home, President John Magufuli said on Friday, a week after officials began mass repatriations of Burundians despite concerns that they may face political persecution. Tanzanian officials have said that all repatriations will be voluntary but Magufuli warned in his speech that refugees in

UPDATE 1-Nearly 600 Burundian refugees head home as mass repatriation starts

(Updates with refugee quotes) NAIROBI, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Burundian refugees who returned home on Thursday say they left camps in Tanzania because women are often raped when they go looking for firewood and because Tanzanian police have beaten and arrested men. Reuters interviewed 10 of the 590 refugees who returned, the first batch transported

UPDATE 2-Mass repatriation of Burundi refugees in Tanzania to start on Thursday – official

(Adds details, comments) NAIROBI, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Burundi said on Tuesday that a first group of its refugees in Tanzania would return home on Thursday, as a mass repatriation planned by the two governments begins, a Burundian official told Reuters. About 1,000 refugees are in the first group, Nestor Bimenyimana, the Burundi government’s general

Burundi starts Ebola vaccines for health workers -WHO

NAIROBI, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Burundi has started vaccinating its health workers against Ebola, beginning with those near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. Burundi has had no reported cases of the deadly haemorrhagic fever, but the viral disease has been spreading in eastern Congo

FEATURE -From Prince Charles to Harrods, refugees target global markets with luxury crafts

NAIROBI, July 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Rwandan refugee Anita Claudine knows the odds are stacked against her, but the fashion designer is unfazed in her ambition to one day see her dresses in the window displays of the luxury department stores of London, Paris and New York. The 22-year-old woman, whose family fled to

Scores of LGBT+ refugees in Kenya slum face homophobic attacks, eviction

NAIROBI, June 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Scores of LGBT+ refugees are in desperate need of emergency shelter after facing homophobic threats, violence and eviction warnings from community members in a Nairobi slum, the refugees and human rights campaigners said on Tuesday. The 76 LGBT+ refugees – mostly from Congo but also from Rwanda, Burundi,