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August 2006

Regional
   SADC wants uni-visa for tourists, BOPA - 2006-08-07
   African workers recent Chinese influx, Business Report - 2006-08-13
   Labour Migration Contributes to HIV Spread, Sapa - 2006-08-14
   SADC must push for free trade area, Sunday Times - 2006-08-15
   Presidents open Africa cross-border park, IOL - 2006-08-16
   Band aid for medical brain drain, UN IRIN - 2006-08-16
   World’s Greatest Animal Kingdom: Opinion, SW Radio Africa - 2006-08-17
   Africa faces serious shortage of doctors, Sunday News - 2006-08-20
   Region to have standard customs administration, BOPA - 2006-08-22
   New trade rules hit hard, Mail and Guardian - 2006-08-24
   Zim, Botswana and Zambia seal deal, Herald - 2006-08-28

Angola
    Police Arrest Citizens At Namibia Border,  Angola Press Agency - 2006-08-10
    VISA Accord With Namibia,  Angola Press Agency - 2006-08-23
    Foreigners Detained For Illegal Stay,  Angola Press Agency - 2006-08-30
Botswana
    Citizenship Act disempowers locals says MP,  Midweek Sun - 2006-08-01
    Police close in on syndicate,  Midweek Sun - 2006-08-01
    Zimbabwe’s Woes Boost Francistown Business,  Mmegi/The Reporter - 2006-08-02
    Botswana health care system: opinion,  Mmegi - 2006-08-03
    Please, come home, says Health Minister,  BOPA - 2006-08-07
    Debswana localises posts,  BOPA - 2006-08-07
    Mogae warns against xenophobia,  BOPA - 2006-08-08
    Project target truck drivers, sex workers,  BOPA - 2006-08-10
    Minister defends expatriates,  BOPA - 2006-08-15
    Ministry has 13 expatriates,  BOPA - 2006-08-18
    Only six expatriates work at BoB,  BOPA - 2006-08-21
    Seven years dodging the police,  Midweek Sun - 2006-08-22
    Xenophobia is a growing concern: Opinion,  Mmegi - 2006-08-24
    Finance ministry has 14 expatriates,  BOPA - 2006-08-24
    Foreign teachers in schools,  BOPA - 2006-08-24
    Thirteen foreigners work at labour ministry,  BOPA - 2006-08-25
    Foreigners accused of favouring compatriots,  Mmegi - 2006-08-25
    MCST has 31 expatriates,  BOPA - 2006-08-29
    Tourism businesses reserved for Batswana,  Botswana Gazette - 2006-08-30
    Opposition disappointed with Mogae,  Mmegi - 2006-08-30
DRC
    Managing HIV Among Refugee Populations,  UN Integrated Regional Information Networks - 2006-08-02
    Humanitarian crisis looms as displaced return,  Cape Times - 2006-08-31
Lesotho
Malawi
    Foreign refugees in Malawi,  Angola Press Agency - 2006-08-01
    Brothels suspected in Mzuzu,  Daily Times - 2006-08-21
    MBS accused of targeting Asians,  Daily Times - 2006-08-25
    Human trafficking is a reality in Malawi,  Daily Times - 2006-08-25
Mauritius
    Mauritius opens economy,  Sapa-AFP - 2006-08-13
    SA firms interested in Mauritius,  Engineering News - 2006-08-18
Mozambique
    Mozambican traders vent anger,  Zim Online - 2006-08-05
    Maputo corridor offers stimulus,  Business Day - 2006-08-10
    Government Demands Report On Customs Corruption,  Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique - 2006-08-31
Namibia
    Charges of Racism in Local Movie Industry,  New Era - 2006-08-09
    Ramatex turning over a new leaf,  Namibian - 2006-08-14
    Namibian Harassed at Border,  News Era - 2006-08-14
    Unions slams Ramatex secrecy,  Namibian - 2006-08-17
    Ministry to Act on Bogus Marriages,  New Era - 2006-08-18
    Zim-Trained Teachers Ready for Work,  New Era - 2006-08-22
    Specialist to Assess Nursing Shortage,  New Era - 2006-08-22
    Botswana Denies Border Harassment,  New Era - 2006-08-22
    Chinese Confronted on Labour Abuse,  New Era - 2006-08-23
South Africa
    Locals try to close down foreign businesses,  SABC News - 2006-08-01
    Learn local languages Zimbabwean refugees told,  Zim Online - 2006-08-01
    South Africa blames Zimbabweans for rising crime,  Zim Online - 2006-08-02
    Joint SA-Lesotho crime operation,  Mail and Guardian - 2006-08-02
    Cape Town airport suffers staff shortage,  Business Report - 2006-08-02
    Cabinet calls for violent crime study,  Pretoria News - 2006-08-02
    Women Explore Measures to Combat Human Trafficking,  BuaNews - 2006-08-03
    Refugees fight discrimination,  Pretoria News - 2006-08-03
    Keeping mine workers alive,  Globe and Mail - 2006-08-04
    Skills shortage and islands of excellence: Editorial,  Financial Mail - 2006-08-04
    Rural Migration to Cities Slows Down,  Business Day - 2006-08-04
    Migrant abuse,  Financial Mail - 2006-08-04
    New solutions for poor capacity in local government,  Financial Mail - 2006-08-04
    Deportations Don’t Address Root of Crisis,  Zimbabwean Independent - 2006-08-04
    Zimbabwean Migrants Vulnerable to Abuse,  Reuters Alertnet - 2006-08-07
    Somalis are suffering the brunt of xenophobia,  Cape Times - 2006-08-07
    Afriforum rejects work permits plan for illegal immigrants,  Cape Argus - 2006-08-07
    Zimbabweans often abused in S. Africa,  Reuters - 2006-08-08
    Report reveals poor treatment of migrants by SA police,  Business Day - 2006-08-08
    Foreign African migrants vulnerable,  AND Network - 2006-08-09
    More executives leaving SA,  Business Day - 2006-08-10
    Police burn blankets and legal documents of Zimbabweans,  SW Radio South Africa - 2006-08-11
    Protest against harassment of Zimbabweans,  Zimbabwe Situation and Zim Online - 2006-08-11
    Xenophobia is hurting SA,  Sunday Times - 2006-08-13
    When a life of hell is better than home,  Sunday Independent - 2006-08-13
    Scores of arrests in foiled warehouse robberies,  Mail and Guardian - 2006-08-13
    Africa’s MELTING POT,  Sunday Independent - 2006-08-13
    Refugees challenge security job ban,  Business Day - 2006-08-17
    Zim collapses affecting SA economic growth,  Mail & Guardian - 2006-08-17
    1200 South Africans Return Home,  Sapa - 2006-08-17
    Article on Informal Traders,  IAfrica - 2006-08-17
    Cash extorted from migrants,  Pretoria News - 2006-08-17
    Xenophobia in South Africa,  VOA - 2006-08-18
    Johannesburg to host SADC conference on migration,  City of Johannesburg - 2006-08-18
    UK law may be good news for SA health care,  Weekend Argus - 2006-08-19
    North West welcomes Iranian doctors,  Bua News - 2006-08-20
    Immigrants’ rights must be respected: Editorial,  Sunday Independent - 2006-08-20
    Two Somalis shot dead in Cape Town,  Mail & Guardian - 2006-08-21
    Joburg works in migration policy,  Mining Weekly - 2006-08-21
    Home affairs defends system,  Business Day - 2006-08-21
    Beit Bridge to get migration office,  Citizen - 2006-08-21
    Iranian doctors offered jobs in SA,  Mail & Guardian - 2006-08-22
    Centre to help Zimbabweans find work in SA,  Business Day - 2006-08-22
    ZPF to launch Civil Dialogue,  Zimbabwean - 2006-08-23
    Failure of Dept of Home Affairs,  Mail & Guardian - 2006-08-23
    SA asylum system at breaking point,  Cape Argus - 2006-08-23
    Mobilizing from South Africa,  Zimbabwean - 2006-08-23
    Migration issues under spotlight,  Citizen - 2006-08-23
    Masondo unveils plan to welcome immigrants,  Star - 2006-08-23
    Jo’burg mayor plans migrant-friendly drive,  Mail & Guardian - 2006-08-23
    Is xenophobia fuelling attacks on foreigners?,  Cape Times - 2006-08-23
    Somalis hunted down and executed,  Cape Times - 2006-08-23
    SA’s asylum system overburdened to the point of crisis,  Cape Argus - 2006-08-23
    Jo’burg kwasa kwasa,  Mail and Guardian - 2006-08-24
    Concern over new Beitbridge Centre,  SW Radio Africa - 2006-08-24
    Murders of Somalis are no campaign say police,  Cape Times - 2006-08-24
    The Brain Drain Grows Stronger,  Financial Mail - 2006-08-25
    Somali traders turn to HRC as township murder toll soars,  Cape Argus - 2006-08-25
    Immigration officers set to strike,  IOL News - 2006-08-25
    Green light for farmers to hire Zimbabweans,  SABC News - 2006-08-25
    Bill relaxes rules to attract foreign skills,  Business Report - 2006-08-25
    Leaked photographs could reveal truth of brutality at Lindela,  Star - 2006-08-25
    Dying for a life across the border,  Business Day - 2006-08-26
    Border region struggles with influx,  BBC News - 2006-08-26
    ‘We’re targets because of our success’ say Somalis,  Saturday Argus - 2006-08-26
    Blind couple denied asylum in SA,  Zim Observer - 2006-08-26
    Somali refugees in the Western Cape,  Cape Argus - 2006-08-26
    South Africa belongs to all of us: Editorial,  Sunday Argus - 2006-08-27
    Limpopo border-jumpers get a rough welcome,  Sunday Independent - 2006-08-27
    Immigrants easy prey for border-post gangs,  Cape Argus - 2006-08-27
    Brutal rites of passage for border-hoppers,  Sunday Independent - 2006-08-27
    Bribery, violence at Zim border post,  Sunday Tribune - 2006-08-27
    Border jumpers drawn by hope of better life,  Cape Argus - 2006-08-27
    Zimbabwean couple denied asylum in South Africa,  Go Zimbabwe - 2006-08-28
    Immigration officers to strike this week,  Mail & Guardian - 2006-08-28
    Immigration a global concept: Op-Ed by Deputy Minister,  Star - 2006-08-28
    Cape’s Somali community living in fear,  Cape Times - 2006-08-28
    Blind people from Zimbabwe meet clergy in SA,  AND Network - 2006-08-28
    Union slams foreign skills idea,  Sapa - 2006-08-29
    Tourism SA chief blasts home affairs for visa delays,  Business Day - 2006-08-29
    The Eastern Cape exodus,  Mail & Guardian - 2006-08-29
    Somalis attacked in Cape Town,  Sunday Times - 2006-08-29
    SA lures foreign executives,  Mining Weekly - 2006-08-29
    Mob attacks Somali traders,  Cape Times - 2006-08-29
    Asylum seekers living in limbo,  Mail & Guardian - 2006-08-29
    Importing foreigners for SA?,  IAfrica - 2006-08-29
    Immigration strike could spell chaos,  IAfrica - 2006-08-29
    Are Somalis under threat?,  AND Network - 2006-08-29
    Somalis close shops after xenophobic attacks,  Cape Times - 2006-08-30
    Refugees in SA face job curbs,  Business Day - 2006-08-30
    Immigration strike could be averted,  IAfrica - 2006-08-30
    Living costs could counteract attempts to lure skilled expatriates,  Business Day - 2006-08-31
    Rasool orders probe into Somali killings,  Cape Times - 2006-08-31
    Immigration officers’ strike called off,  Citizen - 2006-08-31
    Cape township celebrates as Somalis return,  Cape Argus - 2006-08-31
    Attacks on Somalis expose xenophobia,  UN IRIN - 2006-08-31
    Refugees in SA stripped and beaten,  Sunday Tribune - 2006-10-13
Swaziland
    Zonke heads citizenship board,  Swazi Observer - 2006-08-17
    Child trafficking rife but no law against it,  Swazi Observer - 2006-08-21
    No new licences for non-Swazis,  Swazi Observers - 2006-08-22
    Foreigners cry foul over evictions,  Times of Swaziland - 2006-08-28
    Cuban doctor arrested for sodomy,  Times of Swaziland - 2006-08-29
Tanzania
    Army firm on border security,  Daily News - 2006-08-04
    Jobs priority for Tanzanians,  Daily News - 2006-08-05
    Veteran editor stripped of citizenship,  Guardian - 2006-08-08
    Labour to throw out illegal foreign workers,  Daily News - 2006-08-11
    Govt investigates foreigners at fish plants,  This Day - 2006-08-11
    Tanzania expels 600 Burundians,  UN IRIN - 2006-08-14
    Dar denies using force against Burundians,  This Day - 2006-08-15
    Expelled Burundians are illegal immigrants, government says,  UN IRIN - 2006-08-16
    Burundian refugees not expelled says Govt,  Daily News - 2006-08-22
    Tanzania’s skills bottleneck,  Business in Africa - 2006-08-28
    Tanzania moves to restrict employment of foreign workers,  Angola Press Agency - 2006-08-29
    Repatriation of Congolese refugees in Tanzania,  UN IRIN - 2006-08-30
Zambia
    Repatriation of Angolan refugees to begin soon,  Post of Zambia - 2006-08-04
    Tourist arrivals surpass target,  Times of Zambia - 2006-08-11
    Cross-border traders cry foul,  Times of Zambia - 2006-08-11
    Zambian women cry foul over Zim traders,  AND Network - 2006-08-14
    Sata threatens Lebanese, Indian investors,  Times of Zambia - 2006-08-15
    Refugees repatriation,  Times Zambia - 2006-08-15
    Angolan repatriation from Zambia,  UNHCR News - 2006-08-15
    1200 South Africans Return Home,  Sapa - 2006-08-17
    Zim collapse affecting SA economic growth,  Mail & Guardian - 2006-08-17
    Absorb returning health workers says Union,  Sunday Times of Zambia - 2006-08-20
    Editorial on Nurse Brain Drain,  The Post - 2006-08-22
    Cross-border traders oppose liquor fees,  Times of Zambia - 2006-08-23
    Out with Chinese, Italian traders says Sata,  Business in Africa - 2006-08-29
Zimbabwe
    Harare deploys youth militia at border posts,  Zim Online - 2006-08-01
    Zim will welcome deportees with open arms,  Sapa-AFP - 2006-08-02
    Enforced deportations to Zimbabwe to resume,  Times Online - 2006-08-02
    Britain can deport Zimbabwean asylumn seekers,  New Zimbabwe - 2006-08-02
    Judges rule Zimbabweans can be deported,  Guardian - 2006-08-03
    Billions of dollars seized at border posts,  Chronicle - 2006-08-03
    SA, Botswana to Blame for Immigrant Crisis,  Zimbabwe Independent - 2006-08-04
    The Great Betrayal: Zimbabwean Asylum Seekers,  Zim Daily - 2006-08-05
    Survival after Operation Murambatsvina,  Zimbabwe Situation - 2006-08-05
    New Zim currency spreads to Zambia,  Sunday Mail - 2006-08-05
    Zimbabweans in the UK for political action,  Zimbabwe Journalists - 2006-08-06
    Villagers become innovative to stave hunger,  Standard - 2006-08-06
    Soldiers, militia on the rampage for currency,  Standard - 2006-08-06
    Harare withdraws corrupt police from border posts,  Zimbabwe Situation - 2006-08-11
    Zimbabwe: An upside-down economy,  UN IRIN - 2006-08-11
    Lawyers seek to appeal asylum ruling,  Zimbabwe Journalists - 2006-08-12
    Illegal entry points to Zambia exposed,  Sunday Mail - 2006-08-13
    Cash barons conquer Limpopo,  Sunday Mail - 2006-08-13
    Billions smuggled in trains,  Herald - 2006-08-13
    Zimbabwe: Brain Drain Gathers Pace,  Institute for War and Peace Reporting - 2006-08-15
    All-night vigil for failed Zimbabwean asylum seekers,  Zimbabwe Journalists - 2006-08-15
    Plug loopholes in Operation Sunrise: Comment,  Chronicle - 2006-08-16
    Brain drain wrecking Zimbabwe’s economy,  SW Radio Africa - 2006-08-16
    Protect us and not criminals say failed Zim asylum seekers,  Zimbabwe Situation - 2006-08-17
    Mugabe slates diaspora breadwinners,  Zimbabwean - 2006-08-17
    Zimbabwe maize stuck at border,  Zimbabwe Situation - 2006-08-19
    Temporary passes to Zambia banned,  Sunday News - 2006-08-20
    Survey on human resources begins,  Daily Mirror - 2006-08-22
    Stop Trafficking in Women and Children,  The Herald - 2006-08-22
    Traffic flow through Beitbridge improves,  Daily Mirror - 2006-08-23
    Brain drain gathers pace,  The Zimbabwean - 2006-08-24
    Cross-border traffic has risen dramatically,  ZW News and IRIN (UN) - 2006-08-25
    Zimbabwean girls: traders by day, sex workers at night,  Standard - 2006-08-27
    Pursuing the Zimbabwean dream abroad: Opinion,  New Zimbabwe - 2006-08-27
    Immigration Dept embarks on computerisation,  Chronicle - 2006-08-28
    Indigenisation of mining sector,  Sunday Mail - 2006-08-28
    Zimbabwe’s new currency moving across borders,  Zim Online - 2006-08-29
    Govt in bid to retain skilled workers,  Sapa-dpa - 2006-08-30
    Zim informal sector ruined by clean-up,  Mail & Guardian - 2006-08-30
    Thousands still held in transit camp,  Zim Daily - 2006-08-30
    New Zealand offers residence to AIDS victims,  Sapa-dpa - 2006-08-30
    National skills audit launched,  Daily Mirror - 2006-08-30
    Retention Package Commendable,  The Herald (Harare) - 2006-08-31