IMIS Working Paper

This working paper is based on a qualitative questionnaire crafted to better understand how exactly the COVID-19 pandemic has affected refugees and refugee protection in six African countries: namely Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. We sought to gain insight into the perspectives[…]

Main Actors Irregular Migration: Sudan

Table with Info on government institutions involved in irregular migration on national and sub-national level, as well as Civil Society actors, and Private sector actors. This document is being referred to from the Wiki-Entry about the Khartoum Process. See: Actors in Irregular migration W.S-2

The Big Wall

An ActionAid investigation into how Italy tried to stop migration from Africa, using EU funds, and how much money it spent                     There are satellites, drones, ships, cooperation projects, police posts, repatriation flights, training centers. They[…]

African Civil Society Perspectives on EU Africa Cooperation

ECRE has become increasingly concerned about the impact of Europe’s toxic migration control policies on other regions, including Africa. As European and some EU policy-makers clamour to make migration deals with African governments, to get them to prevent migration, to contain people or to accept[…]

AU-Center for Illegal Migration in Khartoum

The Sudanese government on Saturday signed an agreement to host the African Union’s Center for Illegal Migration. Under the agreement, Khartoum will become the permanent headquarters of the center. These initiatives were financed by a 4.5 billion euro ($ 5 billion) European fund for measures[…]

IOM in Djibouti

This article analyses the activities of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Djibouti, and especially its capacity-building activities in the field of migration management. It ethnographically documents how these projects transform state sovereignty. It argues that this is done not only through the Djiboutian[…]

Towards a Borderless Africa?

The vision of a united Africa and the rejection of the arbitrary borders created by European colonial powers have for decades been at the heart of pan-African endeavours. Achieving the free movement of persons on the continent was a key aim of the 1991 Abuja[…]

Darfuri migration from Sudan to Europe

This study documents for the first time the experiences of young Darfuris, mainly men, fleeing Sudan for Europe. It is one of the very few research studies that has looked at the whole process of migration for a particular population group – ethnic Darfuris –[…]

Ten Conflicts to Worry About in 2021

Conflict levels in 2020 slightly decreased from 2019 in all regions except Africa. Still, many conflicts continued unabated despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, and several took on new dimensions as actors responded to the health crisis. Because the pandemic is a unique development, we expect[…]

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