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    300 Zimbabweans refugees lose fight to remain in Botswana

    THIS week, scores of Zimbabwean refugees living in Botswana lost their bid to remain in the country and now face deportation if they do not voluntarily leave. The nearly 300 refugees fled Zimbabwe during the violent 2008 presidential election and fear persecution if they return. But officials from the U.N. refugee agency in Botswana and Zimbabwe say they are no…

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    Former refugee elected MP in New Zealand

    An Eritrean former refugee has become New Zealand’s first African MP following Labour Party’s biggest victory in 50 years. Ibrahim Omer is now a list MP having ranked 42 in the Labour Party list. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s party won enough seats to allow Mr Ibrahim to be in parliament. During campaigns Mr Ibrahim said he wanted to “fight for…

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