Zimbabwean refugees in Botswana

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    Botswana deports Zimbabwean refugees

    THE Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says it is concerned after Botswana deported 57 Zimbabwean refugees who had lived in the host country since 2008. The refugees reportedly failed to register for Zimbabwean repatriation, which led to their forced removal late last week. The UNHCR’s external relations officer, Kate Pond, says the refugees, irrespective of their…

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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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