Several countries across Africa are overburdened by a lack of space and financial support for refugees.
UNHCR said more than 81,000 Burundians now live in Rwanda, with children making up half of the refugees there, many of whom are unaccompanied.
Still, the numbers of boats arriving in Somalia is almost matched by those going in the opposite direction
Mozambique clashes send thousands fleeing to Malawi, and Angolan rebels say to resume armed struggle
Africa’s second-biggest crude producer pumps most of its 1.75 million barrels a day from off the coast of Cabinda
'In Rwanda we're safe. I don't see anywhere else to go', Burundi refugee says after Kigali says will relocate them
Rwanda is thought to be reacting to accusations by both the Bujumbura government and UN experts that it's training and arming Burundi refugees
It's about the size of Gaborone or Juba, and would be Kenya's third-largest town, and older than two independent countries in Africa
"I've been working 30 years with UNHCR (and) I have never seen a situation like that..." - Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR, Europe.
Last year alone, an estimated 13.9 million people were displaced -- or a startling 42,500 a day.
From Burundi, South Sudan to South Africa - the shocking refugee crisis in Africa over the past month
In all, the numbers run into the millions and overstretched and underfunded agencies grapple to cope.
The Imbonerakure, a Hutu group affiliated with the CNDD-FDD rebels turned ruling party, has a bloody reputation
Burundi protests enter 9th day; why Rwanda is losing sleep and fears of a Great Lakes eruption are growing
At least 9 people have been killed and 177 wounded since unrest began.
Francois Hollande seeks military operation against migrant smugglers after horror migrant shipwreck.
Around 800 victims died off the coast of Libya on Sunday. If current trends continue, there could be 30,000 deaths at sea this year.
7 surprising things about asylum seekers from Africa—where Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal beat Libya and Somalia
No single African country ranks among the top three by origin of asylum requests, a new UN report shows.
Many high-profile African ‘undesirables’ would rather take their chances here, than risk night renditions