Residents hang from a bus and hold a South Sudanese flag in the disputed Abyei region of Sudan.
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Prior to the secession of South Sudan, the rural livelihoods of people living in the 11 states were dependent on free trade and movement across the boundaries.
Arriving travellers from an international flight follow signs toward COVID-19 testing at Pearson International Airport in Toronto in February.
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The federal election is taking place during a fourth wave of COVID-19, and border management remains crucial to controlling the pandemic. Here’s how each major party would manage travel restrictions.
Now that the Canadian government has reopened the border without consulting Indigenous nations on or near the border, it is long overdue for Canada to honour Indigenous people’s rights to travel freely.
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The conversation around the U.S.-Canada land border reopening should include Indigenous people and the restrictions they’ve faced since the international border was created.
Giant sea bass are listed as a critically endangered species.
The giant sea bass fishery collapsed long ago in the US, but that didn’t mean the species was endangered. New research shows these iconic fish have been thriving south of the border.
Migrants in this rigid inflatable in the English Channel were spotted in the shipping lane and the coastguard were alerted to their presence.
Data from Oxford University shows UK asylum applications are proportionally lower than Cyprus, Luxembourg and Iceland.
Unaccompanied immigrant minors wait on July 2, 2019 in Los Ebanos, Texas to be transported to a U.S. Border Patrol processing center after entering the U.S. to seek political asylum.
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Immigration judges must base their decisions to grant asylum to immigrant children on whether these children have realistic fears of persecution. But other factors influence those decisions.
For those desperate for international holidays, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Boundaries aren’t just treaties. They’ve been built from rivers, oral history and newspaper notices — and rocks in the way of farmers.
Most countries closed their borders, at least partially, at some point last year. But the world is starting to reopen.
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Last year, 189 countries – home to roughly 65% of the global population – cut themselves off from the world at some point. Borders are now reopening and travel resuming, but normal is a ways off.
The Bible contains many stories of migration, including that of Joseph, Mary and Jesus.
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Many within the political left and right draw on the Bible to inform their views on immigration, but neglect to take into account how foreigners were treated under the Roman Empire during the time of Jesus.
The government should be explicit about what proportion of the population will need to be vaccinated to warrant border reopening. Australians could then measure progress towards that goal.
A guest looks out from a Sheraton hotel window in Mississauga, Ont., on Feb. 22, 2021, as new air travel rules come into effect in Canada.
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Canadian government travel restrictions are an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 variants. But vague language around exemptions for medical travel may confuse the physicians who can grant them.
Nearly 700 species of flightless mammal could be barred entry to cooler habitats due to national borders by 2070.
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A new study argues for selective border relaxations. But with COVID-19 more prevalent now than at almost any point in the past, the risk would be substantial.
Multiple borders have always existed in Aotearoa New Zealand. We just weren’t as aware of them before the pandemic started locking down communities.
Research shows that when people feel insecure and anxious they become more concerned with identity values such as nationalism, status and success.
What does a no-deal Brexit mean for the NI border?
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The future need not be gloomy. It is possible for Northern Ireland to emerge better off at the end of this process.
Palmer has lost his challenge to the closure of the Western Australian border in response to COVID-19. But it still remains unclear whether the border closure was and remains valid.
The government is extending the COVID health measures for a further six months, until the end of March, in its latest acknowledgement that pandemic assistance will be needed on various fronts for a longer period.
In the policy of the pandemic, experts have emerged to fill the gaps in the decision-making of politicians, with the responsibility for outcomes landing somewhere in the middle.