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· April, 2006

Stories about Migration & Immigration from April, 2006

Iran: Refugee Seekers in Church!

Panhajoyan (Persian) writes that a small group of Iranian refugee seekers, since 24 April, have occupied a church in Belgium to stay in country. Many Iranian refugee seekers are under...

DRC Diaspora: UDPS Wallonie May 1st Forum

On May 1st, UDPS Wallonie will hold a conference in Liege, Belgium to explain why UDPS will not partake in the upcoming DRC elections, says (FR) UDPS Liege. Details are...

Hong Kong: Incentives for local musicians

This week on n8ma's Xanga site: “news of a new orchestral fellowship for string-playing graduates of the Central, Shanghai, and Hong Kong Conservatories that will help curb the mass emigration...

DRC: Blogger Wants to Petition T.I.

Blogger Tony Katombe proposes (FR) on Prince du Fleuve du Congo that he and compatriots from the country and abroad petition Transparency International to “investigate the allegations of the implication...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Iraqi bloggers pose something of puzzle for the mainstream media. The quality of the writing is good and bloggers sometimes have better news than their own reporters. But how do...

Russia: Kateryna Chumachenko's 1983 Letter

Michael Averko, a Diaspora Russian contributing to Russia Blog, writes about the letter that Kateryna Chumachenko, a (formerly) Diaspora Ukrainian wife of president Yushchenko, wrote to the Washington Times 23...

Ethiopia: Blogging media

Ethiopian blogConcoction points to an op/ed in the Economist that claims that news media are “already feeling the heat” from the blogosphere as blogs are changing the media.

Guyana: Playwright

Guyana Diaspora profiles Britain-based playright Michael Abbensetts.

Kenya: We are not all running

Kenyan blogger Gukira writes that not all Kenyans are runners and wonders what Kenyans are running from? “As the Kenyan sport, running is less a ritual of patriotism than a...

Vietnam myths uncovered

Preya at Dreaming of Hanoi tackles some of the myths people have about Vietnam.

Armenia: Indian Student Protests

LoonyMoony, Nessuna, and Onnik Krikorian all have updates on the Indian student protests in Armenia at Oneworld Multimedia. Nanyaar, an Indian student in Armenia, also has an update at his...

Haitian Blogger Yon Ayisyen: “I'm No Revolutionary Hero”

Yon Ayisien (whose name means “A Haitian”) blogs at Ayisyen Sa Nap Regle? (“What's Up Haitians? ” in Creole) and might as well be renamed HaitiPundit. He is the only...

Britain: Immigration realities

Aba Boy comments on the anti immigration discourse currently taking place in Britain. He suggests that 1,2,3, 4th generation immigrants down tools for a day “I think this simple act...

European Inbalance: Trade and Drought

Soul on Ice comments on the drought in Somalia meanwhile in England's Chelsea Flower show, a commentator complains about the lack of water for the poor flowers…and trade inbalances via...

Armenia: Being Armenian

Anarchistian writes on the connection between one's beliefs and being accepted by other Armenians.

Sri Lanka: Identity and Nationality

London, Lanka and Drums on identity as being born to Sri Lankan parents but being brought up in the UK.

Cameroon: Brain drain

Cameroonian blog, Scribbles from the Den asks why Cameroonian doctors are leaving the country to work in Europe. The reasons are explained in an interview with one doctor now living...

Armenia: Indian Student Protest

An Indian studying in Armenia fell from an open window and died after emergency services took 45 minutes to respond. Armenian police detained other Indian students for questioning and university...

Diaspora: Mashup and Football

Soul on Ice posts on a new music trend known as “mash ups” - which he says is nothing new really but a continuation of mix and remix and remixing...

Hip hop review

African Shirts has a roundup of some of UK's hip hop bands

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