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· June, 2006

Stories about Migration & Immigration from June, 2006

Africa: World Cup Report Card

  30 June 2006

Says Senegalese blogger Seckasysteme (Fr): “African football is not up to par and its presence in the World Cup is mostly symbolic. Too bad that the numerous individual African talents could not orchestrate a comeback. (…) Why couldn't such talented African football players achieve the same performance in their national...

Jamaica: Going home

  30 June 2006

Jamaican Francis Wade addresses the “remarkable inner journey” one embarks upon on returning to one's homeland, and discusses some of the tools that have helped him along the way.

Immigration, Exile and Motherland!

Since the 1979 revolution millions of Iranian for various reasons have left Iran and started a new life somewhere else on this planet. Several university educated bloggers share their reasons why they left the country. More helpful in Iran but… Afkar, a US-based blogger, says when she came to USA,...

London: Remember Anthony

  30 June 2006

Pilgrimage to Self informs us that “Marie Fatayi – Williams has written a book in memory of her son Anthony who was killed in the July bombings in London last year”

DRC: France-Based UDPS Member Released

  29 June 2006

UDPS Liege announces (Fr) that “French authorities have come to their senses and freed (…) Yves Muko who was arrested Saturday 6/17/06 at Roissy Charles de Gaulle [airport] by the French police. Through his freeing, French authorities acknowledge the righteousness and nobility of UDPS’ struggle.” The party “nevertheless condemns the...

Why No Mention of Slavery in African and Haitian Fiction?

  28 June 2006

Why is there so little mention of slavery in African and Haitian Fiction? That is the question that Togolese France-based blogger Kangni Alem addresses in a prolific and well-thought out blog entry. He deplores that African fiction does not count more passages on the different waves of slavery that have...

Kurdistance:

No tricks or wittiness today folks, here is just the straight skinny on the Kurdish Blogosphere. Hiwa Hopes this week gives a great link to an article about the frustration of a Kurdish immigrant to the UK about the lack of mixer taps. And honestly, I didn't know that the...

Nigeria: handmade bags

  28 June 2006

Pilgrimage to Self publishes the first photos of her Olivegirlthings – handmade bags from Nigerian fabrics - I wish her luck with her new venture.

Jamaica, USA: The making of a poet

  27 June 2006

Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp recalls his early days in Miami and his rise from supermarket bag boy to community college student and — eventually — winner of a college poetry prize.

Afghanistan: Proud to be Afghan!

Sohrab Kabuli has published a photo from the Afghan cricket team in London and says he does not understand why their t-shirts say “Proud to be Afghan”. The blogger says that Afghans in the west usually run away from their countrymen and try to pretend that they are not Afghans...

Belarus: The Language Issue

In a perfect world, languages would be nothing but a way for people to communicate with each other – no language would be considered superior or inferior, children would be encouraged to study as many as possible. In the real world, however, languages are being used as political and ideological...

Latest in French-Speaking African and Indian Ocean Blogs

  25 June 2006

PAN-AFRICAN Homosexuality in Africa Not a Myth France-based Togolese blogger Kangni Alem reflects on a homophobic movement in Cameroon that sees homosexuality as a suspect new “religion” and concludes: Evidence des temps, l’homosexualité ne peut plus être perçue comme un mythe en Afrique. même moi je l’ai cru longtemps, jusqu’au...

Azerbaijan: Statue Protest

In light of a protest in Moscow against a statue of Heydar Aliev, the first Turkic Politburo member and the former President of Azerbaijan, Denise of neweurasia argues that Russia must take steps to treat its Azeri residents better to ensure a good image in Azerbaijan, if for no other...

Iran: Flags, Football & Politics

According to Omid Habibinia, media researcher & blogger, Iranian football supporters carried different flags based on their political attitudes. The blogger says some carried a flag with the sun and lion which belonged to the pervious regime and used today by Monarchists and Mojahedin of People (two opposition groups). Some...

Nepal: Reforming Organisations

  22 June 2006

Democracy for Nepal writes on reforming Nepali organisations in the US and on what the specific reforms are to would vastly improve the organisations.

Nigeria: UK travel advisory

  22 June 2006

Just Thots by a Naijaman reports that Nigerian has issued it's first warning to Nigerians travelling to the UK ….”The Nigerian government says citizens must beware of “miscreants” who employ a “great variety of tricks” to dispossess people of their property.”

India, US: In the 1980s

  21 June 2006

US for the Indian in the 1980s. Ramesh Madhavan, a veteran online writer kicks off with this amazing post on culture, food and the immigrant experience.

Immigration Checks in French Hospitals

  20 June 2006

Senegalese blogger Semett posts (Fr) a Medecins du Monde petition protesting the new French policy of conducting immigration checks in hospitals. Excerpt from the petition (Fr): “The right to care is inscribed in the preamble to the French constitution. It is a fundamental human right. It must never be used...

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