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· January, 2007

Stories about Migration & Immigration from January, 2007

Cuba: Fidel's video

Alejandro Armengol attempts to make sense (ES) of the reaction of Miami's Cuban exiles to the video of Cuban president Fidel Castro released yesterday.

Haiti, France: Creole Language Catholic Mass in Marseilles

Collectif Haiti de Provence reports (Kr) on a Creole language mass that took place last Sunday in Marseilles, France for the Haitian community there: “More than 120 people showed up...

South Asia: Forced marriages in the UK

A House of Lords discussion in the UK on forced marriages covered at Pickled Politics. “Lord Lester said that on the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery, it was scandalous...

French Caribbean DOMs: Welcoming Vaval, King of Carnival

Mas a kle, a Guadeloupe mas bandUploaded by Akynou No sooner were the 2006 holidays over that Martiniquans, Guadeloupeans and Guianese were kicking off the prelude to “Vaval”, their affectionate...

Libya: To Return or not to Return?

The last weeks saw a variety of activities on Libyan blogs. It was the ‘end of term’ exams in Libyan schools and Khadijateri has devoted several posts to that. On...

Turkey is Typing….a Follow-up on the Death of Hrant Dink

Today marks a first, well for me at least! Today's article is written in direct response to your wishes, dear reader. Last week, Turkey is Typing focuses on the Death...

Russia: Roma Wedding and Christmas

The flag of the Roma people. According to Wikipedia, it “was approved at the First World Romani Congress in 1971, held in London, UK. The flag consists of a background...

Ghana: It's Harmattan again, Re-denomination of Ghanian Currency Looms Large, Why the Ghanian Worker Wants to Leave, and 82 Steps to Renew a Visa

Ghana is currently experiencing a harmattan, and this state of play evidently does not escape the comment of Leanne, of An American in Africa, who explains how the harmattan, which...

Kurdistance: The End of Saddam

Since the hanging of Saddam Hussein at the beginning of this year, Global Voices has covered what the world has had to say about it, the only group left now...

Europe: Migration

The Economist‘s Edward Lucas writes about migration within the EU.

Nigeria: Nigerians abroad do not need to go home!

Omodudu does not think that Nigerians living abroad need to go back home,”Often we hear Nigerians living abroad declare, “I am going home”. I have news for all of you,...

India: Indians in Kenya

Sepia Mutiny on the Indian community in Kenya. “Today, the community in Kenya is perceived, not without justification, as wealthy and aloof. Rajan is critical of what he sees as...

Turkey/Armenia: Hrant Dink Murdered

Onnik Krikorian has multiple posts on the murder of Hrant Dink, a journalist who was an ethnic Armenian Turkish citizen who had been given a six month suspended sentence in...

Latvia: Monuments

Marginalia posts a very interesting entry on Latvia's monuments – and its “almost antiseptically politics-free” currency.

Russia, Estonia: The Monument

Estonia‘s parliament voted last week to relocate from the center of the capital Tallinn the Soviet-era monument to the Red Army soldiers who died in World War II. The bronze...

The Blogospheres on Big Brother, Shilpa Shetty, Bullying and Racism

Ukraine: Diaspora Illustrator

Ukraine List writes about Yaroslava Surmach-Mills, a Ukrainian-American illustrator.

Bangladesh: Diaspora returing home

Drishtipat points to a report on diaspora returning to Bangladesh, and an interesting conversation in the comments space follows.

Malaysia: Visiting Kuala Lumpur's Little Myanmar

Eating Asia takes us for a meal in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur's Myanmarese enclave.

Serbia, Croatia: Australian Open Fight

Serbian and Croatian fans have started a rather big fight at Australian Open, reports Belgrade 2.0.

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