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· February, 2007

Stories about Migration & Immigration from February, 2007

Ukraine: Tymoshenko in D.C.

28 February 2007

LaurenceJarvikOnline shares his impressions of Yulia Tymoshenko, who was in Washington, D.C., this week: “She described her nation as ‘in crisis’–and took a number of hostile questions about her legal problems from Russian-speakers in the audience. Tymoshenko handled them with grace and aplomb, didn't bristle, smiled even. She's definitely a...

Madagascar: Expulsions in France questioned

28 February 2007

(courtesy of sarkostique) Stemming from ongoing racial tensions and amplified by the riots of last summer, fear of immigrants led the French ministry of homeland security to crack down on illegal immigration. Immigrants of Malagasy origins were also affected by the new emphasis on expelling any immigrants without proper accreditation....

Guyana: Exodus and integration

26 February 2007

MediaCritic sees the “exodus” of Guyanese to other Caribbean territories as “likely to result in is a skewering of national identities and push those voices that trumpet and cling to narrow parochial inclinations into the background. With the inevitable cross-nationality marriages, dual-citizenships and other multi-national personalities single nation nationalistic fervor...

India: India as a destination

26 February 2007

the shad king on the discovery of India becoming a destination for people other than nirvana seekers. “There is a significant population of Ethiopian immigrants in Washington DC, a vast majority of whom support their families (and often finance their own higher education) by driving a cab. As I grumpily...

Cameroon: Journey Through Basaa Country

23 February 2007

Sanaga Peregrinations posts (Fr) pictures of a recent trip through “the red land of [her] ancestors”, Basaa country in Cameroon. The photo-journey takes us through Edea, Boumnyebel, the pierced grotto of Ngog Lituba and finally the entrance of her village.

China: Who is Huseyin Celil?

23 February 2007

Huseyin Celil is regarded by the Chinese government a Uyghur terrorist and now imprison in Urumqi awaiting for trial. Michael from the opposite ends of China reposts an article from The Globe and Mail to look at his life from another angle.

Haiti: Don't stop the carnaval security

22 February 2007

Alice Backer has praise for the Haitian government's efforts to encourage Haitians living abroad to return to Carnival in Haiti this year, but asks: “why can't it secure the country the same way it did during the 3 “fat”days of carnival all year long?“

Malawi: radio program about Malawians abroad

21 February 2007

Ndagha writes about a new radio program about Malawians abroad: “‘What do people eat there?’ ‘How do you manage the snowy weather?’ ‘Do you eat nsima?’ ‘Is it true school is free?’ ‘Are you the only Malawian there?’ ‘Can you send us some Dollars please because you guys are rich...

Africa: Manifesto for the United States of Africa

20 February 2007

Le Pangolin posts (Fr) a Manifesto for the United States of Africa written by the Working Group of African Students in France. The document was presented to Alpha Omar Konaré, the President of the African Union Commission, in March 2004 and was inspired by other country unions around the world...

Hungary: A Podcast on Ciaran Tobin Case

20 February 2007

An expat who killed two children in a car crash in Budapest has escaped punishment – Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes more about the case after the childrens’ father contacts him, “detailing what steps the family plans to take next.” He is also featured in this podcast at...

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