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· April, 2007

Stories about Migration & Immigration from April, 2007

Arabeyes: On Selling a Palestinian Kidney and Changing the Israeli Flag

Do you want to know why a Palestinian wants to sell his kidney, or what had happened to the bicycle of a Lebanese blogger on September 10, 2001? What is...

Egypt: Sinai Bedouins Seek Refuge in Israel

Writing at Kabobfest, blogger Hanaan reports the plight of a Sinai bedouin, who is seeking entry into Israel. “You know police brutality has reached a new low in Egypt when...

Kurdistance: A Week Like Any Other

The news coming out of the Kurdish blogs this week is as varied as the landscape of Kurdistan itself. From predictions on Syrian Kurd alliances with Israel, to censorship in...

Arabeyes: Palestinian Jordanian Anyone?

Jordanian blogger Hareega is furious that people avoid discussing racism in his society. He is particularly angry about the discrimination Jordanians of Palestinian origin go through in a country he...

Tanzania: blog about Swahili film in the US

A blog about a Swahili film, Bongoland II: “This weekend we conducted screen tests for JUMA. The process went well and we were very impressed by the brave souls who...

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko's Article

Taras Kuzio discusses Yulia Tymoshenko's lengthy Foreign Affairs piece – and her allegedly good command of English: “In Tymoshenko’s case we can thank her growing knowledge of English on my...

Nigeria: stop criticizing the government from the Diaspora

Pause to Ponder defends his opinion about the state of Nigerian democracy: “The above topic was inspired by my last post, which has earned me bashing from 2 fellow bloggers,...

Jamaica: Caribbean Film wins Outstanding Feature

Jamaican Geoffrey Philp takes note of Caribbean filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon's A Winter Tale, which was honoured as Outstanding Canadian Feature at the 7th annual ReelWorld Film Festival.

Somalia: Somalis in the US pledge funds to oppose occupation

Banaadir blogs about Somalis in Minnesota pledging support and funds to liberate Somalia from foreign occupation: “Somali Minnesotans raised funds, signed petitions, sang patriotic songs, cried and felt for the...

Africa: AfroSpear – a Think Tank for People of African Descent

A new blog on the block: Afrospear – A Think Tank for People of African Descent, “Welcome to AfroSpear! We are one galaxy in an interplanetary solar system of BLACKNESS…Blackness...

Arabisto: Egyptian Virginia Tech Victim Ignored by Media

“Friends of Virginia Tech shooting victim Waleed Shaalan, from Egypt, are calling him a hero. Friends have told this news station in Virginia that Waleed distracted shooter Seung Hui-Cho, so...

How [NOT] To: Armenian Genocide Protest

Points about what is appropriate for an Armenian to do on the Armenian genocide remembrance day – April 24th, started earlier this week by the Armenia blog were picked up...

Japan: Foreign population in Tokyo

Adamu blogs about the details and implications of “population movement survey” conducted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

A Guadeloupean Family Heads Back to Africa

Regardailleurs writes about a Guadeloupean family that decided to abandon the privileges of French citizenship and “repatriate” to Benin (Fr), land of their ancestors, after centuries of exile.

The Moroccan blogosphere reacts to the Virginia Tech massacre

These past few days, the world's eyes have been turned toward the Virginia Tech massacre; the Moroccan blogosphere in particular notes the connection that Fox News has tried to make...

Bahrain: Transporting Humans?

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif is enraged that labourers in his country are transported in the back of open trucks, in defiance of an existing law which protects them from...

Lusosphere Reports The First Round of East Timor's Elections

Timor-Leste is holding its first national election as an independent nation, and the vote counting now indicates the need for a second round to decide the next President. The voting...

Barbados: The Meaning of Being Caribbean

Barbadian blogger Gallimaufry links to BBCCaribbean.com as West Indians the world over answer the question, “What does it mean to be Caribbean?”

Palestinian Captures Virginia Tech Shooting on Cell Phone

Blogger Rima Abdelkader reports that a Palestinian student captured the massacre that took place at Virginia Tech “One Virginia Tech student became a citizen journalist today by capturing some of...

Lebanon: Two Lebanese Students Killed in Virginia Tech Massacre

Two Lebanese students were among the 32 killed in the Virginia Tech massacre, according to bloggers Nadia Gerges and Rima Abdelkader. “Two of our own died today. Reema Samaha and...

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