· July, 2006

Stories about Migration & Immigration from July, 2006

Guyana: Migration and family

  17 July 2006

Guyana-Gyal contemplates migration and familly ties: “Them countries that got the best of my family…them countries just don't know how they lucky.”

Senegal: Rabat Conference on International Migration

Blogger and Ziguinchor mayor Robert Sagna reflects on the recent conference on migration that took place in Rabat, Morocco (Fr): “Faced with the ample phenomenon of migration, Europe and France (…) are shivering. The paradox is that it is that very Europe that provokes immigration. If immigration hopefuls were sure...

Kazakhstan: Russian Emigration

Leila examines the potential impacts on Kazakhstan's demography of the recent Russian government decree on the resettlement of ethnic Russians from former Soviet Republics to the Russian Federation.

Republic of Congo: Sassou Nguesso on Drowning Migrants

  13 July 2006

Says Senegalese blogger Semett (Fr) of Denis Sassou N'Guesso, the President of the Republic of Congo: ” Interrogated on the drowning of young Africans along European borders, (…) [he] had the indecency to shed a tear after blaming Europe's lack of care. As if the misery that pushes our compatriots...

Across West Africa this week

  13 July 2006

We start this week's blog round-up with Under the Acacias who blogs: Osama bin Laden in Burkina Faso The face of Osama bin Laden glared down at me from his camel, a kalashnikov gun in his hand. Fortunately, he was only on the front of a t-shirt of a young...

  12 July 2006

The Second Conference of Intellectuals from Africa and the Diaspora – II CIAD is being held in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil from 12 to 14 July 2006. The general theme of the Conference is: “The Diaspora and African Renaissance”. Tomorrow participants will be able to choose among 12 Thematic Groups, subdivided...

Afghan Whispers: Insecurity & Racism

A few Afghan bloggers talked about insecurity in country and recent bomb explosions. We look at a few of them. Insecurity Afghan Lord talks about daily violence in Afghanistan. The blogger gives us the details about three consecutive days of violenc. He writes, On 3rd of July, a time bomb...

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Sarajevo-Born Sephardic Musician

Kirk Johnson of Americans For Bosnia writes about a Sarajevo-born Sephardic Jewish musician Flory Jagoda: “[…] (Jagoda has lived in the US–married to an American–since after World War II) who was born a Bosnian Jew, the descendent of Ladino-speaking Sephardic settlers from Iberia […]. She was a Bosnian by birth,...

Hunger strike & Gaza conflict

Akbar Ganji, dissident journalist and writer, invited Iranians to join him in a three day hunger strike on 14 – 16 July to attract world-wide attention to political prisoners in Iran. Several bloggers supported his proposition but some expressed their doubt about such an action. From virtual world to a...

India: South Asian diaspora and speculative fiction

  5 July 2006

Samit Basu on South Asian diaspora and speculative fiction. “Many of the world’s most successful writers of Indian origin live outside the subcontinent yet set their books there, and many critics feel this harms the authenticity of their work. A lot of the criticism stems from the fact that a...

Independence Day: MLK mix

  4 July 2006

UK-based music blogger Soul on Ice posts a link to a mix of Martin Luther King's “I have a dream” speech against a background of tabla drums in honor of Independence Day, commenting: “African America wouldn't be celebrating anything if not for this great man.”

The Global Voices Show #3

  4 July 2006

The third episode of the Global Voices Show is here! In this edition we feature excerpts from the following podcasts: PodView (Podbazaar) (India) Viloria.com Pinoy Podcast (Philippines) Tango City Tour (Argentina) Beyond the Wall (Israel) Trinidad & Tobago Computer Society Podcast (Trinidad & Tobago) Arté Radio (“Foot au Sénégal”) (Senegal)...

Liberia: Child soldier

  3 July 2006

Bazungu Bucks, on a hot night in Pittsburgh, sees for himself the effects of the Liberian war on a former child soldier, when someone lets off a string of firecrackers.

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