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migration: Latest News
Dana Sanchez, 10:15 am
Many migrants who make it to Italy don’t tell friends and family about the hardship. A campaign that exposes the realities is now targeting potential African migrants on social media in 15 West and Central African countries — where most arrivals in Italy originate. Posts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram give testimonials created by migrants in multiple languages. All end with the warning, “Be aware, brother” and “Be aware, sister.” A record 181,000 migrants crossed the Mediterranean in 2016 on flimsy boats operated by smugglers. Of those, 25,000 were mostly unaccompanied children. Arrivals in Italy are up 66% so far in 2017.
Dana Sanchez, 4:05 pm
The E.U. wants to pay for migrant holding camps in Libya or neighboring countries that will be run by the U.N. and aid groups. There, in a supposedly “safe place,” migrants who want to attempt the treacherous Mediterranean crossing will be processed and returned before they ever attempt it. A similar deal with Turkey worked. The E.U. approach fails to recognize that migration is a positive thing for African countries which receive remittances from workers abroad and get rid of people who could politically destabilize the country, an analyst said.
Lillian Mutiso, 3:09 am AFKI Original
Most African countries do not recognize dual citizenship. This is mainly due to post-colonial concerns, when newly independent African countries wanted to ensure loyalty as part of nation building. They also wanted to control the demographic composition of their countries. In particular, these laws targeted those within the country who were not of “African” origin. Below are 12 African countries that allow dual citizenship.
Dana Sanchez, 10:49 am
China is infamous for forced sex work, according to the U.S. State Department, but it’s uncertain whether Chinese sex labor migration to Africa is forced or voluntary. A Princeton University study shows that Chinese sex workers often arrive in African countries expecting to find other work, only to be forced into sex work as reimbursement for plane tickets and visas. Some who are rescued from prostitution stay in the business. Prostitution is legal in eight African countries.
Joe Kennedy, 9:33 am
It’s the end of the dry season in the Serengeti and folks are heading out on safari before the rains start coming again. This year, the migration began a bit ahead of schedule, but there are still plenty of animals out and about, which can be witnessed in these 10 amazing Instagram photos from the Serengeti.
Dana Sanchez, 10:52 am
African countries are reluctant to take back migrants. Migrants send home remittances in amounts that exceed the value of development aid, a European diplomat said. But the lure of aid, trade and other benefits is too enticing for poor African countries to refuse, and human rights will suffer as they sign the deals with the E.U., experts say.
Dana Sanchez, 8:25 am
Refugees and migrants arriving in Europe from Africa and elsewhere may be an unlikely solution to the economic crisis, World Bank and IMF say. Get used to large-scale migration from poor countries to rich. It’s going to go on for decades, becoming a permanent feature of the global economy as a result of major population shifts. Europe needs take responsibility for the refugees, says a Kigali economic analyst.
Keren Mikva, 2:53 pm AFKI Original
Many western governments advised against non-essential travel to most parts of Kenya due to terror threats, but during the wildebeest migration, travelers ignore the advisories. “We will remain fully booked until early November,” said a Kenyan hotelier who manages the Keekorok Lodge in Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti, and the role it plays in business.
Makula Dunbar, 6:06 pm
“We are in March. There’s no way we can beat this deadline,” Henry Kanor, Ghana’s National Communication Authority director said in a CCTV Africa report. “However, it’s not a big deal.” According to the report, South Africa has also come to the conclusion that it will not hit June 17, 2015 digital migration deadline. Kanor said that a fear for Ghana would be experiencing interference from neighboring countries that are successfully moving from analog to digital systems.
Andrew Friedman, 4:47 am AFKI Original
Greater continental cooperation on open, visa-free movement throughout Africa dominated the discussions in Abuja at the recent World Economic Forum. African and world leaders there included Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta, Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan and China’s Li Keqiang.
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