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The Gulf's New Disposable Workforce
Gulf states' riches have been built on oil, credit and exploited migrant labour. Increasingly, these workers are African.
Living Without a Visa in Guangzhou
Thanks to China's confused visa system, many African traders, in particular Nigerians, are turning from successful businesspeople to illegal immigrants overnight.
Zimbabwe's Baby Post Office: the Drivers Smuggling Babies across the Border
As Christmas approaches, the Zimbabwe/South Africa border gets busy. Crowds of people cross over, tons of goods are transported, and around 200 babies are illegally smuggled.
Imagining Ourselves: What Does it Mean to be Part of the African Diaspora?
Tina Campt talks to Think Africa Press about black European subjectivities, the US' dominance in diaspora studies, and how photographs tell us more than we might realise.
Suspicious Minds: Ethiopians Told to Keep an Eye Out for Al-Shabaab Activity
The Ethiopian government has warned that al-Shabaab could target Ethiopia next. What could this mean for relations between Ethiopians and the country's Somali minority?
The Afropolitan Must Go
Despite what Taiye Selasi says, I do not have a drum beating inside me. The motherland is not calling me home. And I am merely ambivalent about jazz.
The Third Way: Israel Can't Solve its Asylum Seeker Issue That Easily
Israeli politicians have announced a deal whereby an East African country, believed by most to be Uganda, will accept its African asylum seekers. But is this even legal?
Economic Nomads in a City of Flows
Guangzhou is a city constantly moving and adapting, orchestrated by flows of cash and people, many from Africa. No label sticks. ‘Chocolate City’ does not exist.
The Last Jews of Ethiopia?
A page has been turned in the history of Jews in Ethiopia. But despite what Israel may think, the page doesn't mark the end of the book, but merely a new, uncertain chapter.
Will Netanyahu Take it out on African Migrants?
Israel's High Court recently repealed a law allowing African asylum seekers to be held for 3 years. But this victory could prove to be a pyrrhic one.
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