Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Gulf states' riches have been built on oil, credit and exploited migrant labour. Increasingly, these workers are African.
Thanks to China's confused visa system, many African traders, in particular Nigerians, are turning from successful businesspeople to illegal immigrants overnight.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.

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