(GIN)—Athletes from some of the most dangerous countries in the world will be competing with world-class swimmers, runners and equestrians at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, now underway. The team no sooner arrived when a letter sent by Pope Francis was delivered. “I extend my greetings and wish you success at the Olympic […]
(GIN)—Two members of the conservative party of Chancellor Angela Merkel were linked to a spate of verbal racist attacks against an African priest who ministered to refugees fleeing oppressive African regimes. The two resigned their posts but it didn’t end there for the Catholic priest of Congolese origin. Father Ndjimbi-Tshiende stepped down this week after […]
(GIN)—As the U.S. marks “National Migration Week” from Jan 3 to Jan 9, another record for migration endurance was set this week with the walk to freedom by Abdul Rahman Haroun of Sudan. Haroun, 40, was reported to have walked almost the entire length of the 31-mile Channel tunnel from France to the UK where […]
By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Every day when we watch or listen to the news, we hear stories about the refugee crisis. The flashpoint for this crisis at this moment is Europe and the refugees, largely from Syria and Iraq. It is particularly noteworthy to observe the manner in which right-wing populists have played […]
(GIN)–Solidarity between South Africa and Zimbabwe seems frayed if not torn as deportations are threatened for thousands of Zimbabwean nationals eking out a living in the more prosperous country to the south. Officials say more than 200,000 Zimbabweans have applied for documents to allow them to remain in South Africa. The deadline expired on Dec. […]
The U.S. isn’t the only place infected with the virus of racism. Racists come in all sizes and colors and in many places. Anti-Syrian hostility in Lebanon spawns social media backlash By Faisal Irshaid BBC Monitoring Lebanese activist: “If my country can’t be self-sufficient, the fault lies with the authorities. It shouldn’t blame its failures […]
The U.N. is appealing to countries not to deport Somali refugees as the situation in southern and central Somalia is still unsafe.
“Freedom to Dream: the Hopes and Realities of Burmese Refugees” YWCA Northeast Indiana will begin the 2014 Diversity Dialogue season with an exploration into the life and experiences of the Burmese refugees living in our community. Faustina Adat and Eva Cung, YWCA staff members and Burmese refugees themselves, will introduce attendees to their language and […]