Mass Migration Deaths Caused by Imperialist Foreign Policy

There was yet another gruesome discovery of more than 70 dead migrants in Austria, on a highway between Budapest and Vienna where thousands are seeking refuge. These deaths compounded approximately 100 others who died after their vessel capsized en route to Europe. Inside the truck in Austria people had apparently suffocated while being illegally transported…

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The Displaced: a Performance Installation by Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey

Stories of migration are rooted deep in our traditional and political histories. Many aspects of our different cultures intertwine at a point. This makes it clearly evident that there was an interaction/relationship between different ethnic groups and countries through migration and trade. In as much as there are documentations of colonial migrations, there are many…

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Kenya Must Respect the Human Rights of Somali Refugees

In the wake of the Garissa University College shootings that left nearly 150 people dead, the Kenyan government has threatened to close the world’s largest refugee camp. In response, US Secretary of State John Kerry promised an extra $45m to the United Nations to cope with their refugee crisis, presenting an opportunity for Kenya to support…

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Tanzania Camp Overstretched by Burundi Refugee Influx

Kigoma, Tanzania – Tanzanian authorities say the camp hosting refugees who fled unrest in neighbouring Burundi is full and will have to be expanded. Isaac Nantanga, spokesperson for the Ministry of Home Affairs, told Al Jazeera the Nyarugusu camp, located close to the town of Kisulu, could not accommodate the number of new arrivals in…

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Somaliland: Risking Torture for a Better Life Abroad

Hargeisa, Somaliland – Outside his two bedroom house made of tin in the heart of Hargeisa, capital of the breakaway Somaliland region, Kosar Dhool cuts an exhausted figure burdened with events far heavier than his slim frame can bear. The father of five has been receiving phone calls from his son, Hamza, who has been captured…

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Deadly Disinformation

The tragic death of hundreds of refugees in the Mediterranean Sea has once again brought to light the deadly hypocrisy of Western leaders and their mainstream press. Omissions and distortions are disconnecting the catastrophic event from its roots, preventing the real culprits from being publicly exposed. Were the victims Libyan “migrants seeking a better life…

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