Tag: African diaspora in America

Toronto-based Mastercard Foundation to spend $1.3B to vaccinate Africans for COVID

By GERALD IMRAY and HALELUYA HADERO | The Associated Press

One of the world’s largest foundations will spend $1.3 billion over the next three years to acquire and deliver COVID-19 vaccines for more than 50 million people in Africa. It’s a first-of-its-kind effort for a Western nonprofit to bolster Africa’s lagging vaccination campaign amid widespread fears of a third wave of infections on the continent.

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Groups says it opposes dual citizenship in Liberia

by Concerned Liberians Against Dual Citizenship | The Patriotic Vanguard

Dual citizenship for Liberians born in the Diaspora is a serious issue and it is one of the propositions of the referendum in the upcoming midterm senatorial election on December 8, 2020, in Liberia. President George Weah, other officials of the government, and other individuals support dual citizenship. We are against dual citizenship, and these are our reasons.

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Moroccan Diaspora in US, Belgium Defend Morocco’s Territorial Integrity

 By Morgan Hekking | Morocco World News

Members of the Moroccan diaspora held peaceful protests in defense of Morocco’s territorial integrity over the weekend in the US and Liege, Belgium. Moroccans in Orlando, Florida organized a demonstration on Sunday to express their support for Morocco’s action to secure the Guerguerat border crossing and all measures Rabat has taken to defend the country’s territorial integrity and unity. 

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Kenya | Kisii Rides on Its Sons and Daughters in the Diaspora

By Ruth Mbula | Nation

They say that east or west, home is best. This old adage is best exemplified in Kisii County, at least when it comes to people working in foreign countries pushing up development in their native communities. When President Uhuru Kenyatta toured Kisii in October, he observed that members of the Abagusii community are industrious and innovative.

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Why are Nigerians leaving Nigeria? Has the The Nigerian Dream died?

BY NJIDEKA AGBO | The Guardian

In 1974, the federal Commissioner for Economic Development and Reconstruction of Nigeria, Prof. Adebayo Adedeji and his delegation embarked on a three‐week tour to US cities including New York, Washington, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. His mission was simple: to convince Nigerians to return to their country to aid in economic development.

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Movemeback | Want to come home? This startup is helping diasporans return to the African continent

By Kay Ugwuede | TechCabal

Two years ago, according to a Pew Research Center study, about 45% of Nigerians had plans to leave the country within the next five years, more people than in all other surveyed countries. Many cited the grim economic and political future of the country. Some cited security concerns. If this survey were to be conducted at this time, with the events of October in sharp focus, perhaps this number will double. 

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What makes Nigerians in diaspora so successful

By Ima Jackson-Obot | Financial Times

Anthony Joshua, world heavyweight boxing champion; John Boyega, Hollywood actor; Pearlena Igbokwe, Universal Studios group chair and Maggie Aderin-Pocock, space scientist. These are just a few names in a long list of Nigerians in diaspora who have achieved success on an international scale in a wide range of fields.

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A look at Biden-Harris ‘Agenda for African Diaspora’

By Gerren Keith Gaynor | TheGrio

A few days before the November 3rd election, the campaign for then President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris released an agenda to support the African diaspora. The comprehensive plan aims to address the inequities and bolster the socio-economic conditions for citizens and immigrants of African descent living in the United States.

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Why everyone from Cardi B to Kanye West is speaking out against police brutality in Nigeria

By Kara Weisenstein | MIC

Protests against police brutality in Nigeria have gotten a big visibility boost from some famous faces in recent days, including Burna Boy, WizKid, John Boyega, Chance the Rapper, and Cardi B. They’re throwing their weight behind a movement that spilled from social media into the streets last week, as young Nigerians demand sweeping reform to corrupt law enforcement practices. While the government seemed to acquiesce over the weekend, protesters weren’t satisfied, and promised to keep applying pressure until real change was achieved.

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African countries are having to come to terms with a growing diaspora’s dual citizenship

By Amindeh Blaise Atabong | QUARTZ

Earlier this year, Jawar Mohammed, the prominent political activist and media entrepreneur, who had returned home to Ethiopia from the US, looked set to challenge his former ally, prime minister Abiy Ahmed, in the country’s election. But there was immediately uncertainty created over Jawar’s eligibility simply because he had been a US citizen. Ethiopian law does not allow dual nationality and even though he written letters saying he’s renounced his US citizenship that uncertainty remains.

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