Tag: Congolese in America

Congolese among New Americans who praise Trump at Nashua event

By Andrew Sylvia | Manchester Ink Link

NASHUA, N.H. – Donald Trump is well known for his policies aimed at limiting immigration. But in spite of this, he still has a  group of supporters who have migrated to this country who gathered in Nashua last week for an event highlighting the Trump campaign’s diversity.

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3 brothers from Congo hope to bring Butler Soccer a region title

By Tyler Greever | whas11

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Butler boys soccer head coach Mario Carrillo estimates he’s coached players from about 15 different countries. The Air Force veteran said his current Bears roster, which is chasing a fourth region title in five years, is made up of about 85% of players with international backgrounds. And they all share a common thread.

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Cameroonian asylum seekers fear deportation means death – Los Angeles Times

By KATE MORRISSEY | The Los Angeles Times

Asylum seekers from Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo are raising the alarm that U.S. immigration officials plan to deport them on a chartered flight as soon as Tuesday morning to countries where they believe they will be immediately arrested and killed.

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Stories of Welcome: Congolese refugees are embraced by their new community in Boise, Idaho

By International Rescue Committee

Jacqueline Uwumeremyi fled from the Democratic Republic of Congo to South Africa because of violence. After facing constant xenophobia because of her refugee status, she and her five children were finally resettled in Boise, Idaho, in 2018.

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Mwadi Mabika | How the Olympics changed the life of Congolese legend

By FIBA.

 NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo already knew who Mwadi Mabika was from his regular trips to their native Democratic Republic of Congo, but what the then Atlanta Hawks star didn’t know was how great she would become down the line. And although Mabika achieved huge success with the Los Angeles Sparks, fate dictated that the city of Atlanta would play a significant part in the two-time WNBA champion’s life.

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Nespresso reinvigorates Congolese coffee economy with new organic offering

 by Benjamin Ferrer | Food Ingredients First

Nespresso’s first organic coffee within its philanthropic Reviving Origins range has hit the US market. Kahawa ya Congo is sourced from rain-rich volcanic soils along the shore of Lake Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The coffee giant aims to provide improved access to clean water and health services to growers of the crop, while also helping guide farmers through sustainable practices.

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Serge Ibaka demands respect for Black lives around the world

Serge Ibaka is a power forward for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He was born in Congo Brazaville and is a member of the NBA winning Toronto Raptors team of 2019. In this article he talks on his views on the treatment of immigrants and the Black Lives Matter Movement.

By Aaron Rose | Sports Illustrated

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In support of “Heart of Africa”

 BY DAN PETERSON | Patheos

I was heartbroken at what happened to the Latter-day Saint film Heart of Africa upon its debut on 13 March 2020.  That was the very day — Friday the thirteenth, no less — on which BYU classes were canceled for the first time because of the surging coronavirus pandemic.  (I remember the date very well, obviously, because it affected me directly and personally.) 

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To the Kids Back Home in Congo

BY JONATHAN KUMINGA | The Player Tribune

To All the Kids Back Home in Congo,

Even though I’ve been in the States for five years, Congo is never far from my mind and it’s always in my heart. It’s actually really difficult for me to put my feelings about home into words. But I did have to study my butt off for years to get my English on point, so I’m at least gonna try.

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From Angola to America: Ana’s Journey From Nothing to Nowhere

By Pedro Cardoso | Elephant

On 18 April, for fear of creating hotbeds of COVID 19 contagion, a Mexico City judge ordered the release of migrants from sixty-five overcrowded immigration centres in the country. By the end of that month, with both the northern and southern border lines under lockdown, the Mexican National Migration Institute (INM) estimated that over twenty thousand migrants were now stranded around border lines; under the lockdown, even appointments to identify refugees are suspended. Among those now either living in makeshift camps or left to their own devices in the country are an estimated four thousand Africans.

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