Diaspora

Together, Can We Build a Diverse Music Industry?

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Did you know that 92% of the UK music industry is white? Does that matter? Who cares? Does it matter when you consider that it's totally unrepresentative of the music scene's artist's, promoter's, record label's worker's and fan's? It does matter.

Remembering Halabja and Boosting the Kurdish Diaspora

Gary Kent | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Several MPs referred favourably to Ukrainian communities and organisations in their constituencies in a recent Commons debate on Russian actions against Ukraine. Such links with voters, who may be seen as newsworthy locally and electorally important, makes MPs more attentive.

Is Bangladesh Turning Into a Failed State?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The international community - the UN, the EU and the Commonwealth in particular -must play an active role in bringing Hasina's government and the opposition together to hold a free and fair election under international observers.

The Real Remittance Crisis: Skills, Human Expertise and Intellectual Capital Are Critical for Africa's Long-Term Growth

Ade Daramy | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK
Ade Daramy

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is currently working to equip the population of Sierra Leone with key skills that can be used to help mobilise small-scale economic transformation.

Reconnecting With the Past - A British-Bangladeshi Returns to the Land of Her Ancestors

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

It is often said that the descendants of immigrants who hail from unfamiliar cultures are condemned to exist in the hinterlands of society, belonging nowhere, forever in search of a tangible identity to call their own.

A Festival to Highlight the African Diaspora's Contribution to the World

Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK
Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell

They have a saying in Uganda: "A guest sees more in an hour than a host in a year." So spare a thought for us at African Peoples Advocacy (APA). We will be hosting people, not for an hour, but for five hours on 2nd August, and we are excitedly wondering what our guests will make of this experience.

Something Truly New Out of Africa

Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK
Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell

What I find depressingly familiar about the IF campaign is that underlying this movement is the long-standing misrepresentation of underdeveloped countries in general, and Africa in particular, as places full of helpless individuals in need of salvation.

Making Diaspora Remittances Go Further

Gibril Faal | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK
Gibril Faal

Perhaps post-recession, policymakers shall have greater empathy and understanding of the compounded problems faced by developing countries. As for migrants and diasporas, the awful stench of poverty and deprivation continues to occupy their senses as they manage their new lives.

Where Is the Greek Diaspora?

Tony Koutsoumbos | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK
Tony Koutsoumbos

I want to make contact with all the unsung heroes throughout the global diaspora who are already doing their bit; most importantly though, I want to help bring out of the woodwork all the Greeks living in the UK who, like me, fear for their families and the future of their country.

What's Diaspora Got to Do With It?

Dele Meiji Fatunla | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Politics
Dele Meiji Fatunla

It's fast becoming commonplace to say Africa is experiencing a renaissance; many of its countries, once used bywords for hopeless basket cases have made a sharp turn away from skid row onto Prosperity Avenue; their booming economies, growing populations and returning diasporans celebrated.