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How many British African MPs will there be on Friday? By the numbers: A look at the data on African immigration to the U.S. With so much attention focused on United States immigration policy, the Pew Research Center issued an update Tuesday that looks at data about African immigrants and their growing presence in the U.S.

By the numbers: A look at the data on African immigration to the U.S.

Former Africa heads at Carlyle and KKR to set up regional investment firm. Jamaica seeks to open its skies to Kenya airlines in growth plan - Magazines. Jamaica is holding talks with Kenya and South Africa as it seeks to enter into Open Skies agreements with five African countries.

Jamaica seeks to open its skies to Kenya airlines in growth plan - Magazines

Jamaica Transport and Mining minister Mike Henry, who recently signed an Open Sky agreement with Canada, says that the new initiative is aimed at establishing direct flights to Jamaica from these countries. Mr Henry was quoted by Jamaican media saying signing similar agreements with African states will enable travellers from the Asian and African continents to fly directly to the southern parts of the world without an in-transit visa. Experts move against brain drain in Africa. Scientists map genome of African diaspora in the Americas. AURORA, Colo.

Scientists map genome of African diaspora in the Americas

(Oct. 11, 2016) - Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus along with colleagues at Johns Hopkins University and other institutions have conducted the largest ever genome sequencing of populations with African ancestry in the Americas. The scientists, for the first time, have created a massive genetic catalog of the African diaspora in this hemisphere. It offers a unique window into the striking genetic variety of the population while opening the door to new ways of understanding and treating diseases specific to this group. The study was published today in the journal Nature Communications. Restaurant review: African food at the mall? Get your fufu here. West Towne Mall’s food court is about the last place you’d expect to get a good, home-cooked West African meal.

Restaurant review: African food at the mall? Get your fufu here

But there he is, the smiling Mahamadou Tunkara, running Burgers and Ethnic Food B-B-Q single-handedly, near the gelato spot. Early Sept. 11, 2001, Tunkara was working an overnight shift at the Sbarro in the World Trade Center in New York. He said he left at 8 a.m. to go to another job at Burger King (he had a third job at Wendy’s) just before the first plane hit at 8:46 a.m. His cousin was working at the Roy Rogers restaurant in the building that day, he said, but was sent out to get change just before the attacks.

“When he came back, everyone was dead,” Tunkara said. Coffee brews up Oakland-Africa partnership. The youngest son of American legend and baseball great Jackie Robinson, David Robinson, ended up seeking a life far removed from his Connecticut childhood.

Coffee brews up Oakland-Africa partnership

For the past 25 years, Robinson, now 64 years old, has been a coffee farmer in Tanzania. There, he has raised eight of his 10 children and helped organize a cooperative named Sweet Unity Farms. While he returns to the United States regularly as a board member of the Jackie Robinson Foundation and to conduct coffee business, he is now bringing his American and Tanzanian identities full circle. In a new partnership between Sweet Unity Farms and Oakland’s Red Bay Coffee, he hopes to bridge the gap between African coffee farmers and American coffee drinkers. After Generations of Assimilation in Turkey, Afro-Turks are Fighting to Reclaim Their Heritage and Identity. Although this is unknown to many, there are up to 100,000 people of African descent in the nation of Turkey.

After Generations of Assimilation in Turkey, Afro-Turks are Fighting to Reclaim Their Heritage and Identity

A legacy of the Ottoman Empire and of the African slave trade, Afro-Turks, as they are called, have lost their language and have a renewed interest in discovering who they are and from whence they came. As The Global Dispatches reported in 2010, while slavery existed in the Ottoman Empire from the 14th century until the 19th century, enslaved people came from the Balkans and the Caucasus until the late 1800s, with the abolition of “white” slavery in these regions after pressure from the European nations. Before that time, the trading in Black people had been limited, but then, the trading of enslaved Africans to the Ottoman Empire grew, particularly from Kenya and Sudan.

Between 1860 and 1890, around 10,000 enslaved Africans were sent into the Ottoman Empire each year, a total of about 250,000 people, with many freed at some point. Afropreneurs: Essie Bartels Aims to Be West Africa’s Premier Culinary Ambassador with Essiespice Okayafrica. After living on three continents and traveling across 25 countries, there’s one place where Essie Bartels has always felt at home—the kitchen.

Afropreneurs: Essie Bartels Aims to Be West Africa’s Premier Culinary Ambassador with Essiespice Okayafrica.

Growing up, she helped her mother and grandmother with dinner, and developed her own stovetop experiments for her father, who graded her on a scale from 1 to 10. “There were a lot of “9’s” and “10’s,” but every so often I’d get a “5,” which only made me try harder,” she laughs. When she moved to the United States to attend college, she continued cooking for friends who soon encouraged her to think of starting her own business. But with only a little bit of capital, she wondered what to do. “I didn’t see myself having a restaurant, but I did see a gap in the market for spices and other condiments,” she says.

Essiespice, her eponymous spices and sauces brand, launched in 2013 following two years of researching and refining recipes. In two years, demand for Essiespice has doubled as big-box grocery stores like Whole Foods and Shoprite take notice. Growth in African remittances expected to slow. DR Congo is one of many countries across Africa housing a large proportion of migrants in the continent.

Growth in African remittances expected to slow

(Image source: DBlomgren/wikimedia commons) Countries with a large population of migrants could harness the potential of remittances to develop their financial sector and spur investment and growth. Several African countries are tapping into the pool of remittances’ funds by issuing bonds for investments in their homelands. Money raised through diaspora issues could be used to finance projects of interest to overseas migrants, such as housing, schools, hospitals and infrastructure.

According to the African Development Bank, Africa could potentially raise US$17bn/year by using future remittances as collateral. Africans Not in the Majority of Migrants Trying to Reach Europe Says ECA Executive Secretary. Kigali — Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Mr.

Africans Not in the Majority of Migrants Trying to Reach Europe Says ECA Executive Secretary

Carlos Lopes, on Tuesday sought to dispel the common misconception that most migrants trying to reach Europe after crossing the murky waters of the Mediterranean Sea were African. In his speech to the 27th Ordinary Session of the African Union Executive Council, Mr. Lopes said the perception was far from the truth, adding in fact most Africans who migrate did so to other African countries. "The continent has the highest intra-continent migration levels in the entire world," he said. This Nigerian Animator Is Bringing Diversity To Kid's Cartoons In Brazil. Why #BlackLivesMatter is important for Africa - Ventures Africa. Senegal has joined the list of countries that have conducted protests in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in America.

Why #BlackLivesMatter is important for Africa - Ventures Africa

This march was put together after the unwarranted killing of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police officers in the US, last week. Protesters in the capital city of Senegal, Dakar, believe that the BLM movement should resonate with Africans and that there are definitive lessons to be taken away from it. Ghanaian Company Invests $9M in Failing Black Chicago Bank, Urges Africans and African-Americans to Help One Another. La transformation miraculeuse d’Haïti pourrait bénéficier à l’Afrique du Sud. Laurent Salvador Lamothe, ancien Premier Ministre d’Haïti, dispose d’un dynamisme incomparable et croit fermement que « quand on veut, on peut ».

Diaspora africaine. La sixième région d’Afrique - Pouvoirs d'Afrique. Africa-born US Residents Embrace Politics to Bring About Change. Africans are one of the fastest-growing immigrant groups in America, and many are turning to politics as they navigate the complexities of a new society. African immigrants represent a small share of the U.S. population, but their numbers have been doubling every decade since 1970.

In 2013, there were 1.8 million African immigrants living in the U.S., a huge increase from 80,000 in 1970, according to a 2015 Pew Research Center survey. The African migrants giving up on the Chinese dream. At the foot of an unremarkable tunnel, peeling off the busy Little North Road, in Guangzhou, stands a place that just two years ago was totally unlike the rest of China. Angolan women carried bin bags of shopping on their heads, Somali men in long robes peddled currency exchange, Uygur restaurateurs slaughtered lamb on the street, Congolese merchants ordered wholesale underwear from Chinese-run shops, Nigerian men hit the Africa Bar for a Tsingtao and plate of jollof rice.

Dengfeng -- a previously quiet urban village, or chengzhongcun, in central Guangzhou -- had been electrified by migration, both from internal Chinese migrants and those from Africa. Today, that dream is fading -- if not finished. Over the past 18 months, although concrete numbers are hard to come by, hundreds -- perhaps even thousands -- of Africans are believed by locals and researchers to have exited Guangzhou. A promised land? How can Africans on the continent and in the diaspora find common ground and collaborate? World Cup 2010 opening ceremony. Image: BBC First of all, one has to account for the fact that people of African descent in the diaspora are not even unified around what to call themselves.

Names and verbal identifiers have power, something that virtually every African society recognizes, understands, and takes pains to execute with meaning and honor. This is what becoming a member of the African Union could mean for Haiti. Haiti will officially become a member of the African Union at the next African Union (AU) Summit which will take place in Lilongwe, Malawi, in June this year. Although this decision is novel for a diaspora country, Haiti has some undeniable shared links with Africa. Haiti is the first ‘out of Africa’ country to join the African Union, but is it really? Haiti is famous throughout the African diaspora for a number of reasons other than the fact that it is predominantly inhabited by black people.

The first that calls out to most African states is its significant population of slave descendants. Africa: Experts Weigh-in On Gains of Migration for Africa. By Kamal Tayo Oropo The reality is that short of actively encouraging migration, African countries are most unlikely to wholeheartedly discourage nationals from seeking greener pastures elsewhere Despite the gory images of migrants crossing the Mediterranean into Europe, Africa receives at least 62 billion dollars worth of Diaspora remittances annually.

African academic diaspora fellows initiative expands. Africans are among the most mobile people on earth. Africa: Rita Bosaho - Spain's First Black Lawmaker. When Spain's new left-wing political party, Podemos, began searching for diverse, accomplished people willing to go into politics, Rita Bosaho - born in Equatorial Guinea - signed up. As Senegal hosts key meeting, Africa’s brain drain numbers show Rwanda, Zambia, Ethiopia holding on to their best talents. The Economist. African Diaspora Investment Symposium (ADIS) on Livestream.

African graduates flood Germany′s job market. UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent Visit. Money Sent By African Diasporans To Home Countries Help Pay For Education And Life Necessities. The holidays are a time when Africans living abroad often spread good cheer and gifts by sending money home to their loved ones on the continent. Quenching the world's thirst. 'Entrepreneurship is in our blood' More than 23,000 lecturers leave Africa annually - Don. Prof. Africans highest achievers in US universities.wmv. Born in the USA but choosing Ghana. Africa: Millions of Graduates Quit Sub-Saharan Africa - Ugandan entrepreneur launches on-demand freelancing service in US. Online recruitment platform WorkinAfrica launched. Les femmes africaines de la diaspora reines de l'entrepreneuriat ! Africa: Continent Contends With Shortage of Engineers -

Brain drain in Africa. A profile of Sub-Saharan African students in America. 50 Cent posts video of house in Africa amid bankruptcy. Comment attirer les talents vers les pays de l’Afrique subsaharienne. Brain drain in Africa. Welcome to Forbes. MobileMoneyAfrica To Host Remittance Africa 2015 Conference in Lagos. SAPVoice: Africa's Booming Economy Creates Massive Skills Gap - Forbes.

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Africa's Self-Made Millionaires Driving Up Property Prices In London. Petition Petition on the Expedition of the Free Movement of People in Africa. Why Africa needs a free flow of talent. Africa’s Prospects Rise With Tide of Returning Professionals - Frontier Markets News - Emerging & Growth Markets. Ebola takes economic toll on West Africans in Chicago. Immigration : dans quels pays de l'Union européenne sont naturalisés les Africains.

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