By Olumuyiwa Olowogboyega | TechCabal
Today’s Digital Nomad, *Vincent tests the idea of how far people are willing to go and sheds light on the city of Kabul, Afghanistan. It’s not a city you’ll find tourists falling over themselves to visit. But Vincent is no tourist. He has lived and worked in Afghanistan since 2016. When we find time to speak on a Zoom call, my first question is something you can guess. How does one decide to up and go to Afghanistan?
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By Ahval News
Blacks in Turkey do not experience racism, one of the country’s leading newspapers, Hürriyet, reported amid protests that began in the U.S. and spread parts of the world over the police killing of African American George Floyd.
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By Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban | Africa News
It started with a post on Twitter by a journalist, Richard Barrow. He tweeted some Nigerians had been trapped at a Thai airport. Unable to enter the country or to return home. He posted the episode on May 17.
It read in part: “Apparently there are some Nigerians who have been trapped at Suvarnabhumi airport for the last two months just like in the movie The Terminal. They cannot enter Thailand and they cannot go home.
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By Kerushun Pillay | News24
A young South African woman is living her worst nightmare while being stuck in a foreign country without money, a permanent place to live, and no hope of repatriation. Lauren Kroutz, 20, is one of a group of five South Africans who are stranded in Lima, Peru, after they were transported by the local embassy from other parts of the country to the city where they were told they would charter a flight back home.
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By STEPHANIE WANGARI | Daily Nation
On Friday, April 10, a section of Kenyans were angered after a video emerged showing their counterparts in China were spending nights on the streets. Kenyans took to social media to heavily criticize the government for inaction as fellow citizens were being mistreated in the Asian nation.
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By DIANA MWANGO | Business Daily
At 10pm on a Friday, DeejayAisher, a stage name for Philly Ojallah, hangs headphones around her neck, her fingers tuning buttons and knobs on her turntable. She dances a bit and introduces herself to her audience just as she does in nightclubs. Only that she is streaming the disco music live from her living room in Berlin, Germany to thousands of people watching from around the world.
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By Xinhua | Global Times
George Obara’s fascination with Chinese culture dates back three decades ago when he studied computer engineering in the Asian country at a time when it was a rare honor to pursue education in a foreign land.
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By Yolisa Tswanya | IOL
South Africans stranded in Myanmar have banded together as there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel for them to return home. The Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) has been working to bring home many South Africans stuck in foreign countries, but due to borders being closed some in Myanmar are yet to be assisted.
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April Zhu | NYR Daily
In this pandemic, we have quickly become acquainted with a new form of witnessing, one that is both more collective and more remote than ever. From our various isolated “indoors,” blue LED screens have formed small portals into violence, beauty, tragedy, and nonsense. More than ever, we exist “in the discourse.”
Continue reading “A Lost ‘Little Africa’: How China, Too, Blames Foreigners for the Virus”
By Francis Onabis
I woke up this morning, with shocking news. In Verona Italy 100 out of 140 immigrants tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus. The story is the same in Milan and other cities around Italy. This occurrence begs for the question, is it possible God made African so bad that we just can’t figure out what is right or wrong. Obey simple orders; most importantly we don’t want to help ourselves.
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