Trapped in Thai airport: social media ‘rescues’ three Nigerians

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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Group of South Africans stranded in Peru with no chance of repatriation in sight

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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Kenyan DJs in diaspora keep the party going amid Covid 19 curfews

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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Fresh hope for stranded South Africans in Myanmar

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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A Lost ‘Little Africa’: How China, Too, Blames Foreigners for the Virus

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.”

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COVID-19: African Immigrants and Matters Arising

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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Africans In China: Social Media Posts Verses Reality

By: Boakai Karllon Wilson | FrontPage Africa

China is a peaceful place where all laws abiding foreigners are treated equally irrespective of race. Regarding the recent allegation that Africans including Liberians are being mistreated, I will like to take this time to relief stress from our family members and friends back home of the scaring information that is flying all on social media regarding the maltreatment of foreigners especially black people in china.

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