Daily Archives: Monday, October 19, 2015

Tier 1 Exceptional Tech Talent Visas

United Kingdom Immigration Law Blog

During colonial times, British bayonets and bullets butchered entire populations. The British were notorious for blowing people to bits at the cannon’s mouth. But now British battalions are chicken to pull the trigger in the battlefield against baddies such as the Taliban. So they want a British Bill of Rights to solve the problem. Ministers want to be able to detain people such as Serdar Mohammed – accused of being a bomb-maker – indefinitely in some Afghan hellhole but since the courts said otherwise, the government now wants to derogate from the “ludicrous” European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) so that the British war machine can confidently enter war zones with a “licence to kill”. Because it has cost the government £150 million to defend thousands of judicial reviews and compensation claims arising out of British misconduct in Iraq and Afghanistan, action is being taken to discipline lawyers making bogus…

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Migreat Event: French speaking, African and British: Francophone perspectives on Migration

French speaking, African and British: Francophone perspectives on Migration

Migreat invites you to a panel discussion and workshop on the cultural integration of Francophone African communities in London and the UK. The event will be held on Saturday November 28th, 2015 at Migreat’s premises at 18 East Tenter Street, Aldgate, London.

Booking and Full Details:  www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/french-speaking-african-and-british-francophone-perspectives-on-migration-tickets-19116412705

Join us at Migreat Africans as we discuss, celebrate and share migrant stories and perspectives from London’s diverse Francophone community. Many Londoners are unaware of the growing African communities from Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Congo, Gabon and other French speaking nations.  Furthermore, with quite a few French speaking Africans from Anglophone countries added to the equation – this looks set to be an interesting day.

A) Are French speaking African countries and communities under-represented within British Media?

(Many will say it is no ‘wrong assumption’ that Francophone countries and communities are barely known within Britain. Is it due to the UK’s colonial past and preference of commonwealth African states, the common ‘hard to reach communities’ tags or other reasons?)

  • Jean Pierre – Journalist and Media professional at Chez Okabol
  • Rene Bissohong – Journalist and Filmaker, Vox Africa Media
  • Michael Otadende – Founder of Young, Professional and Congolese Society

B) Migration Stories: Does speaking a new language change our attitudes towards integration, identity and belonging?

(Modern migrants need not lose contact with their old homes; they can keep old ties refreshed; and families can span the globe. Children are schooled for periods abroad and migrants live across multiple worlds – what role does language play in this process?)

  • Helene Suana – Francophone Project Coordinater, Founder of Children of Congo Foundation
  • Khadim Samb, Co-Founder of Senegalese restaurant and music bar, Little Boabab
  • Zita Wilks, Eco-Tourism and Global Marketing Specialist, Gabonese Community in the UK

Event Outline:

Introduction: Registration and Welcome

Panel A: Talk and Discussion

Short Film Screening from Africa Probe: French Africans and Diaspora Life in Britain and France

Panel B: Talk and Discussion

Lunch, Refreshments and Drinks

Workshop: Thinking Drums Exercise

Networking and Close

Visit: Migreat Africans

Follow us on Twitter: @MigreatAf

‘Like’ us on Facebook: Africans Abroad

UNHCR head thanks Greece, frontline islands, for improved response to continuing arrivals

Daily News and Updates on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies 10/19/2015

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Daily News and Updates from ReliefWeb 10/19/2015

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