China’s ‘Little Africa’ shrinks 70% as coronavirus leaves its mark

By TAKASHI KAWAKAMI | Nikkei Asia Review

GUANGZHOU — In a district called “Little Africa” here in the capital of Guangdong Province, north of Hong Kong, more than 10,000 Africans reside in what is China’s largest African community. Or at least they used to. These days the enclave appears mostly deserted. About 70% of its residents left months ago to escape what was then an epidemic that one country seemed to be battling on its own.

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Chidubem Obi: Nigerian is Best Graduating medical student In Russian University

Posted by Thandiubani  |  tori.ng

A brilliant Nigerian man has made history in Russia by becoming best graduating student at Sechenov University. Dr. Chidubem Obi Gerald Dr. Chidubem Obi Gerald has been named the best graduating student in the faculty of Medicine in I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University) Russia. 

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Do Black lives matter to Southasians?

An account of Black-Southasian relations in modern history. DINYAR PATEL | Indian Express Do Black lives matter to Southasians? Depressingly, the answer can seem like a resounding ‘no’. African residents have faced horrific racism in India: in early 2017, African diplomats accredited to India issued a press release condemning attacks against African students as “xenophobic and racial in nature”. Many Southasians blindly subscribe to some of the … Continue reading Do Black lives matter to Southasians?

Ndumiso Chili | South African Teacher in China Wins Best Teacher Award at His School

By Jenni Baxter | SAPeople

A South African teacher in China is being awarded for his awesome teaching methods that have resulted in his class performing brilliantly. Ndumiso Chili has such a positive attitude to life that he’s gathered over 2,600 followers on Twitter as he tweets pictures of his graduation, his gratitude, and his dedication to staying fit and being the best international English teacher ever.

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Black Lives Matter has compelled me to finally face the voice inside me, the one that says ‘refugees can’t complain’

By Emmanuela Roi | ABC News

As the Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum, people have come together and the crowds have grown louder, carrying the voices of new allies. But some of us are rendered voiceless by this “opportunity” to finally speak. Sometimes silence feels like the only semblance of control we have.

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Ikenna Nweke | Japan-based PhD student shows there are honest Nigerians

Ikenna Nweke, a Nigerian PhD Student at the University of Tsukuba in Japan has demonstrated that there are honest Nigerians the world can trust. Nweke has been the toast of Nigerians and the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission after he returned to the owner, a purse containing money and other valuables, which he stumbled upon.

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Digital Nomads: A Nigerian CIO in Afghanistan, the country with two Presidents

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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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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