Month: July 2021

UMIX hosts first Sheffield Eid Festival since COVID

On Saturday 24th July, more than 1000 people including men, women and children were at the Umix Centre on Asline Rd, Lowfield to celebrate the first Eid Festival since lockdown restrictions were eased. There were dozens of stalls, music, food and bouncy castles for the children to enjoy themselves. Baillor Jalloh and Tchiyiwe Chihana spoke …

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Diaspora investment into Africa’s tourism sector – the case of Zambia

Diaspora communities are increasingly encouraged to invest in to the tourism sector of their home countries. We delve into the details of the tourism landscape on the continent with a specific look at Zambia where a coalition of UK organisations including Zambians Together, the Zambian High Commission to the UK and Ireland, Zambia Business Club …

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Sierra Leone Celebrates 60 Years of Independence

As Sierra Leone clocked 60 years of independence, African Voices Platform’s Baillor Jalloh was on the ground and spoke to various people in the capital Freetown. We ask, what six decades of independence (freedom) meant to them and the future for the country.

Migrants and Calais: The Longer Story, The Bigger Picture

Press and media have focused on “Calais” as a buzz word for coverage of the plight of migrants / refugees in France. How does this link to activities outside of France and the interventions of state and non-state actors? Dr. Sophie Watt, Dr. Amanda Crawley-Jackson and Elisa Larvego join Tchiyiwe Chihana and African Voices Platform …

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