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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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COVID-19 and the reopening of learning institutions

This episode on COVID-19 addresses the reopening of learning institutions. Our guests are college Lecturer Juliana Ojinnaka, parent and autism advocate Melissa Simmonds and Hallam University Student Union President, Andrew Adegbola. They are hosted by Baillor Jalloh and Tchiyiwe Chihana

Susan Hird, Consultant in Public Health, Sheffield on COVID-19 measures

We speak to Susan Hird (Consultant in Public Health) from the Sheffield Director of Public Health’s office. She gives us insight into the work that the Directorate has undertaken since March how different demographics have been impacted in the city. We also discuss the prevention and management of COVID-19 strategy that has been implement by …

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Sisters Not Strangers coalition on the impact of COVID-19 on refugee & asylum-seeking women

The report “Hear Us: the experiences of refugee and asylum-seeking women during the pandemic’ surveyed around 115 women from England and Wales on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic was having on women seeking asylum, refused asylum and those with leave to remain. Sisters Not Strangers coalition members from DEWA Project ( Ibtisam Alfarah, Sheffield), WAST …

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