Scores of people attempting to attain a Canadian visa are in limbo as the Canadian visa application center’s system in Ethiopia, operated by VFS Global in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Ethiopia, has stopped working for over a week compromising their chances of getting a visa.
Despite making the issues of migrants and refugees drive a political wedge and divide in the United States by President Donald Trump; a slew of candidates with refugee backgrounds from East Africa region have won seats across the nation in the just concluded mid-term elections.
Akon – the self-described “pan-Africanist” pop star is in Ethiopia until Tuesday. In what is expected to be a jam-packed schedule, including a visit to the ancestral town of his Ethiopian fashion designer wife, Rozina Nigussie in Gondar, Amhara Regional State and commemorate the Victory of Adwa.
Calling it “an innovative method of awareness raising”, the UNHCR is teaming up with local artistes via a music video on a campaign it calls, Dangerous Crossings Campaign. This is to be a strategy to help curb the flow of migrants that are destined to Europe and the Gulf States via war-torn Yemen.
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