Diaspora remittances support men and women trying to make a living.
African states may have an alternative funding source they could harness during times of crisis: diaspora investment.
WeChat is an all-in-one social media platform that combines services such as those offered by WhatsApp, Facebook, Uber and Apple Pay.
Chinese-language social media in Australia are increasingly a focus for local political parties.
Candles, lit by activists, protesting the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, are placed outside Saudi Arabia’s consulate, in Istanbul.
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Will it embolden or neuter the Arab world's autocratic regimes?
Instead of keeping migrants out, countries should consider the economic benefits of letting them in.
Many scholars argue that attracting migrants is essential to economic competitiveness in a globalising world.
England narrowly beat Tonga to reach the rugby league world cup final.
The rugby league world cup final on December 2 is between traditional heavyweights Australia and England. But the real story is the rise of diaspora national sides like Tonga, Fiji and Lebanon.
For women studying and working in Eurocentric institutions, wearing natural hair can be a symbol of resistance.
Natural hair has become a political rallying point for women across the African diaspora. For these women, wearing natural hair is way to resist Eurocentric norms and "post-racial" political thought.
It appears a significant proportion of Australia’s Chinese community feel the Australian media cover China within a narrow framework.
Anti-Chinese hostility, channelled and fanned by the mainstream media, may fuel negative sentiments toward Australia on the part of Chinese migrants.
Humanitarian crises across the globe are often in unreachable and volatile places.
Getting assistance to populations in need demands new ways of doing development that are smarter, faster and more efficient.
Its critics complain that current Afrodiasporic literature is not in tune with everyday life on the continent. They see its versions of Africa as sanitised and Westernised.
The film's exploration of a young Irish woman's emigration to 1950s New York digs beneath nostalgic stereotype.
Protesters in Paris speak out against attacks on the PKK.
Tensions between the two groups have hit breaking point in Turkey -- but both have large diaspora communities.
What is the position of the “average Greek” in the coming referendum?
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The Greeks are being asked to vote on whether they want further austerity measures. But the impact of the crisis is also being felt on Greek-Australian diaspora.
Diaspora academics get used to working in resource rich environments with everything they need. How can Africa compete?
There is more to drawing diaspora academics back to their home countries in Africa than striking up individual relationships. Infrastructure must be fixed and institutional management must improve.
Africa has produced some incredible academics who are based elsewhere but want to contribute to their home continent.
There is a powerful African- born diaspora in North America and its members have much to offer their home continent. How should this relationship be crafted?
The war at home: a rally in Moscow for the people of Crimea.
The incursion into Ukraine by Russian forces, ostensibly in the name of “protecting” the Russian population of Crimea from harassment and violence at the hands of ethnic Ukrainians, is a classic case of…
I don’t want to be a care worker when I grow up.
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Zimbabwean migrants to Britain are often referred to by those at home as being the BBC – British bottom cleaners – fit only for the most menial roles in the former colonial “mother country”. But our research…
Australia sends more foreign fighters to Syria than any other western nation - including suspected suicide bomber ‘Abu Asma al-Australi’. What problems does this pose?
A married Queenslander using the nom de guerre “Abu Asma al-Australi” featured as a suicide bomber in a promotional video released by the Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate Jahbat al-Nusra earlier this month. He…
Chanukah lights on Bondi Beach.
Australia is home to a many diasporas: communities of migrants and their descendants who maintain a spiritual or material connection to their mythical or physical homelands, be it their place of birth…