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Inter Press Service | News and Views from the Global South

Inter Press Service | News and Views from the Global South

Global Migration Compact May Help Combat the Myth that Migrants are Liabilities
Kingsley Ighobor
In August 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May visited countries in Africa, sparking hope of increased foreign direct investments (FDI) in the continent. Mr. Macron was in Nigeria, Ms. Merkel visited Ghana, Nigeria and ... MORE > >

From Irregular Migrant to Graduate Lawyer: One Woman's Journey to Success
Mikaila Issa
Masters of Laws student Khoudia Ndiaye will graduate from Senegal’s University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) next year. The 24-year-old, who specialised in notarial law and dreams of becoming a notary, wants to bring justice closer to local communities like those in her local district of Hann Bel-Air, in ... MORE > >

“No One Listened to Us!” The Ixiles of Guatemala
Jan Lundius
According to the Mexican Interior Ministry more than 7,000 Central American migrants have during the last month arrived at the US-Mexico border. Despite warnings by officials that they will face arrests, prosecution and deportation if they enter US territory, migrants state they intend to do so ... MORE > >

Not Just the Big Guys Are Against the Compact
Souleymane Brah Oumarou
A few hours after the adoption of the United Nation’s Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Marrakech, a consortium of Moroccan human rights organisations—La Vie Campesina—held a sit in protest in front of Marrakech’s Grand Post Office. In the statement issued on December 11, the ... MORE > >

Q&A: Conflict in Africa makes Migration Compact Useless
Danielle Engolo
The recently adopted Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration continues to generate enormous debate as to its pros and cons. Evans Tekenge Manuika, head of Association des Travailleurs Immigrés au Maroc, who spoke to IPS at the conference, warned that the Compact will remain a dead ... MORE > >

GCM Adoption: An Approval for Change or Business as Usual?
Chahreddine Berriah
The Global Compact on Migration is now official. But what next? To get a better idea, IPS spoke to journalists and representatives of civil society attending the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) conference to find out their views on what it might achieve when to comes to ... MORE > >

Q&A: How Will the Global Compact for Migration Aid the Work of Civil Society
Steven Nsamaza
Claudia Interiano from Fundación para la Justicia y el Estado Democratico de Derecho, a Latin American organisation that works to access justice for persons killed or missing during transit through Mexico to the United States, spoke to IPS about the foreseeable future of migration in a world after ... MORE > >

Q&A: The Global Compact that Respects Human Rights During all Stages of Migration
Youssef Lakhder
Amid the hustle and bustle of the two-day Global Compact for Migration, IPS spoke to Younous Arbaoui, advocacy and coordination officer at the National Migrant Protection Platform (PNPM), about the importance of the GCM in tackling the migration challenge that the world faces. Inter Press ... MORE > >

Radio Migration - the Station with a Different Message about Migration
Moez Jemai
The topic of migration has been beaming across the airwaves of Marrakech, Morocco, to bring light to the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration conference (GCM) and all its myriad components. Organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ... MORE > >

“No to the pact of Marrakech!”
Houda Hasswane
At the same time more than 160 countries adopted the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), on the streets of Marrakech pro-migration groups and activists gathered in the city centre to chant: “No to the pact of Marrakech!” The historic Compact has found itself caught ... MORE > >

A Migrant Turned Saviour of Others
El Mahdi Hannane
Seven years ago, when Cameroon began experiencing inter-regional conflict, Armand Loughy, a 55-year old Cameroonian psychiatrist, strapped her youngest child on her back and with her five other children embarked on the dangerous Journey from Cameroon towards Rabat, Morocco’s capital. They fled the ... MORE > >

Migration and the Economy—an Inseparable Pairing
Alie Dior Ndour
On the streets of Casablanca there is only one thought on the mind of Ibrahima, a young Senegalese migrant. “I want to go to Europe to give meaning to my life and to help my family back in my home country live a better life,” Ibrahima says. This is the most familiar answer that most young and ... MORE > >

Morocco’s Migrant Workers Struggle to Send Money Home
Danielle Engolo
Morocco may be hosting the United Nation’s historic Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) conference. But when it comes to remittances—migrant employees, entrepreneurs and business owners all face the same challenge in Morocco: sending money legally to their home ... MORE > >

Migrant’s Compact Mischaracterized for Political Reasons
Alice Thomas
The fact that a handful of countries have indicated their intention not to come to Marrakesh to endorse the compact signifies how the issue of migration has been politicized and become a political flashpoint. Unfortunately, certain right-wing, political parties in some of these countries have ... MORE > >

Senegal Hosts Unique Community Events on Irregular Migration
Mikaila Issa

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