In Case You Missed It: 8/22/16 – 9/1/16

By George Bamu on September 2, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg dining with business and political leaders in Kenya

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.

In this week’s news, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg visits Nigeria and Kenya, and African migrants flow into Mexico.

Mexico Issues Transit Visas to African Migrants

According to an Associated Press story reprinted by the Colorado Springs Gazette, authorities in Mexico have recently issued transit visas to an estimated 424 African migrants on their way to the United States.

The migrants are expected to apply for asylum in the United States when they get to the U.S.-Mexico border, the report states.…

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Law enforcement in Weld County Colorado reaching out to Immigrants

By George Bamu on July 15, 2012

Weld County

A press release from Weld County DA’s office, July 10 2012


The relationship between law enforcement, businesses and immigrant communities in Weld County Colorado is fraught with lots of suspicion and recriminations. The area encompasses Greeley and Fort Morgan where lots of Mexicans, Sudanese and Somalis live and work.

In Weld County, that relationship may be changing for good. It was reported the week of July 9 by several news organizations, including The Denver Post, that the county’s District Attorney, Ken Buck, has introduced a program to protect immigrants.

According to information posted on the Weld County website, the “Prevention and Reporting Campaign Tackles Crimes Against Immigrants.”

“Weld County is home to a large population of immigrants from countries across the globe, including: Burma, Djibouti, Mexico, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.…

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