This AfricaFocus Bulletin
contains two reports by Kidane and Lenoir
, one on the deportees in Mali, and the other on the formation of the Pan African Network in Defense of Migrant Rights, which held its inaugural meeting in Bamako in July.
As indicated by this report (included below) from Nunu Kidane and Gerald Lenoir
, the issue of rights for African migrants is not limited to the better-publicized cases of those trying to reach Europe by sea from West Africa or across the Mediterranean, or those targeted by xenophobic violence in South Africa.
Gerald Lenoir, Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (http://www.blackalliance.org ) and Nunu Kidane, Director of Priority Africa Network (http://www.priorityafrica.org ) were in Bamako, Mali to attend the inaugural gathering of the Pan African Network in Defense of Migrant Rights hosted by Institute for the Research and Promotion of Alternative Development (IRPAD) and funded by Open Society Institute, West Africa (OSIWA).
Black Alliance for Just Immigration