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United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

Is this the umbrella we are living under now a days?
December 10th 1948 General Assembly resolution 217 A, says; on the following articles:

Article 1.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 2.

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
My question again are we under these umbrellas?
And where are United Nations, since from 1948 to date 28th November 2018, under which worst atrocities are commited????

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AFRICAN MIGRATION TO EUROPE

THE HIDDEN RESPONSIBILITIES, CAUSES, COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS AND STEREOTYPES OF EUROPE TOWARD AFRICA.

What is IMMIGRATION? Immigration is the international movement of peoples into a destination country of which they are not natives or where they do not possess citizenship in order to settle or reside there, especially as permanent residents or naturalized citizens,or to take up employment as a migrant worker or temporarily as a foreigner.

And this is how Europe see Africans, as much poorer, less educated fleeing from poverty and ignorance. But this are the reality:

E.U contribute to Africa,s economic misery due to its selfish external trade policy. Never the less, the prevailing perspectives of the EU and of its member countries concerning African IMMIGRATION remains to be focused on security, the foreclosure of its external borders and prevention,s. Current EU programs and concepts to fight African migration are questionable. Even development oriented approaches are bound to fail, if not backed by sustainable Immigration Policies.

Africa,s ECONOMIC history is a history of large population movements driven by a variety of reasons: Notably, slave trade and colonialism by the Europeans, violent conflicts interfered and sponsored by western powers, extreme poverty caused by the Europeans of looting all the resources and now being misused by our own leaders whom are raise by the Europeans. Ecological degradation, population pressure and a certain cultural prosperity of some ethnic groups for outward orientation. Still up today most of the half of Africans live under conditions of extreme poverty and definitely insecurity.

Migration is not necessarily a zero game, where one side losses to the benefits of others. This hold for Africa too. In the idea case, all parties involved could gain benefit:The migrants, their extended families at home,the countries of origin and the receiving countries,if migration would be properly managed in the overall interest. But unfortunately selfish interest of major players which are Europeans involved in this game, both on an individual and state level.

By their discouragement and zero-Migration policies on the part of the fortress Europe for Example, encouraging Irregular migration, smuggling, marginalization and exploitation of migrants on different levels and stages of their journey to Europe.

As Africa lost their Educated peoples as many have most to gain by Europe of their resources endowment and they are more vulnerable than others to benefit from the pull factors, like better living and economic conditions in their host countries. This is one of the reasons of a considerable” BRAIN DRAIN“Which is the EMIGRATION of highly trained or qualified people from a particular country.

As Africa lost 3rd of its academic work force to highly Industrialized countries like Europe and U.S.

Africa has been the most important source of this” BRAIN DRAIN” due to the economic and/or political crisis being caused and fuel by the Western powers.

How ever, there are also positive the opposite of “BRAIN DRAIN” which is “BRAIN GAIN” Which is an increase in the number of highly, foreign-born professionals entering a country to live and work where greater opportunities are offered. Which is transfer of knowledge, of innovations and the consolidation or extension of foreign trade relations. New value systems,political and spiritual orientations, acquired by migrants in Europe, and Imported into their home countries often contributed significantly to the development of Africa. Migrants among the African political elite for example mostly educated at European Universities, played a decisive role in many liberation movements. Heroes of African Independence, like LEOPOLD SEDARSENGHOR, KWAME NKURUMA, AMILCAR CABRAL,FRANTZ FANON or Nelson Mandela and many exiled politicians of A.N.C which contributed to the end of apartheid in South Africa.

In additions, remittances of African migrants can contribute considerably not just the well being of their families at home, but to poverty reduction and development on a regional or even changing of dictatorship regime, example like The Gambia Where there was a dictatorship ruling of 22 years, but The Gambian migrants or peoples living in diasporas play the most important role to make change through remittances.

Therefore, it has been recognized that remittances; Mostly from Europe; constitute the second largest source of external private finance in African developing countries, up to now they are an underutilized and badly manage source of national development in the countries of origin.

However, the EU member countries bear their share of responsibility too: highly entry barriers, and the criminalization of irregular migrants,results in social seclusion and formation of ghettos of migrants in European capitals, which discourage remittances because the concerned prefer to care for their immediate own needs in an hostile social and political environment.

MIGRANTS ROUTES FROM AFRICA TO REACH TO EUROPE.

How African migrants make there way to Europe.

Within this two decades Northern Africa developed into a transit region for sub-Saharan migrants. The new migration pattern, its policy response by the Maghreb and European states, as well as its negative; side effects; on the migrants concerned. And the actual number of migrants living in transit in northern Africa is difficult to estimate. Most of them are irregulars and without papers, mostly living under miserable conditions without being treat as human being, in an Arabic Xenophobic social environment.

As part of my own experience with many of my fellow Sub-Saharan migrants who passed through Libya considered ourselves being treated as slaves and inhumane, poor wretches, or subhuman beings .And we are not certainly welcomed by the local population and the authorities.

And many thousands of African migrants died or went missing on the perilous sea journey under appalling conditions, according to the estimation of I.O.M.

And migrants have to pay a large amount of money to the smugglers .

Unfair EU foreign trade policy migration pressure of young youths from Africa, because no other perspectives for them to make for their lives.

And this has been recognized by the EU member states too. And they promised to stem the growing flow of migrants, among others is by increasing in the so-called development Aid to the most West and North African countries. How ever their So-called Aid and development do not necessarily lead to a reduction of migration, hence its not going into the right place and not benefiting the youths.

According to the studies published by the World Bank, International NGOs, and others repeatedly blamed EU in this respect, providing that the EU foreign trade policy contributes to a significant extend to reduce the income earning possibilities of African producers, in pursuit of the commercial interest of the EU members states, and to the detriment of development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In addition, this selfish foreign trade policy of the EU an its member states counteracted its own pro-poor development cooperation with African states which it tried to implement since decades.

CONCLUSION.

African migration is a reflection of its socio-economic dynamics since the times of the slave trade. In this decades the number of refugees from conflicts in Africa increased dramatically. The conflicts ridden and poverty Stricken region of Western Africa became cradle of migration from Sub-Saharan African to Europe, where most African migrants with overseas destinations live. They flee from their desolate economic situation, violent conflicts or political persecution. They DRAIN of human capital from Africa is most pronounced in the employment sector for highly qualified personnel.

The European Union and its member states share a heavy dual responsibility for the continuing migration pressure: first because they fostered over decades corrupt and autocratic regimes like dictatorship countries or leaders which are cooperating with them like Sudan president Omar Al-Bashir, Idriss Deby and many more others. And those dictatorship regimes are still to be felt today, and constitutes one of the underlying factors for politically motivated migration. Secondly, the EU contributed to Africas growing economic misery, due to the damaging effects of European selfish external trade policy. Nevertheless, the prevailing perspectives of the EU concerning Africans immigration remains to be focused on security foreclosure of its external borders and prevention.

Research and written by Moro Yapha or commonly known as Yaya Yaffa.A refugee and political activist.

Slogan: EQUAL RIGHTS AND JUSTICE FOR EVERYONE.

Migrants social, economical And cultural contribution to the society

My dear human beings, before we waste our time of critising and talking against migration and refugees.
Let’s think twice who are they and what are they bringing into our society?
There are millions positive ideas and deeds which they brought and are contributing into our society .
Part of them Socially, economically and culturally.
Going deep into it:
#Socially: These human beings were living in a very rich and develop social life, and since they’re here, they will and are ready to share that social life interaction into their societies.
#Economically: These people came with their skills, talents and intellectual idea’s, so if they’re given chances to utilize these, How many millions and billions are they going to contribute to the economic, also into labour market.
#Culturally: These people where born and raised into a very rich and inspiring cultures and traditions, that they inherited, which they would like to share from their warmly hearted beings.
So if these people are given chances and channels of integration into the society.
How many people’s are going to learn and benefit from those rich amazing culture’s and traditions.
So my advice to the warmly hearted human beings is that, let’s open our hearts and arms to these people’s with such amazing gifts into our societies in order for us to be well credited and also the younger generation coming after us, by tackling #Racism,#Nationalism and #Patriotism.
Equal rights and justice for everyone!!
Peace love and unity.

Racism and Discrimination

RACISCM AND DISCRIMINATION:

What Is Racism? A Definition and Examples:

The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.” Secondly, racism is, “Discrimination or prejudice based on race
Racism is an ugly word that has been around as long as humankind itself. Racism actually can be broken down into two distinct definitions:
On the one hand it simply means that groups of people are defined by their inherent differences (skin color, culture, appearance) and that, because of these differences, one group is seen to be better than the other.
The second definition of racism is the unfair treatment of others based solely on these differences. Throughout history, humankind has treated others with contempt and committed atrocities upon them just because of the color of their skin or the culture from which they come.
EXAMPLES:
When slavery and colonialsm was practiced in the United States,Saudi Arabia and Europe, blacks were not only considered inferior to whites but regarded as property instead of human beings.
DISCRIMINATION TODAY
WHAT IS DISCRIMINATION? Is the recognition and understanding of the difference between one race and another.
Could be define into this categories: Unfairness, Inequality, differentiation, and Distinction.
Discrimination against refugees is everyday increasing especially to the people of color such as black people, from Africa, living in the western lands.
We are simply easy to be discriminate, of what ever bad or wrong happen in the society especially where we live more.They will point fingers on us of committing that, without even asking or confirming it first.

Because of nothing but our race, nationality, and cultural background.
So this shows us that everyday racism and discrimination is always on top of our heads and as far as we are living here in the Western countries, especially in Europe we will be always being confronted with it.
Either from our body languages with the community, Bureaucratic systems from the Authourities such as the Immigration offices, from the securities such as police, from the Employment departments, and also from the Educational institutions.
Sadly, racism in the form of discrimination persists in society also. A case in point is that blacks have traditionally suffered from higher rates of unemployment than whites.
Black unemployment is often nearly twice as high as the white unemployment rate. Do blacks simply not take the initiative that whites do to find work? Studies indicate that, in actuality, discrimination contributes to the black-white unemployment gap.
Conclusion.
Lets see one another as one people but just different colors, without any criticism of ones race, nationality, religion, gender, orientation and status. Break distinction between us, be fair to each other and no differentiation.
WRITTEN BY A REFUGEE ACTIVIST Moro Yapha.

Moro- My engagement on Wearebornfree!

MY ENGAGEMENT ON WEAREBORNFREE EMPOWERMENT RADIO:

My name is Moro Yapha I came from the Gambia, and I arrived in Germany 2014, from Italy to apply for asylum.

But before my arrival to Germany, when I was a self political, LgbtiqFB_IMG_1522626130189 and refugee activist, were I demonstrate through social media, by writing and posting online.
Since I came to Germany and taken to the asylum camp in Reutlingen and living in the lager waiting for my asylum application, I still continue on my online and media activism on my facebook group called “SOLIDARITY NO TO RACISM AND FIGHT AGAINST DISCRIMINATION” were I follow the daily European opinions and political views about refugees.
And in 2015 August I met a Gambian refugee activist Muhammed Lamin Jadama through my facebook group from Oplatz living in Berlin, who sent me an invitation to attend their exhibition and event. So I came to Berlin and met a Ugandan activist friend, from him whom he is working with, so we share views and opinions of our activism.
Then I went back to Reutlingen in the lager, until November 2015 when I decided to finally move to Berlin to have access to my activism. Because from my experience of my short visit, I experience that there are a lot of solidarity groups and political activists who are every day and night fighting and struggling for the empowerment of the refugees. So that motivate and encourage me to come and join does activists and strugglers as one in order to empower ourselves, and overcome those difficulties and struggles.

Then since I came I joined Muhammed and Bino to form and develop the idea of “Wearebornfree” as a Media activist to make a Radio were we will express ourselves of not going out in the streets every day, but we can every day have something to say out.
That was in September 2016 when we open the Radio for regular broadcasts in collaboration with the “KOTTI FM” for 1 month contract in our studio at “Waldemarstr.46” Kruezberg Berlin. Which was really successful for any of us until the end of September.
From there then i organized my self and get control and used to the technical stuffs in the studio, were i conduct and moderate my own shows. I speak out as the way I wish without any hesitate and confusion, until now I present my own shows on Tuesday and Wednsday.
My aim and motivation of participating to the Radio is by having access and confidence of expressing myself through my activism, without anyone talking and manipulating on behalf of me as a refugee, who has no chance and previlage of sitting in the studio of “MABB” or “RBB” to speak about the life, struggles and challenge of being a refugee here in Germany. But to speak by my self on my own platform without no one dictating and telling to do something.

“WEAREBORNFREE! EMPOWERMENT RADIO” The one and only activist Radio in the Heart of Berlin. Standing for Humanity both day and night.
Finally lets come together, united as one people with one struggle to tackle the system.

Much more LOVE and blessings!!
MORO YAPHA Member of Wearebornfree! Empowerment Radio and Humanity Matters.

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