By Dr. Shihan De Silva Jayasuriya In the last five hundred years, trade, colonisation and slavery were drivers of migration. Music has played an important role in the lives of diasporas. Migrants, free and forced,…
Thursday, 24 January 2013 13:08

Goma United - A Rise for a Cause

GOMA COMMUNITY – IN SEARCH OF OUR ROOTS The Goma is a community in ‘scatter’ without particular identifiable location of communal residence; and they can be found all over East and Central Africa. Due to…
Thursday, 24 January 2013 13:03

The Iranian Presence In East Africa

By Abdulaziz Yusuf Lodhi Persian, Bahraini and Balochi presence. The important role that Iranian influence has played in the development of the Swahili civilization and culture “preceded by several centuries the purely Arabic cultural predominance…
Thursday, 24 January 2013 13:00

The Sidis Of The Indian Sub-Continent

By Prof. Mberia The presence of the African Diaspora in North America, South America and the Caribbean has been common knowledge for a long time. The presence of populations of African ancestry in the Indian…
The international Criminal Court (ICC) remains one of the highly regarded justice instruments in the world. Despite the amount of time it consumes to dispense justice it has recently effectively concluded two major cases: that…
Transitional justice refers to the set of judicial and non-judicial measures that have been implemented by different countries in order to redress the legacies of massive human rights violations. These measures include criminal prosecutions, truth…
People of South Asian origin in Kenya and South Africa are united in a shared history of the circulation of commodities, people and ideas across the Indian Ocean. Sketching a profile of the similarities and…
Tuesday, 30 October 2012 07:00

What Is Your Tribe

What is your tribe? Not in a million years did I ever think I will ask this question until last week when I attended and spoke to a Christian gathering. After thirty minutes of an…
Tuesday, 30 October 2012 06:39

The Inclusion

THREE days ago, my daughter stumped me with a simple question, "Which was the worst day of your life?" The worst day of my life? "Umm, umm," I sputtered, groping for an appropriate response. There…
Images of men, women and children frolicking at the beach; beautiful, grand hotels with sweeping vistas of the Indian Ocean; wide boulevards with triumphal arches and heroes mounted on horseback; Arab-style coral houses with Moorish…
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