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Migrants in Libya, no words for “Rohingya”, Kenya bans plastic bags


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FILM ON INCLUSION OF MIGRANTS WINS AWARD AT FESTIVAL IN VENICE

“Ius culturae”, the right to become a citizen in the country where you’ve been living for years, the difficulties but also the beauty of inclusion are key themes of ‘L’Amore senza motivo’, a short documentary film by the Italian director Paolo Mancinelli which was awarded the special prize MigrArti at the Venice Film Festival. The work tells the story of Majid Alshakarji, a Syrian refugee arrived in Italy when he was 16. According to Mancinelli, “inclusion is possible if there is a leading civil society which is not afraid”.

SAMI (UNHCR): ALLOW ACCESS TO DETENTION CENTERS FOR MIGRANTS IN LIBYA NOW

In Libya there are no reception centers but only detention centers and UN inspectors should be allowed access to them as soon as possible in order to protect human rights, Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, told DIRE news agency. With respect to the agreement reached by the Italian government and the presidential council led by Fayez Al-Serraj, Sami added: “In Libya the situation is still extremely complicated and ambiguous on the humanitarian level.

BISHOPS OF MYANMAR TO POPE FRANCIS: DON’T SAY ‘ROHINGYA’

The Bishops’ Conference of Myanmar asked Pope Francis not to use the word “rohingya” during his apostolic journey in the Asian country, scheduled from 27 to 30 November. According to Monsignor Alexander Pyone Cho, archbishop of Pyay, the diocese of Rakhine State where most of the Rohingya communities live, “the word Rohingya recalls a sensitive subject in the country” and therefore “it would be better not to use it”.

FOUR AFRICAN COUNTRIES READY TO BECOME MEMBERS OF WTO

Four African countries, Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia and the Comoros, have applied for membership in the World Trade Organization (Omc/Wto). The applications were taken over by Kenya, a regional power as well as a member of the WTO since 1995. Membership in the Organization could get the formal go ahead at a meeting scheduled in Argentina in December.

KENYA BANS PLASTIC BAGS, ENVIRONMENTALISTS WELCOME DECISION

A ban on import, production and use of plastic bags came into force in Kenya. The decision, welcomed by environmental organizations, is not the first of its kind in Africa. A few countries, from Senegal to Rwanda, have already banned the use of plastic bags. African cities are caught up with a real emergency because of the lack of adequate waste disposal services.

14 settembre 2017

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