Europeans meet migrants in Leuca, Land reform in Uganda, Financial center in Kenya
Ecco, nella versione inglese, i titoli e i testi del tg esteri realizzato dall’agenzia DIRE:
NEW TRENDS OF THE ITALIAN PRESS: MIGRANTS, NOT CLANDESTINES
Italian newspapers more and more often write about landings and racism but the good news is that the word ‘migrant’ has gained ground over ‘clandestine’, a derogatory term. The trend is highlighted in a study by the Carta di Roma association, based on articles of the press and indications of Google Trends analyzed in the first half of 2017. Experts also reported an increase of 300 percent of the news on the ‘ius soli’, a principle very much at the heart of the political debate in Italy.
EUROPEANS MEET MIGRANTS IN LEUCA: TRANSFORM THE MEDITERRANEAN
Workshops and debates aimed at transforming the Mediterranean into a ‘port of fraternity’ will take place in Santa Maria di Leuca, Puglia, where the Ionio and the Adriatic Sea meet, from 10 to 14 August. The initiative will involve young people coming from Europe and the Mediterranean as well as African and Middle Eastern migrants hosted in reception centers in Italy. Together, with the support of NGOs and Italian Bishops’ Conference, they will write the ‘Leuca Charter’.
MORRONE: HELP AFRICA, FOCUS ON HEALTH RIGHTS
“The Mario Maiani Hospital in Sheraro, Ethiopia, is a model of the ‘help them at home’ policy so that the “choice to stay” is compatible with rights, first of all health rights”: that’s according to Aldo Morrone, director of the Department of Tropical Dermatology at the San Gallicano of Rome. The expert, who also coordinates the Maiani Hospital, told DIRE News Agency that what has been achieved in Sheraro testifies that Ethiopia can rely on Italy’s attention and investment.
UGANDA. ON LAND RIGHTS A REFORM THAT DIVIDES
More power to the State and less protection for the farmers are key provisions of a constitutional reform on land rights presented at the Ugandan parliament this month. A few NGOs expressed concern and denounced a hightened risk of ‘land grabbing’ by foreign companies. If passed, the reform would make room for the state to take ownership of plots of land by providing compensation but without negotiating on the price or waiting for the owner to agree.
KENYA. FINANCIAL CENTER WITH FOCUS ON INVESTMENT
A law which establishes the Nairobi International Finance Center, a global financial services pole, was adopted in Kenya. According to President Uhuru Kenyatta, the center will favor ‘high levels of savings and investmentS’ by attracting businesses and companies from Africa and the rest of the world. The law also provides for the establishment of an authority in charge of monitoring the financial services.