Refugees stage Mayakovsky, Libyan forum in Agrigento, Tax to boost African Union
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REFUGEES STAGE MAYAKOVSKY: LET’S OVERTURN HISTORY
Foreigners and Italians, migrants and volunteers began reciting “Mystery-Bouffe” by Vladimir Mayakovsky, a dramatic play where “the most vulnerable overturn history”. According to director Alessio Bergamo and his partner association Asinitas, the project is very much about “community theater”. At the premiere of the show in Rome, Gambian immigrant-actor Bassirou played a worker disappointed by the Russian Revolution: “We are human beings, each with his or her history, but still equal and free” he told DIRE News Agency. “Borders do not exist”.
LOMBARDY. NUMBER OF MIGRANTS DECLINES FOR THE FIRST TIME
The number of foreign nationals resident in Lombardy declined for the first time on an annual basis, according to a report published by Caritas in Milan. The decline, of 0.3 percent in 2016, is not due to a decrease in the attractiveness of the region but to an increase in the number of foreigners who became Italian: some 54,000, 27 percent of overall new Italian citizens.
REMITTANCES OF MIGRANTS, A TREASURE FOR ASIA
China, then India, the Philippines and Mexico: these are the countries that top the list of the main recipients of migrant remittances, according to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Ifad). Experts pointed out that between 2007 and 2016 financial resources sent home grew by 51 per cent. The increase turned out to be higher than the rate of emigration from the poor and emerging countries, equivalent to 28 percent.
ITALY-LIBYA, ECONOMIC FORUM DUE IN THE CITY OF AGRIGENTO
Investments, infrastructure, energy and financing will take center stage at the First Italy-Libya Economic Forum, scheduled for July 8th in the Sicilian city of Agrigento. Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano and Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maitig will be among the participants. On the eve of the Forum, in the Valley of the Temples, a joint statement for economic cooperation will be signed.
GHANA. IMPORT TAX TO FINANCE AFRICAN UNION
A tax on imports from other continents was introduced in Ghana with the aim of financing the African Union and supporting its activities. Although the expected deductions are equivalent to just 0.02 percent of the value of the products, President Nana Akufo-Addo highlighted the relevance of the tax. “The African Union”, he said, “will no longer have to do the alms for its citizens by turning to non-african countries”.