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Lampedusa’s cemetery - Here lie Africans without identity

Khalid Chaouki, a parliamentary candidate took this photo today at a cemetery in Italy’s island of Lampedusa.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 17:23

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Remembering a very special man - Tom Beaver Ongong’a

On 4th December 1977, a man I can hardly remember his face was taken away from us in a road accident.

I was too young to appreciate his virtues, but as I grew up, the inspiring stories I heard about him from mum, relatives, neighbours and people he casually met and helped while in need, have strongly influenced the person I am today.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 December 2012 12:32

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Decreto flussi should be published soon

Labour Minister Elsa Fornero recently said that they were considering publishing a new Quota Agreement (Decreto flussi) to open Italy’s borders to new foreign workers.

Quota Agreement is a document the government normally publishes indicating the number of foreign workers allowed to come to work in Italy.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 22 November 2012 13:20

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Better Decreto flussi than costly, complex regularisation

When it was announced that the government would allow illegal immigrant workers in Italy to be regularised, many thought it was a very good idea.

In fact it was. Normally a chance to regularise one’s status in a foreign country can tremendously transform the person’s life.

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Regularisation – Government must state how to prove presence in Italy

Regularisation of illegal immigrant workers in Italy continues at a slow pace and it is gradually becoming more evident that not many employers will apply to regularize their workers.

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Last Updated on Friday, 28 September 2012 06:10

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