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Indian cricket team who played Ireland this week are heroes to a diaspora 8000km from home – The Irish Times

| July 4, 2022

No other sports team is as well supported away from home as the Indian cricket side. No matter where they go, Indian fans seem to at least match those of the host nation, if not outnumber them, as they did at Malahide Cricket Club in Dublin this week.

150-year-old museum saved after looming expulsion from 13th century castle – The First News

| July 4, 2022

Founded in 1870, the Polish Museum based in Rapperswil castle overlooking lake Zurich in Switzerland, had come under threat following petitions from locals who wanted to reclaim the castle for other purposes. Roland Fischer/CC BY-SA 3.0 The oldest Polish museum abroad has been saved from closure after facing expulsion from a 13th century castle. The 150-year-old Polish Museum based in Rapperswil castle overlooking lake Zurich in Switzerland, had come under threat following petitions from locals who wanted to reclaim the castle for other purposes

Orthodoxy in Israel and the Diaspora – Australian Jewish News

| June 26, 2022

Reference to communities in Yerushalayim in my recent column regarding changes in our local rabbinate resulted in my being questioned as to how Orthodox religious life in Israel especially that termed Charedi differs from its counterpart in Diaspora communities such as here in Australia. Let me preface my answer by saying that certain segments of the local Orthodox community may well resemble their Israeli counterparts in regard to the intensity of much religious practice.

Afropolitan Raises $2.1 Million to Bring Web3 to the African Diaspora – Decrypt

| June 26, 2022

Looking to right historical wrongs and build a global digital community with real-world impact, Web3 collective Afropolitan announced that it had raised $2.1 million in pre-seed funding to advance its vision of a digital nation for the African Diaspora. Participants in the raise include #Hashed, Cultur3 Capital, and ex-Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan, who in 2021 wrote what would become the basis for Afropolitan's plans for a digital nation

Modi lauds diasporas contribution in acting as brand ambassadors of Indias success – Deccan Herald

| June 26, 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised the contributions of the diaspora in promoting Indias growth story and acting as brand ambassadors of the countrys success as he interacted with them here in Germany. Addressing the Indian diaspora during a massive event at the Audi Dome indoor arena, he highlighted Indias growth story and mentioned various initiatives undertaken by the government to further achieve the countrys development agenda.

Diaspora Organizations and their Humanitarian Response in Ukraine in 2022 – Ukraine – ReliefWeb

| June 26, 2022

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This real-time review is part of the Diaspora Emergency Action & Coordination initiatives (DEMAC) Research study on diaspora humanitarian response and engagement. On 24 February 2022, the Russian Federation launched a coordinated offensive on Ukraine.

Raila and Karua to virtually address Kenyan Diaspora – The Standard

| June 26, 2022

Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga with his running mate Martha Karua.

Burger Highlife Was the Sound of the ’80s Ghanaian Diaspora – bandcamp.com

| June 26, 2022

FEATURES Burger Highlife Was the Sound of the 80s Ghanaian Diaspora By Megan Iacobini de Fazio June 24, 2022 We knew we couldnt destroy our roots, our highlife music, but what we were trying to do was to come up with something new, something different, says Ghanaian musician Wilson Boateng over the phone from his home in London. Herman Asafo-Agyei, one of Ghanas most revered bassists, echoes Boatengs feelings: It was very eclectic, we were picking up ideas from different artists, but in spite of all the branches that one took, there was always the root which is the African rhythm and the percussive aspect of our music. Boateng and Asafo-Agyei are reminiscing about a transformative period in Ghanaian music that, between the 1980s and 1990s, was marked by a move away from traditional highlife towards a new modern sound that embraced the latest technologies, incorporating West African melodies with synthesizers, disco, boogie, and funk.

Ugandans in diaspora cry out to Tayebwa over land grabbing back home – New Vision

| June 26, 2022

Ugandans in the diaspora have expressed concern over the increased cases of land grabbing back home. Meeting the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Thomas Tayebwa, Henrietta Wamala the President of Uganda North America Association (UNAA) complained that most people who lose their properties especially land to fraudsters and grabbers have failed to get assistance from the Ministry of Lands whenever they make requests.

Retired general and disabilities advocate to head Israel-Diaspora relations – Jewish News

| June 17, 2022

The Jewish Agencys nominating committee recommended Doron Almog, a storied retired general and a longtime advocate for people with disabilities, to lead the body that bridges Israel and the Jewish Diaspora. The nomination on Thursday of Almog, 71, now goes to the Jewish Agencys Board of Governors, where it is all but assured of approval. The nomination follows an extended period of consideration since May 2021, when the last chairman of the agency, Isaac Herzog, announced his successful run for the Israeli presidency.


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