Africa, Muslims in France, and North American Border
This month, the Source looks at emerging issues important to Africa.
Conflicts in West Africa combined with emerging health problems for refugees there are
finally garnering international attention. At the same time, international
migration to countries such as the United States has become an option for
increasing numbers of citizens across the continent.
Policy analyst Jeff Drumtra maps out the complicated refugee
crisis in West Africa arising from the wars in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra
MPI's Jennifer Schlecht looks at the war in Liberia to highlight
the health threats to refugees and other victims of violent conflicts in
MPI's Kenneth Okoth provides a detailed country profile of
Kenya, a developing nation seeking to tap the resources of its educated diaspora and
improve the conditions of refugees within its borders.
In our Spotlight this month,
MPI's Jill Wilson presents
an in-depth look at the population of people born in Africa who now live in
the United States.
MPI Policy Analyst Deborah Meyers on the state of
cooperation on borders and security between the US, Canada, and Mexico since
September 11, 2001.
In the news:
Veysel Oezcan of Humboldt University Berlin reports on the higher number of
foreign residents in Germany who have obtained citizenship
under changes to the relevant law made in 2000.
Patrick Simon of INED discusses how efforts to integrate
France's growing Muslim population are testing the country's traditions of
secularism and Roman Catholicism.
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