IMMIGRATION: HISTORIC MEETING IN TRIPOLI ON AFRICA MIGRANTS
The conference's packed schedule is aimed at setting up a legal organisation, the International Union of African Migrants, which will "systematically" monitor the situations of immigrants, with particular focus on the condition of women and emigrated children.
One session will be dedicated to "rights and duties of the African immigrant", while another will target "alternatives to illegal immigration".
As part of the conference, a meeting is scheduled at the Islam Call Society on "racism and religions", which is to be attended by Egyptian Coptic authorities. The main aim of the meeting, explains Alfa-Niaky Barry, chair of the International Forum for friends of the Europe-Africa partnership, is to "unite compatriots from the African diaspora around a table, and attempt to talk with a single voice about needs, rights, wellbeing and prosperity". In preparation for the summit, the organising committee held meetings in 2010 in Paris, London, Madrid, Lisbon, Frankfurt, Tripoli, Rome and Catania. (ANSAmed)