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Migrants are bad for South African society and its economy?


The most important reasons behind the prevalence of xenophobia in South Africa are economic and the tendency to criminalise foreigners.

Existing explanations in terms of economic crises, political transition, relative deprivation, or remnants of apartheid all contain an element of truth but are not in themselves sufficient. 213 more words

South Africa

BB BE: Getting fired up over higher education and foreigners – again

(Source: themiddleground.sg)

by Kwan Jin Yao

EDUCATION and foreigners are potent subjects in any conversation. Put them in a rally speech and you can surely expect them to get a crowd fired up. 916 more words

Current Affairs

Indonesia to hold new round of executions; no word on foreigners

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

JAKARTA: Indonesia is preparing to execute several prisoners, a police official said on Wednesday, though authorities have not said if foreigners will be among them, a year after the execution of foreign drug traffickers drew widespread condemnation. 392 more words

Current Affairs

Another ISD sweep of foreigners here

(Source: themiddleground.sg)

by Bertha Henson

WHO would have thought that foreigners in Singapore would be starting a new terror cell at a time when Singapore was rounding up other foreigners, in fact, their fellow nationals, for planning terrorist attacks? 750 more words

Current Affairs

Nation sans compass

THINGS GO FROM bad to badder in the Nation That’s Eating Itself, which is America, of course.

The photo is from a protest in California that was inspired by the state Republican convention and Donald Trump. 161 more words


Should you go to major city centers in Tokyo?

I have explored, relatively speaking, very little of the great metropolitan sewer of Tokyo.  An oval-shaped train line called the Yamanote runs through every major city center, and despite my making the full round of it many times, I doubt I have dismounted at half of the stops, and still fewer have I explored appreciably.   857 more words