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As US cuts refugee numbers, African teens find brotherhood on a Texas soccer team



Most of the teenage players were born in refugee camps in Africa and arrived in this country with nothing, save a few phrases in English – “Hello” …
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Fintech MyBucks brings banking to African refugee camp


At a refugee camp in Malawi in southeast Africa, a fintech and its bank subsidiary are helping to turn a seemingly hopeless situation into the beginnings of a prosperous community.

MyBucks has set up a branch of its New Finance Bank subsidiary in the camp, which is said to be the first of its kind. The bank provides mobile banking, financial literacy training, professional training, group loans and personal loans. It opened in April and it’s already profitable.

It’s proof that it’s possible to give refugees financial help, even if they have no identity documents or assets.

A plaque was unveiled at the official opening of MyBucks New Finance Bank branch in the Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi.

Building something from nothing

About 40,000 refugees…

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Bishop, priest and more than 40 others killed at Central African Republic church and refugee camp



“With sorrow I learned of the massacre that took place two days ago in a camp for displaced people in the Central African Republic, in which two …
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At least 42 killed in attack on refugee base in Central African Republic


At least 42 people were killed in an attack on a Catholic mission sheltering 20,000 refugees in the Central African Republic, according to officials.

The camp in the town of Alindao, around 300km east of the capital Bangui, was set on fire on Thursday following clashes between two rival armed groups.

Thousands were forced to flee their homes during the violence and dozens were left injured. A priest is among the dead.

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Refugee Grows African Eggplants in US


Janine Ndagijimana’s parents came from Burundi. But she was born in a refugee camp in Rwanda, a neighboring country. In 1994, her family fled Rwanda at the start of the genocide and settled at another refugee camp in Tanzania.

Ndagijimana arrived in the United States in 2007. She settled in the northeastern state of Vermont and began to dream of farming. While deciding what to plant, she thought back to her time in Tanzania.

It was at the refugee camp that she considered growing African eggplants, known as “intore,” in her native Kirundi language. She bought vegetables from farmers and sold them at the refugee markets. She saw that growers of African eggplant were making a lot of money, but she did not have the land to grow the fruit herself.

Ndagijimana remembered how a person would…

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African refugee, 23, shot in chest after answering door at Abilene apartment during party


by Jamie Burch, Olivia DiVenti & Nick Bradshaw

Chance Bonni, 23, was shot and killed during a party at a south Abilene apartment complex. (Source: Nicole Songbird, Instagram)

Abilene police say a refugee from Africa was killed in an overnight shooting.

The victim is 23-year-old Chance Bonni.

According to Chief Stan Standridge, Bonni was shot in the chest with a shotgun around 12:07 a.m. Saturday after answering the door at the Stonegate Apartments just after midnight on Saturday.

RELATED: Victim shot at south Abilene apartment complex dies

Bonni — who was at the apartment for a party with three other friends — was pronounced dead at Hendrick Medical Center.

“He was a brother to me and would always have my back,” said Fabio Scaief who played soccer with Bonni at Cooper High…

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