Most immigrants from the outside looking in are bombarded with misinformation.
This year therefore looks to be a fruitful year for those with high hopes for a continent growing rapidly as a center for trade and investment.
While the collapse of Rana Plaza wasn’t the first structural disaster the industry has experienced, it was one of the most devastating garment-factory collapses in human history.
This agreement is not about catching "tax cheats" as its proponents aver and journalists obediently repeat.
Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, Ecuador's Rafael Correa, Bolivia's Evo Morales, Argentina's Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega have all evidenced authoritarian ambitions. Others hide them better.
In nuclear negotiations, as in medicine, a core principle is: "First, do no harm."
Africa has travelled a long way over the last twenty years, not least in our determination to ensure the descent into genocide that our southern neighbour Rwanda suffered in 1994 is never repeated in any other nation on our continent.
Pending economic agreements with European and Pacific nations, which have the potential to jumpstart global growth, need lawmakers to take a broader view.
Some have suggested that immigration reform is an issue where consensus can’t be reached. We disagree.
For me, 2014 will forever be remembered as the year I was finally granted Legal Permanent Residency status, after spending the last 21 years of my life in the U.S.