africans in asia

Bedouin arab woman

The Bedouins are an Arab ethnocultural group, are descended from nomads who have historically inhabited the Arabian and Syrian deserts. Their territory stretches from the vast deserts of North Africa to the rocky sands of the Middle East.

The Bedouins live in Sudan, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Kuwait, Tunisia, Morocco, Israel, Mauritania, Bahrain, Lebanon, Qatar, Palestine, Oman and Western Sahara.

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Global Ummah: Muslims around the World
Muslims of Suriname

Suriname is a country in South America and is home to 84,000 Muslims (as of 2010). This makes Suriname the country with the highest percentage of Muslims at 15.9% of the whole population in all of the Americas (North, Central and South).

The Muslim population of Suriname is made of a beautiful blend of people and cultures; Arab (mainly Syrian and Lebanese), South & East Asian (mainly Indonesian, Indian & Pakistani), African, South American & Caribbean. These communities have come together to build mosques, community centers, schools and halal food outlets - A perfect destination for a travelling Muslim looking to explore South America

Why white people don't like me
  • White person: omg. Your mom makes corned beef? Black people don't eat corned beef!
  • Me: well actually, many slave owners were Irish and slave owners taught their slaves to cook what they liked and ofc recipes are passed down through generations so it's really not surprising that a lot of black people eat corned beef

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My Thai roommate is almost in tears over the fear of having a black guy stay with us. -.- It’s seriously like we are asking her to skydive or something. This is our fault for supporting the kind of bullshit that goes worldwide and propagates this nonsense. Where else could this have come from except western media?

Africans students in Malaysia

Taofigat, center, is studying at a graduate school in Malaysia. As she walks the campus, Taofigat encounters many people from her own home province. (Tomoko Yamashita)

Nigerian Taofigat, 23, has been studying information technology at a graduate school near a Malaysian airport since September 2012.

She lives with 12 other people from her home province in a detached house about a 10-minute walk from campus. She enjoys her life in Malaysia and says her dream is to become a scholar upon her return home.

“Malaysia and our country have Islamic culture and the warm weather in common,” she says. “There are no power failures, and I can devote myself to my studies in Malaysia.”

While taking in students from Africa and the Middle East, the Malaysian government is also thinking to strengthen ties with those regions.

The Malaysian Trade and Development Corporation has positioned “education as an industry” and is selling it aggressively.

With higher education as the starting point, Sirat paints the following picture: “A Malaysia-based network will be born and it will cover the Middle East, Africa and Asia. We will become the bridge connecting Africa and Asia. The international status of Malaysia will improve. So we can expect to see the advancement of Malaysian companies through the network.”