Who we are
Diaspora Africa comes at a time when immigration needs urgent attention. We want to use stories and experiences of African immigrants to drive policy shifts and reforms related to immigrants and the spaces they exist in. Diaspora Africa is committed to producing immigration-related content free from uninformed and discriminatory rhetoric.
Immigration policies are changing worldwide. Countries are either expanding or shrinking their existing policies around immigration. Africans are fleeing their home countries for greener pastures or to escape conflict and persecution, but what is the landscape of existence as an African immigrant in a foreign country?
While immigration issues constantly make news globally, there is a low percentage of homegrown platforms that critically and humanly document African immigration in a manner that the information gathered is accessible to Africans everywhere. This gap does a great disservice to how global policymakers and relevant institutions receive, understand, and respond to harsh immigration laws.
Diaspora Africa was founded in June 2023 in the middle of a rising African migration. We are remotely working with on-the-ground journalists within and across the African continent to tell untold stories of immigrant resistance and survival around the world.
With a blend of research and grassroot data, we are sharing human angle stories of immigration with the aim that immigrants will understand the translation of their reality through our publications, and policymakers are impacted through our approach, believing that this impact will fuel positive strategies that will benefit African immigrants everywhere. We want to inform policies and ideas that make immigration beneficial for all.