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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:57 AM
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African migrants abandon the American dream
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12810828
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The American dream is not all it is cut out to be and some Africans are turning their backs on life in the US.

Frustrated by tough economic times in the United States, Sammy Maina is packed, ready and waiting to return to Kenya.

"I'm fed up and finished with the US," declares Mr Maina, 33, owner of a prepaid calling card firm, Myaatel, and a money transfer company, Doubles Xpress, that caters for African immigrants.

"People here don't have money any more," complains Mr Maina, who says the "American Dream" of a big house, flashy car and piles of money was unrealistic.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:11 AM
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1. Africa has the fastest growing telco and financial services sectors in the world right now.
Meanwhile, the US market is contracting. He might well do better there - I'm looking for work overseas, also. Know of anything?
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:37 AM
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2. this is sad

Kenyan Irene Onyango is a 37-year-old nurse living in Delaware, near Washington DC. Her income sometimes barely covers her bills. She is also concerned that working a 16-hour day is damaging her health.


"Africans in the US will leave in record numbers." predicts pastor Shadrach Deline When she goes to Kenya on holiday, her friends refuse to let her pay for anything because they say she has to slave to earn her money in the US.


We now have a worldwide reputation for low wage slave labor
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