20 May: The Diaspora, dual citizenship and development

The term Diaspora comes from the Greek word meaning “to scatter about”. That is exactly what a people of a Diaspora do – they scatter from their homeland to places across the globe, spreading their culture as they go. There are a multitude of reasons for movements of these people, ranging from genocide, wars, famine in their countries of origin to trade and sometimes just simply the desire to earn a decent living abroad.