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led the EU-Election Observer Mission for the 2015 general election in Burkina Faso.
an Italian minister of Letta Cabinet was born in Kambove.
(; born Kashetu
28 August 1964) is an Italian politician and ophthalmologist. She was the Minister for Integration in the 2013–14 Letta Cabinet. On 25 May 2014 she was elected as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).
Following the 2013 nomination of Cécile
, a Congolese-born Italian immigrant, as Minister of Integration in the government of Enrico Letta, she became subject to several racial slurs by local and national politicians. One of these slurs was made by Roberto Calderoli, a prominent figure of the anti-immigration and populist party Lega Nord. Calderoli claimed that whenever he saw Minister
, an orangutan came to his mind. During a speech by
at a meeting of the Democratic Party a few days after Calderoli's slur, some members of the far-right and neo-fascist New Force threw a clump of bananas at the minister.
In June 2013 he was expelled from the Europe of Freedom and Democracy, a eurosceptic group in the European Parliament, for making racist remarks regarding Italy's first black cabinet minister, Cécile
was elected in a district of the town of Modena for the Democrats of the Left and later became the provincial head of the Forum of International Cooperation and Immigration.
Calderoli is often the centre of public controversies, usually because of racist, xenophobic or offensive public remarks. Responding to criticism about a controversial electoral law that he penned in 2006, Calderoli affirmed that "I wrote [the law], but honestly it is a pig-sty (in Italian "Porcata")." In July 2013, Calderoli insulted Italy's first black Minister, Italo-Congolese Cécile
, saying: "Whenever I see Minister
, I cannot help but think of an orangutan," drawing condemnation from some sides of Italian society and support from others for being brave against political correctness.
On July 13, 2013, Calderoli told a Northern League rally in Treviglio that Integration minister Cécile
, who was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo but has Italian citizenship, would be better off working as a minister "in her country." According to the Corriere della Sera, which reported the event, he added: "I love animals – bears and wolves, as is known – but when I see the pictures of
I cannot but think of the features of an orangutan, even if I'm not saying she is one."
In April 2013
was appointed Minister for Integration in the grand coalition government formed by Enrico Letta, becoming Italy's first black cabinet minister. Her ministerial nomination was repudiated in some circles on cultural and/or racial grounds, being met by racist insults from individual politicians belonging to the Northern League such as Roberto Calderoli, VP of the Italian Senate, who called her an orangutan, in addition to racist campaigns orchestrated by the New Force party and other far-right groups. Her treatment as Italy's first black minister has been described by "The Economist" as "shameful" with "limited condemnation". Writer and University of Tokyo Professor Flavio Rizzo further analysed the climate around Minister
in the context of Italian inability to relate to diversity and "the emergence of institutional racism".
was elected to the European Parliament in the elections of 2014 as a candidate for the Democratic Party from the constituency of North-East Italy. She has since been serving on the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. In addition to her committee assignments, she currently serves as vice-chairwoman of the parliament's delegation to the ACP–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. She is also a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Integrity (Transparency, Anti-Corruption and Organized Crime).
was born in Kambove (Haut-Katanga District) in the Democratic Republic of Congo on 28 August 1964. She arrived in Italy with a student visa in 1983. She has been married since 1994 with an Italian engineer, Domenico Grisino, and has two daughters named Giulia and Maisha. She lives in Castelfranco Emilia. She has a degree in medicine and surgery from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome. She is a specialist in ophthalmology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
In 2013 Kenedy publicly smashed five bottles of red wine from one of his suppliers, Italian fine wine merchant Fulvio Bressan, on the street in front of the restaurant, in protest at a Facebook post by Bressan which used the racist epithet "sporca scimmia nera" about Italy's recently appointed minister for integration Cécile
. Kenedy described Bressan as "not only a racist" but "also a spineless one" after Bressan deleted the post to minimise its impact. Bocca di Lupo no longer stocks wine from Bressan.
In 2013, she joined The Wine Advocate team as the Italian reviewer. One of Larner's first changes at the publication was the addition of new regions to The Wine Advocate's "Vintage Chart" that lists the world's most cellar-worthy wines. In addition to Barbaresco, Barolo, Bolgheri, Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti Classico, Larner added Etna, Friuli, Taurasi, Trentino-Alto Adige and Valpolicella to the chart. In August, 2013, Larner sparked controversy for refusing to taste the wines of an Italian producer who had used racial slurs against Italy's first African-Italian Minister Cécile
In 2002 she founded the Association for Intercultural DAWA ("dawa" is a Kiswahili word meaning "medicine"), with the aim of promoting mutual understanding of different cultures and develop processes of awareness, integration and cooperation between Italy and Africa, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo where
focuses mostly her efforts. Since September 2010 she has been the national spokesperson of the Italian association "March First" that works to promote the rights of migrants. She collaborates with various organizations and associations in national campaigns on the rights of citizenship. She collaborates with many Italian magazines, including "Combonifem" and "Corriere Immigrazione", an online newspaper and a weekly journal on the culture of Italy of the present and future.
In January 2013, the Hospital of Padua recognized same-sex parents for the first time in Italy. The Hospital replaced the words "mother" and "father" with the gender-neutral word "partner". In August 2013, a Venice city councillor proposed to replace the word "mother" and "father" in local documents (on local school premises) with the words "parent 1" and "parent 2" ('Genitore 1' and 'Genitore 2'). The project ignited a debate in which the Minister of Integration, Cécile
, intervened and praised the bid. The motion was later not pursued. The Venice proposal then arrived in Bologna, where the executive body of the city proposed an alternative resolution, replacing "mother" and "father" with "parent" and "other Parent" ('Genitore ' and 'Altro Genitore').
Lega Nord rejects all charges of xenophobia, instead claiming that the North is the victim of discrimination and racism. After more than 15 years of government by Lega Nord, the Province of Treviso is widely considered the place in Italy where immigrants are best integrated. Similar things can be said about the city of Verona, governed by Flavio Tosi, who evolved from being a hardliner to be one of the most popular mayors of Italy. Moreover, the first and only, so far, black mayor in Italy belongs to the League: Sandy Cane (whose mother is Italian and father is an African American) was elected mayor in Viggiù in 2009. In an interview with "The Independent", Cane said that the League does not include racist or xenophobic members. She eventually left the League in 2014. More recently, Hajer Fezzani, a Tunisian-born lapsed Muslim, was appointed local coordinator in Malnate, Souad Sbai, president of the association "Moroccan women in Italy" and former deputy of The People of Freedom, joined the party, and, most notably, Tony Iwobi, a Nigerian-born long-time party member, was appointed at the head of the party's department on immigration ("Tony will do more for legal immigrants in a month than what
has done in an entire life", Salvini said during the press conference).
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