Posts Tagged ‘Lebanon’

Hundreds wounded in weekend of Lebanon clashes [PHOTOS]

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 20, 2020
Lebanese anti-riot police dispersed stone-throwing protesters with tear gas in Lebanon’s capital on Sunday, as heavy rain capped a weekend of rare violence that wounded hundreds. Medics said 145 people were wounded in the latest clashes, taking the casualty toll to more than 530 in two days. Thick clouds of white tear gas billowed in […]

‘My waist beads saved me from rape in Lebanon’

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 18, 2020
“When I bought my waist-beads some two years ago, I did so because of fashion. But do you know that the beads eventually saved me from the hands of those who lured me to the far Lebanon for slavery related endeavours?” That was one of the narratives of 33-year-old Gloria Tayelolu Bright, an Eruku-born lady […]

Nigerian girl trafficked to Lebanon finally released

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 14, 2020
A trafficked Nigerian girl in Lebanon has been released by the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NDC). Chairman of NDC, Abike Dabiri-Erewa disclosed the development on her Twitter page on Monday night, even as she announced that the trafficker has been arrested. This is following a video which went viral on social media of Omolola crying out […]