Posts Tagged ‘Migrants’

At least 58 People killed after a Boat Capsized off Mauritania, U.N. Says

by Precious Aniekwenaon December 5, 2019
A boat carrying at least 150 people approaching Mauritania, capsized in the Atlantic Ocean the U.N. agency said. The boat had been low on fuel while approaching the west African coast of Mauritania, the International Organization for Migration said in a statement. Survivors were being helped by the authorities in the northern city of Nouadhibou. […]

New migrant death exposes cruelty of Britain’s border

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 5, 2019
A Nigerian refugee in Calais, France, has died of smoke inhalation after lighting a fire inside his tent in a desperate bid to keep warm. His friend discovered the man’s body near the Des Huttes Road on Friday of last week. He was one of hundreds of refugees who are forced to sleep rough in […]

Why charismatic Christianity is popular with migrants ~ The Economist

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 3, 2019
It is a well-established fact among religion-watchers that charismatic forms of Christianity, including the Pentecostal churches, are the fastest-growing variety of the world’s largest monotheism. Another widely agreed statement: these churches’ success reflects their appeal to people in transit. That includes migrants from rural areas to big cities like São Paolo or Lagos, and travellers […]