Posts Tagged ‘Spain’

Amaechi denies claims by IPOB that he was beaten in Spain

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 7, 2019
Contrary to claims by the Indeginous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has denied that he was beaten by members of the group in Spain. According to the minister, he was protected by the Spanish police from those he described as “misinformed miscreants”. It would be recalled that the spokesman of […]

Catalan separatist leaders handed jail terms for independence bid

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 14, 2019
Protesters have hit the streets in north-eastern Spain after the country’s Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine of the 12 accused Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison. The 12 were accused of sedition over their roles in the region’s 2017 failed bid for independence. Protesters blocked five regional roads across […]

Spain: PM Sanchez’ socialist party wins, needs coalition

by Ikokwu Ikembaon April 29, 2019
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s Socialists have won snap elections without the necessary majority to govern solo in a fragmented political landscape marked by the far-right’s entry into parliament. The results raise the specter of another period of instability for Spain, with Sanchez depending on alliances with hostile rivals in an environment that has soured […]