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‘I’m holding my death certificate’

International | Shiite Muslims fear extermination in Nigeria
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/06/18, 03:15 pm

ABUJA, Nigeria—Nigerian security forces last week shot and killed 42 members of a Shiite Islamic movement during a violent crackdown on protests in the nation’s capital. The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) staged a religious procession to coincide with a three-day protest demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky.

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The undeniable Venezuelan migrant crisis

International | UN official confirms thousands of Venezuelans are leaving each day amid a global migration wave
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/09/18, 03:01 pm

About 5,000 Venezuelans are leaving their country every day in the largest population movement in Latin America’s recent history, Filippo Grandi, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, told the UN executive committee last week.

The startling figure brought renewed attention to Venezuela’s growing migration crisis, an emergency the government has refused to acknowledge.

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Judge stops end of special immigration protections

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/04/18, 10:35 am

The Trump administration condemned a federal judge’s ruling to stop the government from ending protection for immigrants from four countries in turmoil. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen ordered the administration to temporarily stop its plan to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. The protection program began in 1990 to aid migrants from countries battling natural disasters or war. Some 300,000 migrants are in the United States on TPS.

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