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Immigration, race flashpoints in Italian election

International | A drive-by shooting of migrants has turned into a major campaign issue
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/13/18, 01:32 pm

A drive-by shooting targeting African migrants in Italy has fueled a nationwide debate about immigration and race ahead of the country’s general election on March 4.

In a retaliatory attack, 28-year-old Luca Traini on Feb. 3 shot six people from Africa in the streets of Macerata. Days before, authorities arrested a Nigerian immigrant accused of killing and dismembering an 18-year-old Italian woman.

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South Sudan’s rival groups sign Christmas Eve cease-fire

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/22/17, 10:40 am

South Sudan’s rival factions on Thursday agreed to a new cease-fire that will begin on Christmas Eve. It’s the latest attempt to end a civil war in the world’s youngest nation that has killed tens of thousands of people. South Sudan’s government and armed groups signed the agreement during peace talks in Ethiopia, where they agreed to end hostilities, freeze military positions, and release prisoners of war.

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UN works to send home Libya’s stranded migrants

International | New effort arises after news video of slave auction
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/05/17, 02:33 pm

The United Nations migration agency will send home an additional 15,000 migrants from detention camps in Libya before the year ends, the agency announced Friday.

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