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Israel reaches deal with UN to scrap plan to deport African migrants

JERUSALEM — The Israeli government announced on Monday that it has reached a landmark agreement with the United Nations to scrap its contested plans to deport African asylum seekers and would resettle many of them in Western countries instead. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said the...
Posted On 02 Apr 2018

Pope Francis baptizes Nigerian migrant-hero at Easter Vigil

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Saturday urged Catholics to not remain paralyzed in the face of the injustices around them as he baptized eight adults, including a Nigerian beggar who became a hero in Italy for having disarmed a thief with his bare hands. In an Easter Vigil homily, Francis challenged Catholics to...
Posted On 31 Mar 2018

Inspirational: How sports help African migrants who trekked to Spain

Karim and Yves trekked for years through Africa from Cameroon before arriving in Spain where they now play football and rugby, realising a life-long ambition even if their daily lives are still a struggle. They’re not the only ones to have stepped onto Spanish shores with dreams of making it big in the...
Posted On 28 Mar 2018

What the death of Senegales street hawker tells us about Madrid’s Lavapiés

Leo Wiggen-Bush, a one-time resident of Lavapiés fears the persecution of street vendors is linked to the gentrification of one of Madrid’s most multicultural districts.   You feel a true sense of community when walking down Calle Argumosa, past the metro station and up towards the plaza where the West...
Posted On 21 Mar 2018

Spain: 6 arrested in Madrid protest over Senegalese death

Spanish authorities arrested six people during a violent protest in Madrid over the death of a Senegalese street vendor, police said Friday, adding 10 officers were injured. The clashes on Thursday evening in Lavapies, a district in the centre of the Spanish capital with a large immigrant population, saw angry...
Posted On 17 Mar 2018

Pope visits southern Italy to honor popular saint, Padre Pio

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, Italy — Pope Francis on Saturday traveled to southern Italy to honor a hugely popular Italian saint, Padre Pio, praying silently before a glass display case holding the mystic monk’s body in a shrine town that draws millions of pilgrims each year. Francis took a helicopter from the...
Posted On 17 Mar 2018