Mauritanian presidential hopeful arrested amid fears of political foul play

Campaigners voice concern over imprisonment of anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid on eve of legislative elections A prominent Mauritanian anti-slavery activist has been taken into custody before legislative elections next month in what rights groups fear is a politically-motivated move to silence opposition. Biram Dah Abeid, who heads Mauritania’s Initiative for the Resurgence of the Read more about Mauritanian presidential hopeful arrested amid fears of political foul play[…]

Seven smugglers arrested in Spain

  Spanish police arrested seven members of an Iraqi-Albanian gang allegedly having smuggled refugees and migrants from Albania, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Syria to the United Kingdom. The migrants were hidden in containers in Northern Spain’s ports of Santander and Santurtzi that would then be boarded onto regular ferries going to Europe. The whole criminal Read more about Seven smugglers arrested in Spain[…]

Italy’s orange harvest makes healthy migrants sick

The orange harvest draws migrant workers to southern Italy in the wintertime. Once there, the squalid living and working conditions make most of them sick, reports Sara Manisera from Rosarno. The roads that cross Calabria’s Gioia Tauro Plain are narrow and winding. They are embedded in endless fields of citrus groves. There are few old Read more about Italy’s orange harvest makes healthy migrants sick[…]