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Africans in Italy

Anastasia and Emma tie the knot in Vicenza

Anastasia Chinelo Okafor and Emmagnus Ebele Umeh, both from Nigeria, recently tied the knot in Vicenza.

The ceremony which took place at St. Pius Catholic Church, was conducted by Fr. Stephen Amfuo, the Parish Priest.

He told the new couple that marriage was instituted by God and should be respected, adding that they must love each other. “Love leads to a successful marriage,” he said.

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Orlu Divisional Union Pesaro/Urbino to be launched

The Orlu Divisional Union Pesaro/Urbino is inviting the public to the official inauguration of their Union and the launch of their Almanac (2012 Calendar) in Trasani.

The party will be held on 8th October from 15:00, at the K2 Dancing Hall, Via Alberto Tacomucci, 7, Trasani di Urbino.

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Deporting Tina to Nigeria “equivalent to a death sentence” - Barducci

Andrea Barducci, President of the Province of Florence has backed the campaign to stop removal of a woman who was raped and tortured in Nigeria.

Tina Richard, 28, has been denied asylum in Italy and risks expulsion. “Expulsion of Tina Richard would be equivalent to a death sentence,” Mr. Barducci said.

He said it is not the first time that the Province of Florence is campaigning against violations of human rights. It has played a key role in defending the rights of Palestinians and the Saharawis. The province also played a key role in the campaign to save Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani from being stoned to death in Iran. “We will do the same to try to save Tina Richard’s life,” Mr. Barducci said.

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300 Africans victims of conmen who promised jobs and permits

At least 300 Africans in Bari were conned during the last regularization exercise.

The conmen used to ask each irregular immigrant between 2,500 and 4,000 Euros to help them find jobs and obtain the Permit of Stay for work.

Three years ago when the government decided to regularize domestic workers in the country, the conmen approached their victims promising to find them employers and help them apply for regularization.

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Nigerian victim of rape and torture denied asylum in Italy

A woman who was raped and tortured in Nigeria has been denied asylum in Italy. Tina Richard, 28, is from Kanu.

EveryOne Group, a humanitarian organization assisting Tina in Italy said that she grew up in a Christian family and fled to Italy at the age of 15 after a powerful and wealthy man who wanted to marry her by force killed her parents.

Tina received help from the local bishop of Kanu and arrived in Italy for the first time in 1998. A year later, however, she was deported to Nigeria having been caught living illegally in the country.

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