17 West African, 1 Algerian migrants die in Sahara desert


File Photo: The bodies of illegal immigrant lie dead on the shore
The Nigerien authorities and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Monday in Niamey, announced the discovery of the bodies of 18 migrants in the Sahara desert.
Giuseppe Loprete, IOM Niger’s Chief of Mission, said the victims included 17 men and one woman, of different nationalities.
He said most of them were from West Africa, including Niger, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Central African Republic, Liberia, and Guinea, with one victim reportedly from Algeria.
Loprete said the death must have occurred while they were trying to reach Libya en route Europe, as a …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper