Thursday, June 19, 2008


News article from the BBC.  It appears that Sierra Leone will start to crack down on Nigerians illegal in the country.

Our correspondent says thousands of Nigerians live all over Sierra Leone, many running shops in business district of the capital, Freetown.

But many Sierra Leoneans regard them with suspicion as they believe they are involved in crime, especially drug dealing or con tricks - known as 419 scams, he says.

Sounds very similar to the situation faced by undocumented immigrants in the US.  I wonder if there is a propaganda machine similar to FAIR over there pumping out misinformation.

Our reporter says the news of the crackdown has prompted fear among the large Nigerian community - many fearing it may prompt xenophobic attacks.

Yet another similarity to the United States and ICE with their stepped up raids.


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