As pilgrims from around the world symbolically stoned the devil on Monday in the last major rite of the hajj, the memory of a deadly stampede during last year’s stoning ritual remains all too real for Kassoum Kouanda.
Injured in the crush which killed his three companions and around 2,300 others, he vividly recalled the tragedy in an interview with AFP — and explained why his young wife is attending this year’s pilgrimage.
Kouanda, 50, of Burkina Faso in West Africa, is […]
Following the tragic death of Ronke Shonde, who was a victim of domestic violence, more and more women are sharing their own experiences. Below is Nkiruka’s survivor story as shared the post on Instagram.
“The domestic violent story that led to the death of Ronke Bewaija Shonde today broke my heart and took me back to memory lane. Yes that is my ex husband and I, I was just 19 years on that photo. you can see the innocence in my […]
Hamza Musa Kabir from Kano in northern Nigeria survived the massive stampede at the hajj by shedding his pilgrim’s garment after he was pinned under a man in the crush, which killed 769 people. Reflecting on the shocking events that unfolded on Thursday in Saudi Arabia, the 55-year-old tall, thin trader told his dramatic story to AFP’s Kano correspondent Aminu Abubakar, who also performed the pilgrimage:
“We set off at sunrise from Muzdalifah and marched towards the Jamarat,” the place in […]
Lasisi Akeem, the man in the white car that was almost crushed by the trailer that fell from the bridge in Ojuelegba, Lagos yesterday September 2nd.
He managed to escape from his car unhurt. He was full of praises to