Tag Archives: Italy

In Palermo, women are slaves to a dark underworld

by Sean Williams Sicily’s manic, multicultural capital is buckling under the weight of a migrant crisis. Meanwhile, a new criminal enterprise is laying roots in its ancient heart, working with Mafiosi to traffick drugs and women whose lives are being … Continue reading

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Arrests among the ranks of the Nigerian mafia on charges of human trafficking

10 April 2017 (translated from Italian using Google translator) Trafficking and drug dealing, prostitution, trafficking in human beings and falsification of documents some of these charges. In today’s morning at the Case prisons of Santa Maria Capua Vetere (CE), Arienzo … Continue reading

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UNIBEN’S Black Axe: An Emerging Drug Gang in Italy

February 8, 2017   Black Axe, a fraternity that was founded at the University of Benin in the 1970s, is on its way to becoming one of the leading drug gangs in Palermo, Italy. According to The Guardian UK, prosecutors … Continue reading

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Voodoo Rituals and violence. How the Nigerian mafia manages prostitution

By Tiziana Bagnato 6 January 2017 (Translated from Italian using Google translator)   We are used to seeing them beat on our roads. Undress even when temperatures touching zero, with a blank expression in his eyes, almost lost. They sell for … Continue reading

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Trafficking of Women and the Nigerian Mafia

4 January 2017 (Translated from Italian using Google translator)   “Black Axe” – the most powerful and feared Nigerian mafia that has taken root in Europe and controls, in addition to drug trafficking, the commercialization of the bodies of hundreds … Continue reading

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Sicily after dark: Where the refugee crisis meets the Mafia

January 05, 2017 Working together, the Cosa Nostra and Nigerian gangs are reshaping the drug and sex trades in one of African refugees’ biggest gateways into Europe. Will the alliance last – or will it erupt in violence? Eric Reguly … Continue reading

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Black Axe mafia gang suspects held in Italy

Nov 19, 2016 More than 20 alleged members of a feared Nigerian mafia gang called the Black Axe have been rounded up during raids in Italy. The suspects are accused of being involved in a catalogue of criminal activities, from … Continue reading

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Italy tackles Neo Black Movement Mafia

Italy is one of the very few countries that not only understands what the Neo Black Movement a.k.a. Black Axe is – a heinous mafia – but is also dealing with them appropriately. Another 20 assmen criminals were arrested.  

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NBM recognized as a mafia in Italy (La confraternita nigeriana dei Black Axe è ora ufficialmente una mafia in Sicilia)

Di Giulia Saudelli July 25, 2016 (translated with Google translator) For the first time a Sicilian court has acknowledged the existence of a foreign mafia on the island. Last week, in fact, the Palermo Court issued convictions for attempted murder, … Continue reading

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NBM, the Nigerian Mafia: three jailed in Italy (Mafia nigeriana, aggressioni col machete: a Palermo prime condanne per i boss)

21 July 2016The Neo Black Movement tarnishing the reputation of Nigerians worldwide! The self-proclaimed “glorious movement” NBM aka Black Axe has been all over the Italian media after a few assmen have been sent to jail in Palermo for serious … Continue reading

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