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Slave trade in Libya may be crime against humanity, UN warns

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday voiced “grave concern” about modern slavery in Libya, warning that the sale of migrants into slavery in the North African nation may amount to crimes against humanity. The 15-member council unanimously adopted a formal statement calling on Libyan authorities to investigate the reports of migrants being sold at […]

AU-EU summit calls for “investment” in youth

The 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire this week has fulfilled its promises. Attended by 83 Heads of State representing all African countries and 28 European countries, the high-level meeting on Wednesday has focus on economic opportunity for young people, as well as climate change issues, followed by sessions on […]

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Libya Slave Auction Draws Light to Continuing Dilemma of Black Population in Tindouf Camps, Mauritania

The abhorrent slave auction aired by CNN continues to ignite condemnation worldwide while drawing attention to the plight of thousands of black slaves who are being sold in markets in the Tindouf-run Polisario camps and in Mauritania. If slavery in Libya is a fallout of the state-collapse and the erosion of the rule of law, […]

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Rwanda agrees to resettle 30,000 African migrants trapped in Libya

The Rwandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday announced the government’s plan to resettle 30,000 African migrants trapped in Libya. The migrants – mostly from Nigeria, Senegal and Gambia – had fled conflict and economic instability, hoping to join Europe through the Mediterranean sea. According to Rwanda’s Foreign Minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, the government was ready […]

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Libya: Côte d’Ivoire repatriates 155 migrants after CNN footage sparks outrage

Some 155 Ivorian migrants in Libya have been flown back home on Monday night, visibly tired but relieved to be in their homeland, local media reported. The migrants will benefit from reintegration programs sponsored by the European economic aid, AFP reported. These 155 migrants are part of a group of 595 in total that the […]

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African Union Urges ‘Slave Market’ Probe in Libya

The African Union on Friday urged the Libyan authorities to investigate “slave markets” of black Africans operating in the conflict-torn nation, after the CNN aired footage of live auction in Libya where black youths are sold off for as little as $400 prompting outcry. Guinean President Alpha Conde, who is also chairman of the African […]

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Peace and Security top agenda of 4th Dakar International Forum

The 4th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa has kicked off on Monday in Senegal as the continent moves to assure its own security. The forum, held under the theme, “Current security challenges in Africa: towards integrated solutions”, focuses on the continent’s new strategic and security challenges and on new approaches on […]

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Libya: Brother of Manchester Arena Attack likely to be extradited

Counter-terrorism investigators in the United Kingdom have requested the extradition of the brother of Manchester suicide bomber waiting for his trial in Libya over conspiracy charges for the attack, which killed 22 people and wounded hundreds in the British city, reports say. Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson in charge of counter-terrorism investigations in Northwest England […]

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France to welcome 3,000 refugees from Africa by 2019

France will welcome about 10,000 refugees by 2019, President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday after meeting with the President of the UN High Commission for Refugees, Filippo Grandi. Out of the 10,000 refugees who will be granted asylum, 3,000 will come from sub-Saharan Africa. France will start “in the coming weeks” missions in Niger and […]

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Chad: African Union surprised at U.S. travel ban

The African Union on Tuesday condemned the latest United States (U.S.) travel ban which has included Chad. An executive orders signed by President Trump on Sunday has suspended business and tourist visas for Chadians. The move, according to Washington comes as Ndjamena fail to share terrorism-related and other crucial information requested by the U.S. Seven […]

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