Interpol arrests 40 human traffickers after Libya slave auction

November 23, 2017 10:30 pm
Interpol arrests 40 human traffickers after Libya slave auction

African refugees arrive at a naval base in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on October 11, 2017, after they were rescued from a rubber boat by coast guards off the Libyan coast of Sabratha. (Photo by AFP) At least 40 people have been detained during a swoop on human trafficking across West Africa, after […]

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres slams Libya slave auctions as ‘crime against humanity’

November 20, 2017 11:30 pm
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres slams Libya slave auctions as ‘crime against humanity’

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks as the Security Council holds a meeting at the United Nations in New York on September 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the reported auctions of African refugees in Libya as slaves amount to “crimes against humanity,” calling for […]

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News of Libya ‘slave market’ stirs controversy from African Union

November 19, 2017 10:50 am
News of Libya ‘slave market’ stirs controversy from African Union

A picture taken on March 31, 2017 shows West African refugees returning from Niger after fleeing violence in Libya by pickup truck in Agadez, in northern Niger, following their failed attempt to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea. (By AFP) News of black men being put on sale at […]

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UN refugee agency warns of abuse of Libyan refugees on shocking scale

October 17, 2017 2:20 pm
UN refugee agency warns of abuse of Libyan refugees on shocking scale

African refugees arrive at a naval base in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on October 11, 2017, after they were rescued from a rubber boat by coast guards off the Libyan coast of Sabratha. (AFP photo) The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned that thousands of Libyan refugees are currently living in […]

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