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Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants

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France calls urgent UN meeting over Libya slavery

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France calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya slave auctions

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France seeks UN Security Council meeting on migrants in Libya

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Ivorian migrants confirm existence of Libya's migrant slave markets

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Paul Pogba dedicates goal to migrants sold as slaves in Libya

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Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants
Rwanda has offered to give refuge to around 30,000 African migrants stuck in Libya often in enslaved conditions. It comes in the wake of a video, released by CNN last week, showing men being auctioned off as farm workers. “Given our own history… we cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated and auctioned off like cattle,” the foreign ministry said   Read More ...
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Rwanda offers to host African migrants stranded in Libya
NEW YORK — In an unusual gesture that could partly reverse a more familiar northward odyssey toward Europe, Rwanda offered Thursday to house or help repatriate some of the thousands of African migrants being held in Libya and reportedly auctioned there as slaves. A statement from the country’s Foreign Ministry said Rwanda was “horrified” that “African men, women, and children who were on the road to exile have been held and turned into slaves   Read More ...
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EU to step up migrant rights training for Libyan coastguard
ROME (AFP) - The EU's anti-trafficking operation is working to train Libya's coastguard on how to respect the human rights of migrants recovered at sea, the mission's commander said Thursday. The operation, dubbed Sophia, was created two years ago to combat human trafficking in the Mediterranean, and has rescued about 42,000 people attempting the perilous crossing from Africa to Europe since then   Read More ...
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'Horrified' Rwanda offers to host African migrants facing slavery in Libya
In an unusual gesture that could partly reverse a more familiar northward odyssey toward Europe, Rwanda offered on Thursday to house or help repatriate some of the thousands of African migrants being held in Libya and reportedly auctioned there as slaves. A statement from the country's Foreign Ministry said Rwanda was "horrified" that "African men, women and children who were on the road to exile have been held and turned into slaves   Read More ...
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Libya’s U.N.-backed regime investigating African migrant slave market reports
TRIPOLI. Reuters. Libya’s U.N.-backed government said on Thursday it was investigating reports of African migrants being sold as slaves and promised to bring the perpetrators to justice. Footage broadcast by CNN appearing to show African migrants being traded in Libya sparked an international outcry and protests in Europe and Africa. “There have been direct instructions issued to form an investigative committee so as to uncover the truth and to capture the wrongdoers, and those responsible, and put them before the judiciary,” Libyan Interior Minister Aref al-Khodja told journalists in Tripoli   Read More ...
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EU to step up migrant rights training for Libyan coastguard
The EU's anti-trafficking operation is working to train Libya's coastguard on how to respect the human rights of migrants recovered at sea, the mission's commander said Thursday. The operation, dubbed Sophia, was created two years ago to combat human trafficking in the Mediterranean, and has rescued about 42,000 people attempting the perilous crossing from Africa to Europe since then. "We have arrested 119 alleged smugglers, destroyed boats, (and) trained 201 coastguard personnel," Italian admiral Enrico Credendino said on the sidelines of a seminar on migration and security in Rome   Read More ...
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Libya promises to investigate slave trade allegations
Interpol announces trafficking arrests; migrants from across Africa have landed in Libyan camps Libya's UN-backed government said on Thursday it was investigating the reports of slave trading that have caused international revulsion, promising to bring any perpetrators to justice. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been among world leaders expressing horror after footage broadcast on CNN of the bidding and sale of migrants seeking a better life   Read More ...
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EU working without 'letup' to help migrants in Libya
Brussels - The EU said on Thursday it is working without "letup" for a durable solution to the plight of migrants in Libya, adding it shared French President Emmanuel Macron's anger over slave markets there. The US network CNN triggered a wave of condemnation when it aired footage last week of an apparent auction where black men were presented to North African buyers as potential farmhands and sold   Read More ...
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Libyan government says investigating migrant "slave market" reports
TRIPOLI - Libya's U.N.-backed government said on Thursday it was investigating reports of African migrants being sold as slaves and promised to bring the perpetrators to justice. Footage broadcast by CNN appearing to show African migrants being traded in Libya sparked an international outcry and protests in Europe and Africa. "There have been direct instructions issued to form an investigative committee so as to uncover the truth and to capture the wrongdoers, and those responsible, and put them before the judiciary," Libyan Interior Minister Aref al-Khodja told journalists in Tripoli   Read More ...
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'Where is the world?': Libya responds to outrage over slave auctions
Libyan officials have denounced the migrant slave auctions , but claim more support is required from the global community to tackle the issue. The United Nations-backed Libyan Government of National Accord, or GNA, said it's keen to address violations against illegal immigrants but called upon regional and global partners to provide assistance. Libya "is going through difficult times which affected its own citizens as well   Read More ...
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Libyan government says investigating migrant "slave market" reports
Libya's U.N.-backed government said on Thursday it was investigating reports of African migrants being sold as slaves and promised to bring the perpetrators to justice.The CNN video showed what it said was an auction of men offered to Libyan buyers as farmhands and sold for $400, appearing to confirm earlier reports of the existence of markets for trading migrants in Libya   Read More ...
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[WATCH] Rwanda offers refuge to 30,000 African migrants in Libya
(Photo: Fox News) Rwanda has offered to give refuge to about 30,000 African migrants stuck in Libya in enslaved conditions. This came in the wake of a video released by CNN last week, which showed men being auctioned off as farm workers. “Given our own history… we cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated and auctioned off like cattle,” said the foreign ministry   Read More ...
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Libyan government says investigating migrant 'slave market' reports
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya’s U.N.-backed government said on Thursday it was investigating reports of African migrants being sold as slaves and promised to bring the perpetrators to justice. Footage broadcast by CNN appearing to show African migrants being traded in Libya sparked an international outcry and protests in Europe and Africa. “There have been direct instructions issued to form an investigative committee so as to uncover the truth and to capture the wrongdoers, and those responsible, and put them before the judiciary,” Libyan Interior Minister Aref al-Khodja told journalists in Tripoli   Read More ...
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Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants
Rwanda has offered to give refuge to around 30,000 African migrants stuck in Libya often in enslaved conditions. It comes in the wake of a video, released by CNN last week, showing men being auctioned off as farm workers. "Given our own history... we cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated and auctioned off like cattle," the foreign ministry said   Read More ...
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Libyan government says investigating migrant 'slave market' reports
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's U.N.-backed government said on Thursday it was investigating reports of African migrants being sold as slaves and promised to bring the perpetrators to justice. Footage broadcast by CNN appearing to show African migrants being traded in Libya sparked an international outcry and protests in Europe and Africa. "There have been direct instructions issued to form an investigative committee so as to uncover the truth and to capture the wrongdoers, and those responsible, and put them before the judiciary," Libyan Interior Minister Aref al-Khodja told journalists in Tripoli   Read More ...
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Outrage across Africa after report exposes slave trade in Libya
Who's the highest bidder? 800 Dinar! 1,000 Dinar! 1,100 Dinar! In the end, the winning bid is 1,200 Libyan Dinar — the equivalent of $800 (€680). A done deal; however, this isn't just any auction for a car or a piece of art. What's being sold here is a group of frightened young men from Sub-Saharan Africa. The low-resolution images, apparently taken at a market in Libya earlier in 2017 were shown on the U   Read More ...
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"عطل محرج" يلغي عملية لسفينة حربية بريطانية
قالت صحيفة "ذي تايمز" إن إحدى السفن الحربية الأكثر تطورا في بريطانيا ألغت مهمة في الخليج وعادت إلى البلاد بعد تعطلها. وواجهت السفينة الحربية "إتش إم إس دايموند"، وقيمتها مليار جنيه إسترليني، عطلا محرجا للبحرية البريطانية، إذ عانت السفينة الحربية من مشاكل مع المروحة، التي فشل الطاقم في تثبيتها داخل البحر. ويعد هذا التعطل الأحدث من نوعه الذي يواجهه أسطول البحرية الملكية البريطانية المكون من 6 مدمرات من صنع شركة "بي إيي إي" سيستمز" وشركة "رولز رويس"   Read More ...
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الاتحاد العالمي لعلماء المسلمين "إرهابي" دعمه بن لادن
في إطار جهودها لمحاربة التطرف، أعلنت السعودية ومصر والبحرين والإمارات عن إضافة 11 شخصا إلى قائمة الإرهاب الممول من قطر، بالإضافة إلى كيانين بينهما الاتحاد العالمي لعلماء المسلمين، وهو كيان لقي دعما من زعيم القاعدة السابق أسامة بن لادن وقطر حسبما كشفت مؤخرا وثائق كشفت عنها الاستخبارات الأميركية. وكشفت الوثائق التي نشرت في منتصف نوفمبر الحالي، رسالة كتبها بن لادن بخط يده، دعت إلى دعم إنشاء ما سماه الاتحاد العالمي لعلماء المسلمين، وأعرب عن ثقته في استجابة قطر لتعليماته حول تبني المشروع وتمويله والإعداد لإنشائه   Read More ...
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البحث في تداعيات اختطاف عناصر الأطقم الأجنبية العاملة بمحطة أوباري الغازية
بحث نائب رئيس المجلس الرئاسي لحكومة الوفاق الوطني “عبد السلام كاجمان” الأربعاء، مع رئيس مجلس إدارة الشركة العامة للكهرباء “عبد المجيد حمزة” تداعيات اختطاف عناصر من الأطقم الأجنبية العاملة بمحطة أوباري الغازية، إضافة إلى المختنقات التي تواجه الشركة العامة للكهرباء من ناحية الإجراءات المالية وتقدير الصعاب لاستكمال المشاريع المتعاقد عليها مع الشركات الأجنبية. وعبر “كاجمان”، خلال اللقاء الذي عقد بديوان رئاسة الوزراء، عن استيائه من اختطاف العناصر الأجنبية التركية والجنوب أفريقية، مما تسبب في تأخر الانتهاء من إنجاز المحطة الغازية وأدى إلى تفاقم العجز في توليد الطاقة الكهربائية لمناطق الجنوب خاصة وليبيا بشكل عام   Read More ...
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يوتيوب ينشر خطة جديدة لحماية الأطفال
يجري موقع يوتيوب تغييرات كبيرة بعد موجة الانتقادات التي تعرض لها على وسائل الإعلام والشبكات الاجتماعية بخصوص عرضه محتوى مزعج يستهدف الأطفال. ونشرت الشركة المملوكة لشركة قوقل، مقالا يوضح بالتفصيل خططه الجديدة لمعالجة هذه المشكلة. وتأتي هذه التحديثات بعد تقارير إعلامية أفادت بوجود مقاطع فيديو مزعجة ومسيئة بالنسبة للأطفال مثل شخصيات ديزني وهي تستخدم بنادق. ولحل هذا المشكل، يخطط يوتيوب لإضافة المزيد من الإشراف البشري على محتواه وتوسيع نطاق استخدامه لتكنولوجيا للكشف عن المحتوى غير اللائق   Read More ...
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وفاة "غامضة" لأميركي بعد عودته من كوريا الشمالية
عُثر على جثة مشتعلة قرب سان دييغو بجنوب غرب الولايات تعود لرجل يبلغ الثامنة والثلاثين كان قد أُطلق سراحه من كوريا الشمالية بفضل تدخل الرئيس الأميركي الأسبق جيمي كارتر عام 2010، وفق ما ذكرت السلطات. ووفاة إيغالون غوميز يبدو أنها ناجمة عن انتحار أو حادث، وسيحدد تقرير نهائي أسبابها بعد انتهاء الفحص الطبي. وقالت الشرطة الثلاثاء إن أحد عناصرها الذين لم يكونوا بالخدمة، شاهد الرجل وقد اشتعلت النيران بجسده ليل الجمعة السبت الفائت   Read More ...
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فرنسا تدعو مجلس الأمن للإجتماع بشأن معاملة المهاجرين في ليبيا
قال وزير الخارجية الفرنسي جان ايف لو دريان الأربعاء إن بلاده دعت إلى اجتماع لمجلس الأمن الدولي لبحث معاملة المهاجرين في ليبيا وسوف تطلب فرض عقوبات إذا لم تتحرك السلطات الليبية بشأن هذا بحسب رويترز. وقال لو دريان إنه يريد من المنظمة الدولية للهجرة ووكالة اللاجئين التابعة للأمم المتحدة نشر التفاصيل بخصوص تهريب المهاجرين في ليبيا. وأضاف أن السلطات الليبية فتح تحقيق لتحري الوقائع بعدما جرى تنبيهها عدة مرات وإذا لم يكن نظام العدالة الليبي قادرًا على المضي في هذا الإجراء فينبغي لنا عندئذ فتح الباب أمام عقوبات دولية   Read More ...
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جامعة الزيتونه تنظم ملتقى اعلامي حول اخلاقيات المهنة
تنظم كلية الفنون والإعلام جامعة الزيتونة بترهونة خلال شهر ديسمبر القادم ملتقى اعلامي احول اخلاقيات المهنة تحت شعار (نحو إعلام يجمع ولا يفرق ). ويناقش هذا الملتقى الإعلامي قضية اخلاقيات المهنة بمشاركة حشد من اساتذة الاعلام بكليات مختلف الجامعات الليبية ومسؤولي الاعلام والصحفيين ولاعلاميين والمختصين والجمعيات والمؤسسات المهتمة بهذا المجال . ويتناول الملتقى سبل ايجاد الية لتوحيد الخطاب الاعلامي وفق اخلاقيات المهنة فأخلاقيات المهنة هي الاساس بل هي شرط وجوب في مهنة لابد من ان تكون لها قدسيتها ومن خلال اعتماد ميثاق شرف المهنة بما يمكن الاعلاميين من أداء دورهم في عملية تقريب وجهات النظر وتحقيق المصالحة الشاملة   Read More ...
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المجلس الأعلى للدولة ينفي التوافق مع مجلس النواب علي مقترح بعثة الأمم المتحدة
أكد المجلس الأعلى للدولة علي دعمه للعملية السياسية والتزامه بالعمل علي إنجاح مفاوضات تعديل الاتفاق السياسي التي يرعاها الممثل الخاص للأمين العام للأمم المتحدة "غسان سلامة " بما يحقق توافقا وشراكة كاملة بين طرفي الاتفاق نافيا التوافق مع مجلس النواب علي مقترح البعثة الأممية لتعديل الاتفاق. وأبدي المجلس اندهاشه من وصف بعثة الأمم المتحدة لمقترح رئيسها بشأن تعديل المواد المتعلقة بالسلطة التنفيذية في الاتفاق السياسي " بالصيغة التوافقية "   Read More ...
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جرم صغير غامض يزور مجموعتنا الشمسية
رصد علماء فضاء جرمًا صخريًا غامضًا مستطيلاً على شكل سيجار يرجّح أن يكون من مجموعة شمسية أخرى، يثير اهتمام الباحثين الراغبين بجمع أي معلومات ممكنة عن المجموعات الشمسية الأخرى. ويفتح رصد هذا الجرم الغامض نافذة للعلماء لدراسة تشكّل مجموعات شمسية في مجرّة درب التبانة بحسب مجلة «نيتشر» البريطانية. وأطلق على هذا الجرم اسم «أومواموا»، وهو بطول 400 متر وعرض حوالي أربعين، وفقًا لوكالة الأنباء الفرنسية   Read More ...
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Video Of Migrants Sold In Apparent Slave Auction In Libya Provokes Outrage Worldwide
After a video surfaced showing migrants apparently being sold at auction in Libya, people worldwide have been calling for action. Last week, CNN published a report on modern slavery in Libya, featuring a video that reportedly was shot in August and appeared to show a man selling African migrants for farm work. “Big strong boys,” the man said in the video, according to a CNN narrator   Read More ...
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Egypt destroys 10 SUVs carrying arms on Libya border: army
Cairo - The Egyptian army destroyed 10 sports utility vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition on the Libyan border, it said in a statement on Wednesday. "The air force has dealt a new blow to smugglers and infiltrators across the border," preventing them from bringing weapons and ammunition into Egypt, army spokesperson Tamer al-Refai said in a statement posted on Facebook   Read More ...
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France calls urgent UN meeting over Libya slavery
PARIS (AFP) - France on Wednesday called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over slave-trading in Libya as President Emmanuel Macron blasted the auctioning of Africans as a crime against humanity. "France decided this morning to ask for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss this issue," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told parliament. "We are doing it as a permanent member of the Security Council   Read More ...
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France calls for UN Security Council meeting on Libya slave auctions
(CNN)French President Emmanuel Macron called the sale of migrants at slave auctions in Libya "a crime against humanity" and vowed to press for sanctions. France has requested an "urgent" meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss this treatment of migrants in Libya, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. France will advocate for international sanctions against Libya if its justice system fails to act, he said   Read More ...
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The Latest: Macron denounces sale of migrants in Libya
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): French President Emmanuel Macron has denounced as a "crime against humanity" the auctioning of migrants in Libya as recently seen in video footage. Macron said Wednesday that "what has been revealed ... definitely falls into the category of trafficking of human beings." The video, broadcast last week on CNN, showed the bidding and sale of migrant men   Read More ...
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France calls urgent UN meeting over Libya slavery
PARIS: France on Wednesday (Nov 22) called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over slave-trading in Libya as President Emmanuel Macron blasted the auctioning of Africans as a crime against humanity. "France decided this morning to ask for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss this issue," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told parliament. "We are doing it as a permanent member of the Security Council   Read More ...
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Migrants sold into slavery in Libya tell of 'total hell'
Around 600 Ivorian migrants are being flown home from Libya this week with a first tranche of 150 arriving in Abidjan on Monday Around 600 Ivorian migrants are being flown home from Libya this week with a first tranche of 150 arriving in Abidjan on Monday (AFP Photo/ISSOUF SANOGO) Abidjan (AFP) - Survivors of slave auctions in Libya have described a "total hell" that they wouldn't wish on their "worst enemy" as global outrage grows over footage showing migrants being sold off in the war-torn country   Read More ...
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EU, AU seek to increase efforts to deal with situation of migrants in Libya
BRUSSELS, Nov 22 (KUNA) -- The European Union and the African Union agreed Wednesday to step up their efforts to improve the appalling situation of migrants in Libya. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union, told a press conference after meeting EU High Representative Federica Mogherini in Brussels that smuggling really is the most shocking aspect of the migration problem   Read More ...
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France calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya slave auctions
France on Wednesday called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over slave-trading in Libya as President Emmanuel Macron blasted the auctioning of Africans as a crime against humanity. "France decided this morning to ask for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss this issue," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told parliament. "We are doing it as a permanent member of the Security Council   Read More ...
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Migrants sold into slavery in Libya tell of 'total hell'
ABIDJAN (AFP) - Survivors of slave auctions in Libya have described a "total hell" that they wouldn't wish on their "worst enemy" as global outrage grows over footage showing migrants being sold off in the war-torn country. "We were slaves," said Moussa Sanogo, a migrant who flew back to Ivory Coast from Libya this week after surviving regular beatings and forced labour in the fields   Read More ...
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France seeks UN Security Council meeting on migrants in Libya
France has called for a United Nations Security Council meeting on the treatment of migrants in Libya and will seek sanctions if Libyan authorities do not take action, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday. Le Drian said he wanted the International Organization for Migration and the U.N. Refugee Agency to publish details about the trafficking of migrants in the country   Read More ...
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Biker groups flourish in post-Gaddafi Libya
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Donning leather and helmets (sometimes), they roar along Libya’s hair-raising, potholed roads on carefully polished Harley Davidsons and Kawasakis. Part of a growing scene, there are now hundreds of bikers in Tripoli alone who come from all walks of life. One is the imam of a local mosque, another a 60-year-old mechanic who lived nearly three decades in Texas   Read More ...
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Migrants sold into slavery in Libya tell of ‘total hell’
Survivors of slave auctions in Libya have described a “total hell” that they wouldn’t wish on their “worst enemy” as global outrage grows over footage showing migrants being sold off in the war-torn country. “We were slaves,” said Moussa Sanogo, a migrant who flew back to Ivory Coast from Libya this week after surviving regular beatings and forced labour in the fields   Read More ...
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France calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya slavery
Paris, France | AFP | France called Wednesday for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss slave-trading in Libya following video footage showing Africans being auctioned off in the war-torn country. “France decided this morning to ask for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss this issue,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told parliament   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Slavery | 
Places: Africa |  Uganda |  N Africa |  Maghreb |  Libya |  France |  Paris | 
Migrants sold into slavery in Libya tell of 'total hell'
Abidjan - Survivors of slave auctions in Libya have described a "total hell" that they wouldn't wish on their "worst enemy" as global outrage grows over footage showing migrants being sold off in the war-torn country. "We were slaves," said Moussa Sanogo, a migrant who flew back to Ivory Coast from Libya this week after surviving regular beatings and forced labour in the fields   Read More ...
Categories: Society & Culture | 
Tags: Social Issues |  Migrants |  Slavery |  Slaves | 
Places: Africa |  South Africa |  N Africa |  Maghreb |  Libya |