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Say No To Slave Trade/Human Trafficking

Say No To Slave Trade/Human Trafficking

I am still in shock over the way and manner West African migrants are being bought and sold openly in modern-day slave markets in Libya. Those gory images are utterly heartbreaking, tragic and agonizing. I saw pictures and videos of human beings (able-bodied) broken, brutalised, abused and in some extreme cases they had their vital organs

Still On Trans-Sahara Slave Trade

In recent years, tens of millions of Africans including Nigerians have fled areas afflicted with famine, drought, persecution, and violence. Ninety-four per cent of them remain on the continent, but each year hundreds of thousands try to make it to Europe. The Mediterranean route has also become a kind of pressure-release valve for countries affected

Dogara Tasks Buhari to lead fight against human trafficking, slavery

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, on Thursday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to lead the fight against the trafficking of black Africans and modern-day slavery, particularly in Libya. There is a growing trend of migrants, who get trapped in Libya, being sold off by trafficking gangs in the North African country. Reports indicate

Henry Okah Challenges Conviction In South Africa

The self-acclaimed leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Henry Okah, Tuesday challenged his trial and conviction at the South African Constitutional Court, in a last-ditch attempt to walk away as a free man. Mr Okah was sentenced to 24 years’ imprisonment in 2013 after being convicted on 13 counts

BREAKING: Uhuru Kenyatta sworn in as Kenyan president

Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday was sworn in for a second term as president of Kenya, after a bruising election process that has left the nation deeply divided. Kenyatta, 56, took two oaths of office as his second five-year term was sealed by the signature of Chief Justice David Maraga. An election victory in August was

Zimbabwe adopts Mugabe’s birthday as national holiday

Zimbabwe has officially declared February 21 to be Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day, thereby making the former president’s birthday a public holiday.   The BBC reports the new President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is expected to form a cabinet this week.   Mr. Mugabe resigned last week after a military intervention and days of mass protests.

Mugabe Finally Bows to Pressure, Resigns As Zimbabwe President

Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe Tuesday, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda announced, bringing the curtain down on a 37-year reign. Mugabe was swept from power as his autocratic rule crumbled within days of a military takeover. “I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my