Repatriated migrants say traffickers in Libya work with a network of taxi drivers who are supposed to transfer released migrants to camps - but they are often resold.
Fake Coastguards, Taxi Cabs Fuel Libya's Slave Trade
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 27 November 2017
"They hang you from the ceiling by (your) arms and legs and then throw you down to the floor" Read more »
Migrants at a Tripoli camp (file photo).
Dozens of Migrants Drown Off Libya, but Hundreds Rescued
Deutsche Welle, 25 November 2017
The Libyan coast guard has saved 200 people in two rescue operations off western Libya, but found that dozens more have drowned. In a separate effort, French NGO SOS Mediterranee… Read more »
AU/EU Summit - Libya's Modern Slavery, Western Sahara Tensions Under Scrutiny in Abidjan
Daily Maverick, 28 November 2017
The theme is, as usual, worthy. But the real interest is also, as usual, the drama on the margins. That's how summits work, at least in Africa. By PETER FABRICIUS. Read more »
France Calls for Sanctions Against Human Traffickers
VOA, 29 November 2017
The plight of migrants in Libya was the focal point of a U.N. Security Council meeting Tuesday after CNN aired shocking footage of African migrants apparently being sold as slaves… Read more »
Libya Slave Trade Shows How Africans Are Treated As Subhuman
Deutsche Welle, 24 November 2017
The slave auctioning of Africa migrants in Libya shows how humans are deprived of all dignity. We should renounce all forms of ideology and prejudice that reduce people to… Read more »
Why Slavery in Libya is a Pan African Problem
New Times, 24 November 2017
Last week, an American television broke the appalling story about the ongoing auction of African immigrants in Libya, in a modern-day open door slave market. Read more »
Protests took place outside Libyan embassies in several African capital cities while politicians are demanding an investigation and the prosecution of those involved. Read more »
The government's intervention follows a UN report that the immigrants, most of them from West Africa, are being sold openly in modern-day slave markets in Libya. They are ... Read more »
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