Outcry on Libya 'Slave Trade' - Why Now?
International organisations, politicians, and journalists have all reported the dire conditions facing African migrants in Libya from at least 2010. This new urgency can be attributed in part to the rise of new forms of organising for racial justice. Like the Black Lives Matter movement which has broadened the concerns of global racial solidarity not just in the U.S. where it was born, but also across other racially divided societies like South Africa and Brazil, writes Nanjala Nyabola for IRIN.
Migrants in Libya
Libya's Slave Trade Shocks AU-EU Leaders Into Action
ISS, 7 December 2017
The warning bells had been sounding for months. In April this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned that its staff in Niger and Libya had 'documented… Read more »
Slavery in Libya, 21st Century Style - Thanks to Barack Obama
Daily Maverick, 6 December 2017
Whenever I find myself distraught, helpless and angry, I tend to turn to poetry to find solace. Also because at times poetry can simply express your most inner feelings in such a… Read more »
Dealing With Libya's Slave Trade Could Be At the Risk of the Area's 'Stability'
Daily Maverick, 7 December 2017
In what has become a characterising feature of Libya's zero-sum political landscape, it appears that a bid to curtail the deplorable practice of slavery could come at the expense… Read more »
Govt Summons Representative in Libya Over Slave Trade
This Day, 7 December 2017
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, Wednesday said the federal government had summoned Nigeria's Charge D' Affairs in Tripoli, Libya to come and brief it on… Read more »
Rescued From Libya, Jobless Senegalese Migrants Likely to Return
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 5 December 2017
Senegal has some of the highest numbers of young men who get trafficked, imprisoned and sold in lawless Libya while trying to reach Europe Read more »
Another 257 Nigerians Deported From Libya
This Day, 7 December 2017
More Nigerians have been saved from slavery and trafficking in war-torn Libya, as another 275 citizens were airlifted to the country a few hours after a batch of 144 Nigerians were… Read more »
African and European leaders have agreed to repatriate about 3,800 migrants in one camp near Tripoli as soon as possible but AU officials say there are as many as 42 camps across ... Read more »
The initiative, supported by the Italian government, will facilitate the transfer of thousands of vulnerable refugees. Read more »
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