What you need to know about the slave trade in Africa and Libya — November 27, 2017

Slave trade is considered to be the worst trade human beings have ever encountered. That is why it was abolished several decades ago by governments and institutions across the world. However this inhumane phenomenon is back. Situated at the north east of Africa Libya is becoming the turntable of the modern slave trade. How does…Read more

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500 rescued, 40 arrested in Interpol-led human trafficking bust in Africa – November 25, 2017

By Brooks Hays – Updated Nov. 24, 2017

Nov. 24 (UPI) — Some 500 victims, including 236 minors, have been rescued in a human-trafficking bust led by Interpol in Africa.

The mission was carried out over five days simultaneously in Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. Police arrested 40 suspected traffickers.

“In addition to arrests, this operation has opened a number of ongoing investigations to further disrupt the crime networks involved in trafficking in human beings, emphasizing the effectiveness of such operations via [Interpol’s] international network,” Yoro Traore, police inspector with the Interpol National Central Bureau in Bamako, Mali, said in a news release.

The mission was dubbed Operation Epervier and was organized under the Sahel Project, an initiative investigating organized crime in the Sahel region of northwest Africa. The German Foreign Office funded the initiative.

Traffickers arrested during this month’s operation are accused of forcing humans into labor. Some victims were forced to beg on the streets, while others were forced into prostitution.

One 15-year-old female was intercepted by police before traffickers could sell her into forced labor. The teenager was found with just a trash bag full of her possessions.

Another 16-year-old female was promised paid work to support her family, but was forced into prostitution.

“The results of this operation underline the challenge faced by law enforcement and all stakeholders in addressing human trafficking in the Sahel region,” said Innocentia Apovo, criminal intelligence officer with Interpol’s Trafficking in Human Beings Unit.

European and African authorities have been working to ramp up coordinate investigations of human trafficking and other forms of organized crime.

Early this month, France called on the U.N. Security Council to hold an emergency meeting to address allegations of slave markets operating in Libya.

The advocacy group Human Rights First estimates that there are 24.9 million victims trapped in the modern slave trade. The majority of these victims are forced into labor or the sex trade.

Source: upi.com

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Disturbing New Video Shows Real Life Slave Trade, Humans Being Bought & Sold in the Open — November 20, 2017

Footage from hidden cameras shows young refugees being auctioned off for as little as $400, after they were kidnapped from Libya and Niger…..Read more & videos

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Tackling Modern Slavery in the Hotel Industry — November 9, 2017

By Isobel Archer, Shiva Foundation Following the implementation of legislation such as the UK Modern Slavery Act (2015) and California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (2010), modern slavery has come to the forefront of the minds of senior executives in business. With an ever increasing number of governments (Australia, Hong Kong, France, Netherlands) facing calls…Read more

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Health Ranger: To end human suffering, we need to fight for LIBERTY (Podcast) — October 23, 2017

(Natural News) If you want to end human suffering, the leftist liberal approach of giving everybody more and more handouts is a TRAP. The real solution to ending human suffering is an expansion of LIBERTY. Big Government suffocates human freedom, destroys economic opportunities, crushes small businesses and turns citizens into entitlement “beggars” who are dependent…Read more & podcast

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Survivors’ Solutions: The Value of Survivors’ Voices in the Antislavery Movement — Oktober 13, 2017

By Andrea Nicholson Slave narratives have long been a valuable tool in abolitionism; the pamphlets, papers, art, lectures and writings by abolitionists, slaves and amanuenses during the 19thcentury were central to galvanising the abolitionist movement and effecting change. These collections continue to inform our perspectives of slavery today, with historic narratives providing a basis upon…Read more

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40 MILLION IN MODERN SLAVERY AND 152 MILLION IN CHILD LABOUR AROUND THE WORLD #Achieve87 — September 19, 2017

New York, 19 September 2017 – New research developed jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has revealed the true scale of modern slavery around the world. The data, released during the United Nations General Assembly, shows that more than 40…Read more

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