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Over 40 million modern-day slaves globally.

The revelation that migrants are being sold as slaves in Libya is not an isolated case: More than 40 million people were estimated to be victims of modern slavery in 2016.

- The Daily Star - LB

Libya slave auctions: 'Everybody knew'.

World leaders may have been quick to voice outrage over video footage of Libyan slave auctions, but activists raised the alarm months ago – and their warnings fell on deaf ears.

- The Daily Star - LB

New study concludes Europe's Mediterranean border remains 'World's deadliest'.

Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Afghanistan, Chad, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Libya, Morocco, Niger, Spain, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, World Relying on analysis of IOM, the report states that at least 33,761 migrants were reported to have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean between ...

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Opinion: Libya slave trade shows how Africans are treated as subhuman.

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 merchandise, writes DW's Fred Muvunyi.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Libya slave auctions: 'Everybody knew'.

Paris, France, Nov 24 - World leaders may have been quick to voice outrage over video footage of Libyan slave auctions, but activists raised the alarm months ago , and their warnings fell on deaf ears. Aid workers, rights groups and analysts say they had been shouting about rape, torture and forced work for thousands

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Africa and EU summit This WEEK.

Billed as a new partnership, the EU and Africa summit in Abidjan will focus on youth and jobs. The gathering takes place against the backdrop of migratory flows towards Europe and reports of open slave auctions in Libya.

- EU Observer - EU

Around 1,500 Migrants have been Rescued in the Last Three Days in the Mediterranean.

A woman was found dead on a deserted vessel during a rescue operation by sea, east of Libya, the organization SOS Meditation reported. A total of about 1,500 migrants have been rescued in a dozen operations conducted in the last three days in international waters, not far from Libya. The woman's body was found in an ...

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Libya Says It Is Investigating Slave Trade Reports.

Libyan officials say they are investigating a CNN television report that African migrants are being sold as slaves. Tens of thousands of migrants reach Libya each year in the hope of crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Most have given all they have to pay smugglers on the Northern African coast for sea passage. ...

- Voice of America - US

Libya and ICC: not indicting Khalifa Haftar makes mockery of international justice.

The Libyan warlord and presidential hopeful looks likely to avoid a summons to The Hague.

- The Conversation - UK

Libyan Government Says It Is Investigating Slave Trade Reports.

Libyan officials say they are investigating a CNN television report that African migrants are being sold as slaves. Tens of thousands of migrants reach Libya each year in the hope of crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Most have given all they have to pay smugglers on the Northern African coast for sea passage. ...

- Voice of America - US

EU working without 'letup' to help migrants in Libya.

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.

- EurActive - UK

Rwanda Offers to Host African Migrants Stranded in Libya

The gesture could partly reverse the northward odyssey of African migrants seeking new lives in Europe.

- International NY Times - US

Rwanda reacts to slave auctions by opening its doors to African migrants

Rwanda has offered to provide refuge to as many as 30,000 African migrants suffering slave-like conditions in Libya, the foreign ministry announced Wednesday.

- France24 - FR

Rwanda offers to shelter African migrants abused in Libya

The government said Rwanda 'cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated and auctioned off like cattle'

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Libya's U.N.-backed regime investigating African migrant slave market reports

TRIPOLIReuters 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 ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Outrage across Africa after report exposes slave trade in Libya

President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou is demanding the ICJ investigate Libya for trading slaves.         

- USA TODAY - US

News24.com | EU working without 'letup' to help migrants in Libya

The EU has said 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.

- News24.com - ZA

'Where is the world?': Libya responds to slave sales outrage

Libyan officials have denounced the migrant slave auctions exposed in a CNN investigation, but claim more support is required from the global community to tackle the issue.

- CNN Top Stories - US

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.

- Reuters - US

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 Daily Star - LB

Rwanda may resettle 30,000 migrants from Libya

Land-locked Rwanda on Thursday said it may take in some 30,000 migrants stuck in Libya. Rwanda's foreign affairs minister Louise Mushikiwabo told Rwandan media that talks are currently under way with the African Union Commission. "What I expect and know is that Rwandans will welcome these people," she said. A ministry ...

- EU Observer - EU

Rwanda offers to shelter African migrants abused in Libya

Rwanda is offering to host some of the African migrants who reportedly face abuse in Libya.

- FOX News - US

Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants

Rwanda says it cannot stand by as Africa migrants are "auctioned off like cattle" in Libya.

- BBC - UK

Islamic State makes a comeback in Libya

Key Points Since March 2017, the Islamic State has increased the pace of its operations in Libya, indicating that its attempt to regroup in the country after the loss of its stronghold in Sirte in December 2016 is succeeding. The likely incorporation into the group of former Ansar al-Sharia

- Jane’s - US

France calls urgent UN meeting over Libya slavery

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.

- EurActive - UK

Rwanda offers to take in 30,000 Africans abused in Libya

A recent report showed smugglers in Libya are auctioning migrants off as slaves.

- Daily Nation - KE

News24.com | Rwanda offers to take in Africans abused in Libya

Rwanda is willing to provide refuge to as many as 30 000 African migrants suffering abuse and slave-like conditions in Libya, the foreign minister says.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Egypt destroys 10 SUVs carrying arms on Libya border: army

The Egyptian army has destroyed 10 sports utility vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition on the Libyan border, a statement says.

- News24.com - ZA

France Seeks UN Meeting on Apparent Slave Auctions in Libya

France is seeking an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to discuss the alleged sale of African migrants as slaves. President Emmanuel Macron called the video footage aired last week by U.S. news network CNN "scandalous" and "unacceptable." "It is a crime against humanity," Macron said after meeting with African ...

- Voice of America - US

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.

- France24 - FR

Cameroon migrants tell of Libya's slave market hell

- France24 - FR

Rwanda offers to take in Africans abused in Libya

A recent report showed smugglers in Libya are auctioning migrants off as slaves.

- Daily Nation - KE

'Horrified' by Libya slave trade, Rwanda offers refuge to African migrants wishing to leave the country

Rwanda's foreign minister said the government was considering taking in as many as 30,000 people stuck in Libya after leaving their countries to find passage to Europe.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

France tells Libya to act over migrant 'crimes against humanity'

France demanded Libya respond after a video appearing to show African migrants sold as slaves in the country sparked outrage, with French officials even raising the prospect of sanctions against Libya during a United Nations session Wednesday.

- FOX News - US

Shocked by slave auction scenes, Rwanda offers to take in 30,000 Africans 'held captive' in Libya

Rwanda is willing to provide refuge to as many as 30,000 African migrants suffering abuse and slave-like conditions in Libya, the foreign minister told AFP ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Our aim in Libya is to close detention centers, Mogherini

'Help 15,000 people return home and save lives'

- ANSA - IT

Slave trade in Libya: outrage across Africa

Media reports about alleged migrant slave markets in Libya have resulted in strong reactions across the continent. African politicians demand an investigation and the prosecution of those responsible.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

France calls UN Security Council emergency meeting over Libya slave-trading

France has called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss slave-trading in Libya. It follows reports of Africans being auctioned at markets to North African buyers.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

France calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya slavery

France called Wednesday for a meeting of the U.N. Security Council to discuss slave-trading in Libya following video footage showing Africans being auctioned off in the war-torn country.

- The Daily Star - LB

News24.com | 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.

- News24.com - ZA

Migrants sold into slavery in Libya tell of 'total hell'

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, Nov 22 - 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 ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Mali blames West for chaos in Libya

Mali's foreign minister Abdoulaye Diop told the EU in Brussels that the lack of vision and planning following the Nato-led bombing campaign in Libya helped trigger the current migration and security crisis.

- EU Observer - EU

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.

- The Daily Star - LB

France calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya slavery

PARIS, Nov 22 — France called today 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...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Head of Libyan oil company honored in London

Upon receiving accolades from a British energy publication, the head of Libya's oil company said progress over the last 12 months has been extraordinary.

- UPI - US

Mugabe, like Mobutu and Gaddafi, clung on knowing he had to go

It was merely a matter of time before the erstwhile liberation fighter transformed himself into a tragic figure

- Daily Nation - KE

A Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Could Unite Bannon Loyalists and Neocons

Curt Mills Politics, North America Is Mike Pompeo the consensus man of the Right? If you had to create a conservative American politician in a test tube, you might come up with Mike Pompeo, the director of the CIA. The fifty-three-year-old Pompeo is a valedictorian graduate of West Point, a Harvard-trained lawyer and former ...

- The National Interest - US

US Launches New Airstrikes Against Islamic State in Libya

The U.S. military has launched new airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Libya, officials tell VOA. U.S. Africa Command spokesperson Robyn Mack said the strikes occurred on November 17 and 19 near Fuqaha “in coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord .”      Another military official ...

- Voice of America - US

U.S. says airstrikes kill over 100 al-Shabab militants in Somalia after earlier attacks in Libya

Reflecting stepped-up targeting of extremists in Africa, the U.S. military said airstrikes killed more than 100 militants in Somalia on Tuesday and hit Islamic State ...

- The Japan Times - JP

World community has 'collective responsibility' to stop human trafficking, support victims

Source: UN Secretary-General Country: Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syrian Arab Republic, World UN chief highlights the urgent need to protect the human rights and dignity of migrants and to stop criminals and terrorists from preying on vulnerable populations.SG/SM/18793-SC/13082-HR/5376 Following are UN Secretary‑General ...

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