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Govt Calls for AU-EU Declaration On Slave Trade in Libya

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama has called for a joint declaration by the African Union and European Union on the issue of slave trade and other crimes against humanity in Libya. (AllAfrica)


Trafficked Nigerians' Route to Slavery, Deaths in Libya, Mediterranean

[Vanguard] Almost one month after 26 women and girls, believed to be Nigerians, were allegedly murdered while attempting to cross the Mediterranean, the news has continued to send shock waves across the country. The news was swiftly followed by the report that hundreds of Nigerians, among many other trafficked Africans, stranded in Libya on their way to Europe, are being traded as slaves. (AllAfrica)


Libya, a Country With No Borders, but Slave Markets

[Vanguard] The plight of immigrants in the African country of Libya has of late been of concern as the world arose from the slumber it has been for ages. We have just accepted that African migrants, desperately seeking to cross over to Europe, are not only dying in the Mediterranean Sea, but a sizeable number of them are traded as slaves in open markets in Libya. (AllAfrica)


EU, African Leaders Back Migrant Evacuation Plan in Libya As Summit Closes

[Deutsche Welle] Up to 700,000 African migrants are trapped in detention camps in Libya, the head of the African Union's commission says. EU and African leaders said they plan to devise "longer-term solutions for the migration issue." (AllAfrica)


150 Nigerians Return From Libya

[This Day] The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday received 150 Nigerians who voluntarily returned from Libya at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. (AllAfrica)


Abidjan Summit - Questions Remain Over How Libya 'Task Force' Will Operate

[RFI] Questions are being asked about how exactly the UN, the African Union and the European Union will execute the gargantuan task of repatriating as many as half a million sun-Saharan migrants in Libya. (AllAfrica)


Continent's Editors Hope for New Era in Zimbabwe

[SANEF] The African Editors Forum (TAEF) has welcomed the political change in Zimbabwe and has expressed hope that the presidency of Emmerson Mnangagwa will usher in a new era for media freedom in Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)


EU, Africa Leaders to Speed Up Repatriation of Migrants From Libya

[VOA] African and European leaders agreed to speed up efforts to repatriate thousands of migrants stranded in Libya, some in unspeakably brutal conditions. (AllAfrica)


Zuma Condemns 'Scourge of Modern Day Slavery' in Libya

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has condemned the "scourge of modern day slavery" in Libya and has called on other world leaders to do the same. (AllAfrica)


Abidjan Summit - Joint Task Force to Be Launched to Free Migrants

[RFI] A task force to free migrants illegally detained in Libya backed by both the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) is to be set up "in a matter of weeks". The new strategy was announced in the Ivorian city of Abidjan at the AU-EU summit. (AllAfrica)


'Seven Things Done to Ensure Stranded Citizens Return From Libya'

[Premium Times] The presidency on Wednesday released a statement on the efforts of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to resolve the migrant crisis affecting Nigerians. (AllAfrica)


Evacuation of Migrants to Start 'Within Days' - France's Macron

[Deutsche Welle] Evacuations of migrants stranded and abused in Libya are to begin within "days," says French President Emmanuel Macron. He says Tripoli, African and EU leaders have agreed on an emergency plan at their summit in Abidjan. (AllAfrica)


'Nigeria Must Cut Ties With Xenophobic SA, Slavery Libya'

[CAJ News] Abuja -A Nigerian non-governmental organisation has called on the West African country to recall its ambassadors to Libya and South Africa over allegations of slave trade and xenophobia respectively. (AllAfrica)


South Africa Denounces Slave Trade in Libya

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -SOUTH Africa is committed to eradicating human trafficking and support international efforts to bring perpetrators to justice, an official said in response to allegations of slave trade in Libya. (AllAfrica)


Libya Slavery - We'll Not Take Lightly Maltreatment of Our Citizens - - ECOWAS

[Premium Times] ECOWAS on Wednesday said it would not take lightly the maltreatment of its citizens across countries in Northern Africa. (AllAfrica)


Govt Evacuates 7,250 Migrants

[Daily Trust] The Federal Government has said that it has evacuated 7,000 migrants, with additional 250 arriving Nigeria today. (AllAfrica)


Senate Debates Alleged 'Sale' of Nigerian Migrants in Libya

[Premium Times] The Senate on Wednesday debated the alleged auction of Africans, mostly Nigerians, in the North African country of Libya. (AllAfrica)


Slavery Auction - Senate Urges Govt to Summon Libyan Ambassador to Nigeria

[Daily Trust] The Senate on Wednesday, urged the Federal Government to summon Libyan Ambassador to Nigeria on slavery auctions of Nigerians in Libya. (AllAfrica)


Buhari - Nigerians Being Sold Like Goats in Libya

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to a recent footage on the sale of Africans in Libya, saying it is appalling that some Nigerians are being sold "like goats for few dollars" there. (AllAfrica)


Libya's Planned Transit Centre Would Keep Migrants From Risky Mediterranean Crossing - UN Agency

[UN News] The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed the decision by the Libyan authorities to set up a "transit and departure facility" in Tripoli for refugees and migrants in need of international protection - an initiative that offers viable alternatives to their dangerous journeys along the Central Mediterranean route. (AllAfrica)


AU-EU Meeting Must Tackle Libya Slave Trade

[CAJ News] Abidjan -LEADERS attending the fifth African Union - European Union (AU-EU) summit in the Ivory Coast have been urged to address alleged slave trade in Libya. (AllAfrica)


The Alarm Bell Is Ringing - Gambians and Other Migrants in Libya

[Foroyaa] The alarm bell has been ringing. Governments in Africa are told that crimes against humanity are being committed in Libya. Murder, rape, torture and slavery are being alleged. The AU has to take the situation of migrants in Libya as an emergency, requiring extraordinary measures. Maximum effort should be made to restore the viability of the Libyan state so that civil rights would be respected. The AU should be seen to give support to aggrieved migrants, who have returned to provide evidence so that those w (AllAfrica)


OPEC Meets on Crucial Decision That Will Impact Nigeria, Libya

[Premium Times] Nigeria may have to amend its 2018 budget proposals following reported moves by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, to cap the country's oil output at 1.8 million barrels per day. (AllAfrica)


Buhari Finally Speaks On Video of Nigerians Being Sold As Slaves in Libya

[Premium Times] Weeks after CNN started airing videos of many Africans including Nigerians being sold as slaves in Libya, President Muhammadu Buhari finally spoke on the incident. (AllAfrica)


France Calls for Sanctions Against Human Traffickers

[VOA] 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 in that country. (AllAfrica)


Group Condemns Human Trafficking, Slave Trade of Nigerians in Libya

[This Day] Members of Neo Black Movement (NBM) of Africa has joined numerous organisations and individuals in the world in condemning the human trafficking and slave trade of Nigerians and other African countries in Libya. (AllAfrica)


Evacuate Migrants Enslaved in Libya, Urges France's Macron

[Deutsche Welle] African migrants trapped in Libya must be "evacuated," says French President Emmanuel Macron. Bound for the EU-Africa summit, he told Burkina Faso students that migrant trafficking was a "crime against humanity." (AllAfrica)


AU/EU Summit - Libya's Modern Slavery, Western Sahara Tensions Under Scrutiny in Abidjan

[Daily Maverick] 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. (AllAfrica)


Fake Coastguards, Taxi Cabs Fuel Libya's Slave Trade

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -"They hang you from the ceiling by (your) arms and legs and then throw you down to the floor" (AllAfrica)


Libya Slave Trade Shows How Africans Are Treated As Subhuman

[Deutsche Welle] 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. (AllAfrica)


UN Plan for Post-Conflict Transition in Libya Makes Headway, Security Council Told

[UN News] The political process for a successful post-conflict transition in Libya has made significant headway over the past two months, the United Nations envoy for the North African country said Thursday. (AllAfrica)