human trafficking

 
This is what life is like in the world's last country to ban slavery
This is what life is like in the world's last country to ban slavery
In 1981, Mauritania made slavery illegal, the last country in the world to do so. Nonetheless, tens of thousands of people – mostly from the...
Football’s dashed hopes: The teenagers sold a Premier League lie
Football’s dashed hopes: The teenagers sold a Premier League lie
Like thousands of football-mad teenagers in Mali, Aboubacar Sidibé dreamed of one day playing for Chelsea. So when a football manager...
Eritrea's new normal: The tragedy and the struggle for change
Eritrea's new normal: The tragedy and the struggle for change
Thousands of African refugees and migrants are trapped in Libya, where they are exposed to enslavement, torture and rape. A vast network of...
Ukuthwala: The sex trafficking scandal devastating rural South Africa
Ukuthwala: The sex trafficking scandal devastating rural South Africa
“Back home in the Eastern Cape, ukuthwala is normal and has always been, so long as one has the means to pay lobola and if the girl's family...
A tale of human traffickers and Libyan slave markets
A tale of human traffickers and Libyan slave markets
Hundreds of African refugees are being bought and sold in "slave markets" across Libya every week, a human trafficker has told Al Jazeera, with...
Modern day slavery: 'The girls trust the traffickers more than anyone'
Modern day slavery: 'The girls trust the traffickers more than anyone'
Thousands of women and girls are being trafficked to Italy from Nigeria, into a life of forced prostitution. 
Landmark human trafficking, sexual slavery judgment upheld
Landmark human trafficking, sexual slavery judgment upheld
The landmark 2014 judgment that sent a wealthy Mpumalanga timber tycoon, Lloyd Mabuza, to prison for eight life terms, has been upheld by the North...
 'Juju curse' binds trafficked women into sex slavery
'Juju curse' binds trafficked women into sex slavery
Every night as dusk falls in Piazza Gastone in the Noce district of Palermo, a tall, imposing Ghanaian woman dressed in traditional West African...
Human trafficking, especially for labour, is rife in SA
Human trafficking, especially for labour, is rife in SA
South Africa has never prosecuted a high-level human-trafficking syndicate, despite being internationally regarded as being an “ideal location”...
Trafficked to Turin: the Nigerian women forced into sex work abroad in Italy
Trafficked to Turin: the Nigerian women forced into sex work abroad in Italy
It’s just after 9pm when the first Nigerian women start to appear on the streets of Asti, a small city near Turin in northern Italy. Some stand...
Nearly 250 000 slaves in South Africa, according to Global Slavery Index
Nearly 250 000 slaves in South Africa, according to Global Slavery Index
There are an estimated 248 700 modern slaves in South Africa, according to the Global Slavery Index report released on Tuesday.
Femicides rock Mexican tourist haven
Femicides rock Mexican tourist haven
Quintana Roo is Mexico’s sunshine state, a booming tourists’ playground that draws record numbers of holidaymakers to its golden beaches, coral...

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