Human trafficking

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jun 2nd, 2014
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By William Davison, Bloomberg Sintayehu Beyene left Ethiopia planning to earn money to begin a carpentry business — he ended up captive in Yemen where Kalashnikov-wielding traffickers stole what little he owned. Grabbed from a boatload of migrant workers as it landed on a Yemeni shore, he says ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 18th, 2014
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At UN, 24 Countries Seek Investigation (Geneva, March 17, 2014) – Members of the UN Human Rights Council called on Egypt and Sudan on March 14, 2014, to investigate and prosecute traffickers for kidnapping, torturing, and killing refugees in the Sinai Peninsula, Human Rights Watch said today. The 24 ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 12th, 2014
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Human Rights Watch report says state authorities have either turned a blind eye or colluded with perpetrators An Eritrean man shows the wounds he says traffickers inflicted on him in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula to force him and his relatives to pay ransom for his release. Photograph: Tome Dale for HRW Hu...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 4th, 2013
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ICER International Commission on Eritrean Refugees ICER  STATEMENT MARC H 4, 2013    Volume 1,   Number 1 STATEMENT FROM  ICER The President of  Eritrea’s Letter on Human Trafficking to The Secretary General of the UN We note that a letter signed by the President of Eritrea addressed to the Mr. Ban K...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Oct 26th, 2012
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  Osezua Osolase preyed on young orphans An ‘evil’ Nigerian people smuggler who used witchcraft rituals to force terrified children to work as sex slaves has been convicted of trafficking and rape. Young victims were raped, sexually abused and subjected to voodoo-style rituals once in the clutch...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Oct 5th, 2012
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By Mirjam van Reisen A new report titled ‘Human Trafficking in the Sinai. Refugees between Life and Death’ sheds new light on the devastation caused by the trafficking in the Sinai. Hostages are killed unless they collect exorbitant ransoms from relatives, which can go up to USD 35,000 or even more. ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Sep 30th, 2012
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By Abebe Aynete The recent unsuccessful story in Ethiopia has related with the highest influx of economic migrants to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (GCC). The Gulf Cooperation Council countries comprise Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain. Female economic migrants in these...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Sep 12th, 2012
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By David Knox CNN continues its “Freedom Project” campaign against Modern Day Slavery with the documentary A Stand in the Sinai, featuring CNN correspondent Fred Pleitgen. African refugees, mostly from Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea, face a dangerous journey crossing Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula as they seek...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 22nd, 2012
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An Ethiopian woman told Melbourne police she escaped abuse Wednesday evening after officers found her at Melbourne First Baptist church on Dairy Road. According to police records, investigators suspect she may be a victim of human trafficking. She was carrying an Ethiopian passport and was not injure...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Jul 6th, 2012
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In Cape Town’s latest case of human trafficking, a young woman was allegedly kept captive in a Brooklyn wendy house for seven months and forced into prostitution and drug addiction. This week the city’s Vice Squad removed the 23-year-old woman, along with a 19-year-old woman, from the residence. It’s...