The strange link between Eritrean authoritarianism and human trafficking in the Sinai

By IAfrica
In South Africa
Jul 31st, 2014

Thousands of people leave Eritrea every month, desperate to escape that country’s oppressive regime. But braving trigger-happy border guards is just the first hurdle. Incredibly vulnerable, Eritrean refugees are prime targets for trafficking and extortion rings, a lucrative sideline that helps fuel organised crime and political instability as far away as Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. By SIMON ALLISON for ISS TODAY.

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