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UN: Sale of Migrants as Slaves in Libya May Be Crime Against Humanity

NEW YORK — The sale of migrants into slavery in Libya may amount to crimes against humanity, the United Nations Security Council said Thursday, voicing "grave concern" after footage appearing to show Africans being auctioned there sparked global outrage. The 15-member council unanimously adopted a formal statement calling on Libyan authorities to

UN to Cameroon: End torture by security forces in the fight against Boko Haram

Jude Johnson  The United Nations (UN) Committee against Torture has urge. Cameroon to act swiftly on the recommendations published on Wednesday to put an end to the widespread use of torture by security forces fighting Boko Haram. This was disclosed in a statement by the Amnesty International said. The Committee expressed deep concerns about the use of

France Invites US to Dec. 13 Summit on Boosting Fight Against W.African Militants

French President Emmanuel Macron, center left, speaks with Morocco's King Mohammed VI, center right, during a group photo at an EU Africa summit in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. The  French President Emmanuel Macron fears Islamist militants have scored military and symbolic victories in West Africa while a

Sierra Leone sacks police, army chiefs

Move comes after allegations that security forces are being biased in favor of ruling party ahead of 2018 elections By Alpha Kamara The government sacked the police and army chiefs Thursday following several allegations that security forces were being biased in favor of the ruling party ahead of the 2018 elections. The State House, however,