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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

UPDATE: 403 Nigerians evacuated from Libya

Jude Johnson  The concerted efforts to evacuate Nigerians trapped in slave camps in Libya is yielding a result with 403 of the migrants returned safely back to the country. An official from National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) who claimed anonymity informed Global Sentinel about the return of 144 Nigerians

Slave trade: Another batch of 394 Nigerians evacuated from Libya

  Jude Johnson  The concerted efforts to evacuate Nigerians trapped in slave camps in Libya is yielding result with almost 400 of the migrants returned safely back to the country. A source within the National Commmission for Refugees informed Global Sentinel about the return of 144 Nigerians from Libya on Tuesday evening at 6.45

Photospeak: Another 242 Nigerians arrive from Libya

Jude Johnson  Another set of 242 Nigerians have from Libya in line with the efforts of the federal government to intervein in the deadly migrant crisis at the Mediterranean sea crossing. This brings to a total of almost 1000  Nigerians deported in the last one month with the arrivals of 254, 259,149

Libya migrants: Emergency evacuation operation agreed

An urgent evacuation plan has been devised for migrants facing abuse in Libyan detention camps. It was drawn up at an African Union-European Union summit in Ivory Coast. Libya's UN-backed administration joined the agreement, but has only limited control over the territory, raising questions about how it will work in practice. The migrants

Buhari breaks silence on Nigerians’ slavery ordeal in Libya

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. According to a statement by the presidency, Mr. Buhari condemned the act in Cote d’ Ivoire on Tuesday night at an interactive session with members of the Nigerian Community. Mr.

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