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SA lags in preventing human trafficking – US State Department

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South Africa, according to a United States (US) Department of State report, does not fully meet minimum standards to eliminate human trafficking but makes...

African human trafficking fugitive nabbed in joint operation

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Kenyan police arrested a man sought in connection with human trafficking since 2017 in a joint operation with Dutch authorities and Interpol. 53-year-old John Habeta...

Eritrean trafficker on Dutch most wanted list

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Dutch prosecutors put Eritrean trafficker Kidane Zekarias Habtemariam on their most wanted list to try him for crimes related to alleged human smuggling. Kidane was...

In a first, US warns of dangers of systemic racism in...

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An annual US State Department report released on Thursday said discriminatory policies perpetuated human trafficking, drawing a link with systemic racism in the United...

Zulu embarks on human trafficking awareness campaign

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Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has embarked on a campaign aimed at raising awareness on human trafficking, among road users and communities of Colesberg...

Horror details emerge in human trafficking factory trial

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A witness in the trial of seven Chinese nationals facing human trafficking and child labour charges has detailed horrific working conditions and human right...

Human trafficking trial to get underway

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The formal trial of seven Chinese nationals arrested on alleged human trafficking and violation of South Africa’s labour laws is expected to start this...

Praise for Limpopo learner who invented anti-GBV tool

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Limpopo Education MEC Polly Boshielo has commended a learner who has invented a device to help curb human trafficking and gender-based violence (GBV). Bohlale Mphahlele,...

Human trafficking accused to appear in court

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The Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court is set to sit for the application for leave to appeal the bail conditions granted to seven Chinese nationals, arrested...

ISS: Movement should be safe for migrants; not profitable for smugglers

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As legal avenues for migration have shrunk due to COVID-19 related restrictions, movement has increasingly been facilitated by smugglers. Governments need to ensure their...

Human trafficking in Kenya

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Migrant workers lured by jobs in the Middle East are trafficked into forced labour and modern-day slavery by organised criminal networks. Illicit human movement networks...

ISS: East African human trafficking rings expand their operations

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Ninety-six Ugandan women, mostly children and youth, were stopped at Nairobi’s international airport in January en route to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for...

Rescuing trafficking victims in Malawi

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Human trafficking is a problem in Malawi with teenage boys forced to work as farm labourers and young women sexually exploited in nightclubs or...

Human trafficking crackdown in Niger

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Police in Niger rescued 232 human trafficking victims, including 46 under the age of 18, during an Interpol-supported operation targeting organised crime groups in...

Trafficking victims rescued in Mali

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Authorities rescued 64 victims of human trafficking and people smuggling during an Interpol co-ordinated operation in Mali. The victims – mostly women and girls –...

Chinese national nabbed for exploitation, human trafficking

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The Department of Employment and Labour’s Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) in Gauteng bust a Chinese factory involved in trafficking illegal immigrants and forced...

Trafficking sentence welcomed

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The SA government welcomed the six life sentences and an additional 129 years imprisonment for human trafficking and related charges handed down to convicted...

ISS: The perplexities of human trafficking in South Africa

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The extent of South Africa's human trafficking problem – also known as trafficking in persons – remains an ‘elusive statistical nightmare'. Available...

ISS: Better policing can help combat human trafficking

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Global statistics show that just two years ago, there were about 25 million labour trafficking victims in the world – 3.8 million...

Life sentence for human trafficker

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The Hawks on Tuesday welcomed the sentencing of Nombuyiselo Matini, 48, to life in prison by the Uitenhage Regional Court for human...

Egypt detains 75 people in human trafficking probe

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An Egyptian prosecutor has ordered the detention of 75 people following an investigation into suspected human trafficking, state media reported on Thursday. A...

Feature: Human trafficking – a network of misery

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Human trafficking is a global problem, with hundreds of thousands of people from Africa trafficked every year, but one programme provides hope. When seasonal rains...

Human trafficking suspects to appear in court

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Five suspects arrested for human trafficking are set to appear before the Newcastle Magistrate's Court on Monday morning. The five, aged between 18...

Migrant crisis fuels sex trafficking of Nigerian girls to Europe

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A promising student who dreamed of going to university, Mary was 16 when a woman approached her mother at their home and...

New German addition to EUNavFor Med

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The corvette Ludwigshafen was this week replaced as the German navy representative in the EUNavFor Med operation by the frigate Karlsruhe. She spent...

Human trafficking rife among displaced Kenyans, charity researchers say

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One in four internally displaced persons (IDP) surveyed in Kenya has been a victim or witness of human trafficking, the majority lured...

People-smuggling gangs net 6 billion euros in migrant traffic to Europe...

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People-smuggling gangs netted up to 6 billion euros ($6.6 billion) last year, most of it from the traffic of migrants into Europe,...

Slavery numbers in chaos, prolonging suffering for victims

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Governments worldwide have no hope of combating modern day slavery unless credible data is collected on the hidden crime so victims can...

Minister welcomes sentencing of human trafficker

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Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Advocate Michael Masutha, has welcomed the sentencing of Emmanuel Uche Odii to 30 years in prison. Odii, a...

Nearly 36 mln people are slaves, Qatar in focus: global index

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Almost 36 million people are living as slaves across the globe with an index on Monday listing Mauritania, Uzbekistan, Haiti, Qatar and...

Rwanda steps up human trafficking fight, rescues 150 victims

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Rwandan police have rescued more than 150 people from trafficking in the last four years, officials said on Wednesday, calling for greater...

UN agencies join forces to combat human trafficking and migrant smuggling

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The United Nations agencies that deal with helping refugees and with fighting crime signed a joint agreement today to work together more...

Human trafficking discovered at SA, Moz border: report

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Police discovered 20 children hidden in cardboard boxes and covered in blankets inside a truck at the border between Mozambique and South...

US rates itself on human trafficking

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More nations are fighting human trafficking, the United States said in a report that for the first time rated its own performance...

Egypt urged to step to combat human trafficking

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An independent United Nations human rights expert commended Egypt's efforts to combat human trafficking, while highlighting several challenges that need to be...

Human trafficking on the increase in Somaliland

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Officials in Somalia's self-declared independent state of Somaliland are concerned over a rise in human trafficking in the region. Children are mainly...

SA hub and destination for human trafficking: report

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South Africa continues to be a hub and destination for human trafficking and serious intervention is needed to curb this practice, says a...

Human trafficking Bill tabled

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The Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill has been tabled in the National Assembly. Legislation outlawing human trafficking is...

Unconstitutional changes in West African governments spark concern

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The recent resurgence of unconstitutional changes of government and other undemocratic practices in West Africa, especially the situation in Guinea, could have...

East Africa becoming a crime cauldron: UN

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Chaos in lawless Somalia is helping to transform East Africa into a major crime hub, with widespread trafficking in illegal drugs and...

Fight against human trafficking seeks to enlist firms

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An alliance against human trafficking and forced labour wants companies to examine whether they are indirect sponsors, with leaders at the Clinton...

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