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West African slavery lives on, 400 years later

Blessing was only six when her mother arranged for her to be an unpaid housemaid for a family in Abuja, on the promise they...

Released Mauritanian anti-slavery activists to continue fighting

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Two anti-slavery activists freed from prison in Mauritania vowed an all-out fight to rescue their nation from one of the world's worst...

Migrants report torture, slavery in Algeria

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Dozens of Africans claim they were sold for labour and trapped in slavery in Algeria in what aid agencies fear may be...

AU urges Mauritania to crack down on slavery

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The African Union urged Mauritania to make a greater effort to eliminate slavery after the country handed out lenient sentences to a...

ISS: Libya’s slave trade shocks AU-EU leaders into action

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The warning bells had been sounding for months. In April this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned that its staff...

Video gives new prominence to charges of Libyan slave trade

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A video appearing to show men auctioned as slaves in Tripoli has put a long history of abuses against refugees and migrants...

France tells Libya to act over crimes against humanity

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France demanded an urgent UN Security Council session on human trafficking in Libya and raised the possibility of sanctions after a video...

Global leaders commit to eradicating modern slavery

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Global business tycoons and politicians from 48 countries committed to ending human trafficking, forced labour and modern slavery on Friday at a...

Rise in Nigerian sex slavery in Italy fuelled by violence and...

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When Nigerian teenager Beauty arrived in Sicily after crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa last year, she had only hours to phone...

Mauritania jails anti-slavery activists for up to 15 years

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A tribunal in Mauritania has sentenced 13 anti-slavery activists to up to 15 years in prison for their role in a riot...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...