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ISS Africa: Drug trafficking – is Benin under siege?

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Almost 42 tons of cocaine transited through or were intercepted in West African coastal states between 2019 and 2021, says the United Nations Office...

Human trafficking accused in court

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The Johannesburg Magistrates Court granted amendments to bail conditions to one accused and denied bail amendments to accused six of seven Chinese nationals arrested...

ISS: Global war against drugs reaches Kenya

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The first sentencing of a Kenyan on drug trafficking charges took place in New York on 16 August. Baktash Akasha, son of Akasha Abdalla,...

Traffickers used Russia’s World Cup to enslave us, say Nigerian women

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Blessing Obuson thought Russia’s soccer World Cup would be an opportunity to find a job and flew into Moscow from Nigeria last June on...

Nigeria/ Mali sex trafficking

As many as 20,000 women and girls are feared to have been trafficked from Nigeria to Mali where they are stranded after being forced...

Human trafficking reaching “horrific dimensions” – UN

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A new UN report shows human trafficking is on the rise and taking on "horrific dimensions", with sexual exploitation of victims the main driver. Children...

Human trafficking: 100 victims rescued in Sudan

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Sudan police rescued nearly 100 victims of human trafficking and migrant smuggling in an Interpol co-ordinated operation. Operation Sawiyan in August involved 200...

UK’s May pledges to help Nigeria get tougher on human trafficking

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British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Wednesday to help Nigeria clamp down on human trafficking to Europe and support victims of...

Migrant smuggling kingpin arrested

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Tunisia arrested the kingpin of a migrant smuggling operation after at least 87 people drowned when their boat sank off the southern...

IATA acknowledges it has a role in combatting human trafficking

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) acknowledges it is in the business of freedom and at the same time knows the global...

Europe accused of failing migrants as human traffickers thrive

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Rising populism across Europe is fuelling human trafficking in Libya where growing numbers of migrants are trapped in detention centres and sold...

Joint SADC border patrols envisaged to track down wildlife poachers

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South African Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa wants to see the Southern African Development Community (SADC) expand its conservation and anti-poaching efforts...

Nigerian girls rescued from sex trafficking ring

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Spanish police rescued 39 Nigerian girls and women from a notorious sex trafficking ring who kept them in squalid cave-like houses and...

Trafficking probe launched in Nigeria

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Nigeria's immigration service launched an investigation after two staff members were arrested on suspicion of trying to traffic girls out of the...

Kidnapped children to be repatriated to Zimbabwe

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Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has received confirmation from the Zimbabwean Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of its willingness to receive...

Human traffickers arrested in West Africa

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Forty people were arrested and 500 people rescued after a swoop on human trafficking across West Africa, international police organisation Interpol said. The...

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...

Interpol west Africa border operations snares child traffickers

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Nearly 40 people either being smuggled or trafficked for illicit labour were this week identified and rescued during an Interpol co-ordinated operation...

Sudan regrets US putting it on trafficking list

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Sudan regrets the United States placing it on a list of states not doing enough to combat human trafficking, the foreign ministry...

Horns, guns and drugs: the real cost of wildlife crime

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The number of poaching incidents has tripled in Southern Africa over the past seven years endangering lives, threatening communities and undermining local...

Feature: Trafficking networks can destroy a state from within

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In the early 2000s, West Africa became the preferred point of entry for traffickers moving narcotics from South America to Europe. This brought...

UN report on African migrant women and trafficking

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According to the United Nations migration agency up to 80% of Nigerian migrant women and girls arriving on Europe's shores in Italy...

European observatory on migrant smuggling and human trafficking launched

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On Tuesday (July 4) this week the European Union's EUNavFor Med launched the first European observatory on migrant smuggling and human trafficking...

Hong Kong role in wildlife smuggling in spotlight

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African rangers detailed harrowing first-hand tales of elephant poaching at a public hearing in Hong Kong, the latest attempt to halt wildlife...

Aid groups deny rescue ships are abetting migrant smugglers

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Aid groups operating rescue ships in the Mediterranean rejected suspicions raised by an Italian prosecutor that by saving tens of thousands of...

Interpol takes aim at environmental crime

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A global operation tackling the illegal trade in wildlife and timber earlier this month resulted in the identification of almost 900 suspects...

IATA tool will help in battle to stop endangered species trafficking

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an airport wildlife trafficking assessment tool it says will help defeat smugglers of endangered...

Human trafficking investigation techniques presented at UNODC course in Puntland

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Earlier this month the regional office of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in east Africa hosted an investigation technique...

Egypt arrests four crew members of capsized migrant boat

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Egyptian authorities have arrested four crew members of a boat carrying almost 600 migrants which capsized off Egypt's coast, killing at least...

Italy sets trial for suspected African human-smuggling boss

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A Sicilian judge on Wednesday ordered a trial for an Eritrean man accused of running a people smuggling network that sent thousands...

Italy sets trial for suspected African human-smuggling boss

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A Sicilian judge on Wednesday ordered a trial for an Eritrean man accused of running a people smuggling network that sent thousands...

Italy sets trial for suspected African human-smuggling boss

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A Sicilian judge on Wednesday ordered a trial for an Eritrean man accused of running a people smuggling network that sent thousands...

Woman jailed for trafficking Nigerian girls for sex trade

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A female trafficking boss was sentenced to 22 years in prison on Thursday for using the threat of witchcraft to exert control...

Fifty-seven Malawian children rescued

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South African police have made a breakthrough in a human trafficking case which has resulted in more than 50 children being rescued. On...

Seven held in SA for human trafficking, drugs

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Seven people who were arrested this past weekend are facing charges of human trafficking and the possession of drugs, says the Hawks. During...

Sweeping child beggars off Senegal’s streets won’t solve trafficking, activist warns

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Sweeping child beggars off Senegal's streets will not alone stop the trafficking and exploitation of tens of thousands of children, a leading...

Nigerian crime gangs ‘use UK airports’ to traffick women: BBC

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British airports such as Gatwick are increasingly used as entry points to the European Union by Nigerian trafficking gangs seeking alternatives to...

Ivory Coast frees 48 child slaves, arrests traffickers

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Police in Ivory Coast freed 48 child slaves in raids on plantations in the country's Western cocoa belt and arrested 22 people...

Organised crime and terrorism among big threats facing the Sahel

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Terrorism, trafficking in arms, drugs and people and other transnational forms of organised crime threaten security in Africa's vast sub-Saharan Sahel region,...

Niger arrests 30 in hunt for Sahara migrant traffickers

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Niger has arrested around 30 people, including defense and security personnel, as part of a crackdown on human traffickers after the bodies...

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