Squalid Libya migrant camps in spotlight at EU-Africa summit

01 Décembre, 2017, 20:41 | Auteur: Lea Montgomery
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Journalists working for CNN discovered several such slave markets in the country's interior, proving what experts had feared for a long time: hundreds of African refugees and migrants passing through the country are being bought and sold in modern-day slave markets.

On Wednesday evening, the presidency shared a "factsheet on the migrant crisis involving Nigerian citizens".

He said: "This is a humiliation not just to Nigeria and Africa as a whole but also to human civilization and the fundamental principles of human rights under the United Nations Charter".

Read the full factsheet below.

According to him, during the summit which was held between Nov. 28 and 29, President Buhari demonstrated the pivotal role Nigeria plays in continental affairs and in the relationship that Africa must forge with other regions of the world.

It is our fervent hope and desire that the International community responds rapidly by rushing to the rescue of all the black captives in Libya.

He said that the exit of former President Mugabe was a closed chapter in Zimbabwean and African history. These agencies are also stepping up their education and sensitisation campaigns, targeted at vulnerable persons.

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The Senate, the House of Representatives and the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) yesterday asked the Federal Government to urgently investigate the number of Nigerians affected in the Libyan slavery auctions.

But Swing said it was important to focus on the government centers now "because we will need Libya's help".

On Thursday, a summit of the African Union and European Union (EU) set a goal of immediately repatriating 3,800 migrants languishing in a camp near Tripoli. We have all the relevant agencies on board.

Macron, 39, also emphasized his youth, referring to himself as the child of "a generation that has never known Africa as a colonized continent".

"As soon as their supplies and money run out, they will leave again", Houeto said in Grand Bassam, a coastal city of 80,000 people less than an hour's drive from Abidjan.

As a compassionate NGO, we found the animosity exercised by the captors towards the captives very horrible and we feel the moral imperative to speak out against this barbarism. "We count upon support of the members of the council to make headway to that end".

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