ARTICLES RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Cops rescue 57 child trafficking victims in North West

2016-07-26 22:23

Fifty-seven children who had been smuggled into Mahikeng in an unventilated delivery truck from Malawi have been rescued by police officers.

Bodies of 19 suffocated Ethiopians found on truck in DRC

2016-06-18 15:49

Congolese border guards found the bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants who had died of asphyxia in a lorry carrying nearly 100 stowaways, after being alerted by a "nauseous" smell, officials says.

Zambia rescues four girls trafficked from Malawi

2016-05-27 11:26

Immigration officers in Zambia have reportedly rescued four Malawian girls believed to have been trafficked into that country.

2 on trial over Aylan Kurdi's death

2016-02-11 16:30

Two alleged people-smugglers are on trial in Turkey accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi - who put a human face on the Syrian refugee crisis after his body washed ashore on a beach.

Job agencies have become human trafficking hubs – MEC

2015-12-08 14:54

Bogus job agencies are trafficking Lesotho women into the Free State, Social Development MEC Sisi Ntombela says.

Pimps pay a price

2015-10-28 10:27

Three human traffickers have been handed sentences of up to 30 years' imprisonment for using false promises of employment to sexually exploit two young women.

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I survived human trafficking in Johannesburg

As part of human trafficking awareness week in South Africa, we have republished a 2014 interview we did with Grizelda Grootboom. She was 18 years old when a trip to Johannesburg turned into a nightmare.

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Bangladesh 'godfather' of human trafficking arrested

2015-09-17 20:00

Bangladesh police say they have arrested a human trafficking "godfather" in a fresh crackdown on smugglers accused of exploiting the regional refugee crisis.

Europol tracking 30 000 suspected people smugglers

2015-09-16 17:01

As many 30 000 people could be involved in the trafficking gangs charging refugees thousands of euros for a perilous trip to Europe.

3 Libyans held after migrant shipwreck tragedy

2015-08-29 21:16

Three Libyan nationals have been arrested in connection with a shipwreck believed to have led to the death of at least 250 migrants.

 

China’s $65bn Venezuelan headache – potential boost for African democracy

2016-07-04 09:17

China’s looming Venezuelan disaster has sparked a re-assessment of profligate lending into other politically unstable geographies, particularly Africa, where President Xi recently committed to lend a further $60bn.

Swazi man nabbed for human trafficking, rape

2016-06-16 11:39

A Swazi man accused of human trafficking, abduction and rape has been arrested in Durban after he was traced by Hawks officers.

Briton denied bail after being held for child trafficking in Malawi

2016-04-06 13:21

A British citizen who was arrested in Malawi for child trafficking has been denied bail, a report says.

Ghanaian dad held over trafficking teenage son

2016-01-25 13:15

A Ghanaian man has been arrested for allegedly trafficking his 12-year-old son to a fishing community at Ada in the Greater Accra Region.

Duo target trafficking

2015-11-16 13:23

Marketed for sex by their own families, hundreds of children in South Africa are being sold into the sex trade and exploited daily by strangers.

Spain breaks up human trafficking ring, arrests 89 people

2015-10-10 16:59

Spanish police say they have broken up a human trafficking ring and arrested 89 Chinese and Pakistani citizens who were alleged members.

Thailand seizes assets of officials suspected of human trafficking

2015-09-29 18:00

Thai authorities have seized over $1.5m in assets from officials charged with human trafficking.

More than 2 000 enslaved fishermen rescued in 6 months

2015-09-17 11:44

More than 2 000 fishermen have been rescued this year from brutal conditions at sea, their freedom prompted by an Associated Press investigation into seafood brought to the US from a slave island in eastern Indonesia.

Man, 30, nabbed after sex slave escapes

2015-09-04 10:33

A 30-year-old man will be appear in court after he was arrested for human trafficking earlier this week.

4 men in court in Hungary over migrant truck deaths

2015-08-29 16:17

Four men accused of involvement in the trafficking of 71 migrants found dead in a truck in Austria, have been brought before a Hungarian court as prosecutors seek to keep them in custody.

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