ARTICLES RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Ivory Coast frees 48 child slaves, arrests traffickers

2015-06-23 10:50

Police in Ivory Coast have freed 48 child slaves in raids on plantations in the country’s Western cocoa belt and arrested 22 people accused of trafficking or exploiting children, Interpol says.

Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims

2015-05-24 12:24

Malaysian authorities says they have discovered a series of graves in more than a dozen abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand, where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held.

Thai people smuggling 'kingpin' hands himself in

2015-05-18 14:17

A former Thai regional official accused of being a major people trafficking kingpin turned himself in as the kingdom continues a belated blitz against the lucrative trade.

Thai police to prosecute abandoned migrants

2015-05-14 12:50

Nearly 200 migrants detained since Thailand launched its recent crackdown against human trafficking in the country's deep south will be prosecuted for entering the country illegally, police say.

Ethiopia ponders stiffer penalties for human smuggling

2015-04-28 17:23

Ethiopia is drafting a new law to stiffen punishments for human trafficking, with the country’s foreign minister saying human smugglers have established networks in different migration routes.

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Human trafficking is an unreported crime - expert

Today is the United Nations Day for Social Justice; the theme this year is ending human trafficking and forced labour.

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Landmark sentence in human trafficking case

2014-11-22 22:09

A wealthy businessman who held five under-age Mozambican girls captive as sex-slaves for three years, has been sentenced to eight life-terms, believed to be the heaviest sentence ever handed down for human trafficking in South Africa.

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According to the US State Department, there are 20.9 million people in slavery around the world. Here are the stats on Human Trafficking across the globe.

According to the US State Department, there are 20.9 million people in slavery around the world. Here are the stats on Human Trafficking across the globe.

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3 sordid facts about human trafficking

2014-11-11 09:09

From the farm to the brothel, human trafficking is happening in South Africa right now.

Niger opposition chief, wanted in baby-trafficking case, in Europe

2014-08-31 21:15

Niger's fugitive parliament speaker Hama Amadou, who is wanted for questioning in his home country on suspicion of involvement in baby-trafficking, has fled to Europe, officials say.

 

Team leaves to repatriate 'abducted' SA siblings from Malawi

2015-06-22 12:46

A specialist team has left South Africa to repatriate a 14-year-old girl and her brother who were allegedly abducted by a Malawian woman.

Australia jails Iraqi people-smuggler for 10 years

2015-05-20 14:47

An Iraqi man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by an Australian court after pleading guilty to smuggling asylum-seekers from Indonesia.

Second suspect arrested in Limpopo human trafficking case

2015-05-14 19:05

A second suspect has been arrested in the Mankweng Magistrate’s Court in connection with the human trafficking of 19 Ethiopians.

Human trafficking case postponed to get Amharic translator

2015-05-05 14:37

A foreign national accused of the human trafficking of 19 immigrants has appeared in the Mankweng Magistrate's Court in Limpopo..

The dark world of internet kidney trafficking

2015-02-25 11:12

One man says he was so desperate to save his car from being repossessed that he turned to the black market online to sell his kidney. Health24 investigates.

Man held for 'selling' 5 Malawians for R2 000

2015-02-06 13:34

A Malawian man has been arrested for human trafficking in Johannesburg, the Hawks say.

SA is hiding 100 000 slaves, report claims

2014-11-17 15:09

More than 100 000 people are living as slaves in South Africa - double the number previously estimated, new figures have revealed.

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I survived human trafficking in Johannesburg

Grizelda Grootboom was 18 years old when a trip to Johannesburg turned into a nightmare. Trafficked in Yeoville she was tied in a room for two weeks and forced to work as a sex slave. This is her story.

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17 appear for human trafficking

2014-11-10 16:19

Seventeen people arrested for human trafficking have appeared in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Niger lawmaker facing probe in baby-trafficking case flees

2014-08-28 10:01

Niger’s head of parliament, who faces questions in a probe into international baby-trafficking, has “discreetly” left the country for Burkina Faso, an opposition official says.

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