ARTICLES RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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.

Home Affairs takes action against child trafficking

2014-08-26 10:32

Child trafficking has become an increasing problem in Africa and the world, Deputy Home Affairs Minister Fatima Chohan says.

Italian diplomat charged with child abuse in Philippines

2014-04-09 13:24

Italy's ambassador to Turkmenistan has been suspended from duties after being detained by Philippine police on charges of human trafficking and child abuse.

Nearly 30 million people in slavery worldwide

2013-12-02 05:00

Nearly 30 million people are living in slavery across the globe, many of them men, women and children trafficked by gangs for sex work and unskilled labour.

Nearly 30 million people in slavery worldwide

2013-10-21 18:00

Nearly 30 million people are living in slavery across the globe, many of them men, women and children trafficked by gangs for sex work and unskilled labour.

Dutch, UK police free teenage girls

2013-09-30 20:08

Dutch and British police have arrested four suspected human traffickers and rescued four teenage girls hidden in the back of a camping car headed for Britain.

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Nigeria busts child trafficking ring

2013-08-23 17:34

A child-trafficking operation has been busted at a Nigerian orphanage and 25 children rescued.

Indonesia boat sinks, 20 dead

2013-07-29 16:55

Four suspected people smugglers have been arrested after their boat sank off Indonesia, leaving 20 dead.

Thai navy denies Rohingya Muslim smuggling

2013-07-19 15:03

Thailand's navy has denied a report that its personnel are involved in a smuggling and trafficking network that exploits Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution and dire living conditions in Myanmar.

4 in Cape Town court for sex trafficking

2013-06-26 10:43

Four men accused of trafficking at least three women have appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

People smuggler faces extradition to Aus

2013-05-08 21:01

A prolific people smuggler wanted in Australia on a string of charges, who is suspected of arranging a boat in 2011 which sank killing 200 people on board, is facing an extradition hearing in Indonesia.

Human trafficking trial continues in KZN

2013-01-25 09:27

The trial involving five people accused of human trafficking and keeping a brothel continues in the Durban Regional Court.

Two appear for trafficking ring

2012-12-19 22:18

Two people have appeared in the Sabie Magistrate's Court for their alleged involvement in a child sex trafficking ring.

EU orders detention of 10 human traffickers

2012-08-09 14:45

The European Union's rule of law mission in Kosovo said it had ordered a 15-day detention for 10 people suspected of involvement in human trafficking.

Cape Town man held after kidnapping

2012-07-04 19:35

A man has been arrested in Brooklyn, Cape Town, for allegedly kidnapping and exploiting two women, says the city's vice squad.

US couple detained in Ghana

2012-06-26 20:04

Police in Ghana say an American couple was recently detained on suspicion of child trafficking after trying to board a plane with four children they are trying to adopt.

'I was sold as a sex slave at 13'

2012-06-12 11:05

A young woman has told how she was sold to a foreigner and taken to Bloemfontein, where she was forced into a life of prostitution at the age of 13.

US: 3 jailed for running prostitution ring

2012-05-10 12:59

Three brothers accused of smuggling women from Mexico and Central America into the US and forcing them into a multistate prostitution ring have been sentenced to prison, say officials.

Human trafficking: 47 victims freed in SA

2012-05-06 14:23

Six people have been arrested in Louis Trichardt and Thohoyandou on suspicion of human trafficking.

Child trafficking accused denied bail

2012-04-25 19:16

A man accused of being part of a human trafficking ring and operating a brothel, where girls as young as 12 were kept, has been denied bail by a Durban judge.

UN: 2.4 million trafficking victims

2012-04-04 10:48

The UN crime-fighting office says that 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time, and 80% of them are sex slaves.

Doctor held for child trafficking

2012-03-30 19:31

Two more people, a doctor and his wife, have been arrested in connection with human trafficking and a child sex ring in KwaZulu-Natal.

Libya dismantles human traffic network

2012-03-15 22:14

Libyan security forces say they have dismantled a human trafficking network smuggling illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and Somalia.

7 held for human trafficking in KZN

2012-02-25 20:21

Seven people have been arrested in Umbilo for human trafficking and allegedly using women for prostitution, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

 

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.

Wives of politicians held in baby trafficking bust

2014-06-26 14:01

The wives of two prominent politicians have been arrested in Niger following the dismantling of an alleged baby trafficking ring this week, a police source says.

Nigeria frees 16 girls in 'baby factory' raid

2013-12-04 17:02

Nigerian police say they have raided a home and freed 16 pregnant girls and young women allegedly being forced to have babies to be sold.

Guinea-Bissau smashes child slavery ring

2013-11-17 21:10

Guinea-Bissau says it has dismantled a criminal network trafficking children to the Gambia, where they are forced by Islamic schools to beg on the streets.

Nearly 30 million people in slavery worldwide

2013-10-18 14:51

Nearly 30 million people are living in slavery across the globe, many of them men, women and children trafficked by gangs for sex work and unskilled labour.

Girl forced into addiction, court hears

2013-09-10 20:30

An 18-year old girl has told the Durban Regional Court, that she was kept locked up in a room until she became addicted to crack cocaine.

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75 nabbed over human trafficking ring

2013-08-10 21:02

Spanish and French police say they have dismantled a human trafficking ring that smuggled Chinese migrants and arrested 75 suspects.

Zuma passes human trafficking bill

2013-07-29 16:54

President Jacob Zuma has enacted the prevention and combating of trafficking in persons bill, the presidency says.

US: Saudi princess held for forced labour

2013-07-11 11:00

A Saudi princess has been charged with human trafficking for allegedly holding a Kenyan maid against her will in a luxury California apartment, say reports.

American Samoan accused of raping workers

2013-06-05 12:15

An American Samoa man is accused of repeatedly raping a teenager and two other women he brought from the neighbouring country of Samoa to work in his home.

Mom ‘sells kids’ on Facebook

2013-03-12 11:12

Woman arrested for attempting to exchange her kids for cash.

Afghan boy transported in suitcase

2012-12-19 22:18

Police in Venice have discovered an undocumented 5-year-old Afghan boy hidden in the suitcase of a man getting off a ferry from Greece.

KZN child trafficking trial postponed

2012-10-18 14:22

The trial of five people accused of running a brothel from which 8 minors were rescued has been postponed.

Child trafficking trial date set

2012-07-27 14:40

A trial date for five people accused of running a brothel where children as young as 12 were kept, has been set in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Child trafficking accused in court

2012-06-29 09:21

Five people accused of running a brothel, where children as young as 12 were kept, and being part of a human trafficking ring, are expected to return to the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Up to 27 million living in slavery: US

2012-06-20 11:01

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery around the world, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has estimated as the US unveiled its annual report into human trafficking.

Child trafficking case continues

2012-05-24 13:03

Five people accused of human trafficking and running a brothel where children were kept will appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Limpopo six appear over trafficking

2012-05-07 22:12

Six men facing 47 charges of kidnapping will remain in custody until their next court appearance, Limpopo police say.

3 guilty in Somali sex trafficking case

2012-05-05 13:08

A US jury has split its verdict against nine people accused of operating a sex trafficking ring run mostly by Somali refugee gang members, convicting three men and acquitting six.

KZN sex accused off to Mauritius

2012-04-10 13:07
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A doctor and his wife accused of human trafficking and running a brothel have been given permission to go to Mauritius.

Doctor, wife get bail in trafficking case

2012-04-02 19:37

A doctor and his wife arrested in connection with human trafficking and a child sex ring in KwaZulu-Natal have been granted bail of R30 000 each, police say.

KZN trafficking trial postponed

2012-03-20 17:17

The bail application of three men accused of human trafficking and keeping a brothel has been postponed by the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Interpreters needed for strip club case

2012-03-07 09:26

The case against 11 Cape Town strip club dancers accused of contravening their work permit conditions has been postponed because interpreters for six different languages are needed.

Stand up against traffickers - ANCWL

2012-02-22 07:35

The ANC Women's League has called for bail to be denied to four men charged with trafficking 16 young girls found at a building in Durban's Point area, saying they're a danger to society.

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