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At least '52 die' after left with no food, water in Niger desert

2017-06-27 10:07

Dozens of people are feared dead after human traffickers abandoned them in Niger's northern desert without food or water, a senior local official says.

Free State man allegedly drugged, raped in 'med school' ruse

2017-06-13 22:37

The Hawks have sent their human trafficking investigators to Mpumalanga after a Free State man woke up in a hospital there with a frightening tale.

SAA CEO wants to focus on human trafficking, cyber security

2017-06-06 09:56

South African Airways must help to create a greater awareness of the existence of human trafficking, says acting SAA CEO Musa Zwane.

Local actor, 16 others in court on sex offences charges

2017-05-29 09:30

Seventeen people, including a local actor, will face charges under sexual offences and human trafficking laws in the Springs Magistrate's Court on Monday after a captive woman managed to escape last week.

Scars save 4 teens

2017-02-23 10:52

An 18-year-old Pietermaritzburg teen has spoken out about how she and her three friends survived a “horror” weekend after being lured to a non-existent camp.

Hawks rescue 72 foreigners believed to be trafficking victims

2017-02-06 11:13

Authorities have rescued 72 foreigners believed to have been trafficked into the country illegally and used as cheap labour at a factory in KwaZulu-Natal, according to the Hawks.

Bosnia arrests international human trafficking suspects

2016-11-04 20:10

Bosnian authorities say they detained several people in a coordinated police operation that took place simultaneously in four countries, aimed at cracking down on organised crime, human trafficking, money laundering and prostitution.

8 face charges over horror Austria migrant truck deaths

2016-10-12 16:58

Hungarian police say they will seek charges against eight suspects after completing a probe into the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria last year, in a case that sent shock waves through Europe.

Thai kingpin jailed for Rohingya trafficking

2016-09-01 17:20

A Thai man accused of masterminding the smuggling and trafficking of Rohingya migrants fleeing Myanmar, has been jailed for 35 years.

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.

 

Bulgaria arrests 23 in crackdown on border corruption

2017-06-14 13:35

Twenty-three customs officers and businessmen have been arrested in a probe into corruption at a major checkpoint on Bulgaria's border with Greece.

Dockets pile up in R3m Cape Town brothel blackmail case

2017-06-09 15:44

Five people have appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court for allegedly blackmailing brothel clients by threatening to post videos and photos of their activities on social media.

Charges dropped against 12 suspects in Springs brothel case

2017-05-29 17:34

A man and four women have appeared in the Springs Magistrate's Court, facing charges under sexual offences and human trafficking laws.

Life sentence for Swazi child abductor

2017-03-28 11:04

A Durban court has sentenced a Swazi national to life imprisonment for kidnapping, raping and trafficking his step-daughter.

India arrests heads of adoption centre over trafficking

2017-02-21 16:11

Indian police say they have arrested the heads of an adoption centre suspected of selling at least 17 children to foreign couples.

UN chief: Human trafficking prevalent in many conflict zones

2016-12-20 21:02

Outgoing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is calling on countries to investigate and prosecute human trafficking cases of all types, including when their citizens commit the crime abroad.

Nigerian migrants struggle to leave Europe for home

2016-11-04 19:17

Mike hasn't told any of his friends or family that he's left France, even though he's been back in Nigeria for nearly six months. Read more...

Police, NGO team up to fight human trafficking

2016-10-04 08:06

Limpopo police and an NGO have teamed up in a bid to combat an increase in human trafficking in the province, they have announced.

22 foreign nationals rescued from possible human trafficking

2016-08-25 21:18

Gauteng police have found 22 undocumented Zimbabwean and Mozambican nationals,15 of them children, in a bakkie near Pretoria.

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.

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