Man arrested for alleged human trafficking, sexual exploitation in Bloemfontein

2020-01-18 19:34

A man has been arrested in connection with the human trafficking and sexual exploitation of a woman in Bloemfontein, the Hawks have said.

Hymns and prayers for Vietnamese feared dead in UK truck tragedy

2019-10-27 14:44

A Catholic mass was held on Sunday for Vietnamese feared among 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain, as families desperately awaited news about missing relatives who have not been heard from in days.

Nigeria police rescue pregnant women from 'baby factories'

2019-09-30 21:06

Nigerian police said Monday they had rescued 19 expectant mothers from a string of locations in Lagos where pregnant women were being forced to give birth to children for sale.

Nigeria government 'detaining' trafficking survivors - HRW report

2019-08-27 16:47

According to a Human Rights Watch report, survivors of human trafficking are being locked up in shelters by the Nigerian government.

More questions around sex trafficking accused billionaire Jeffrey Epstein

2019-07-09 19:00

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has found himself accused of running a sex-trafficking ring that lured dozens of young women to his home. But there are other questions, too, including how he made his money.

World Travel & Tourism Council launches global taskforce on human trafficking

2019-04-24 18:08

The World Travel & Tourism Council recently announced the formation of a global taskforce to help prevent and combat human trafficking.

34 Rohingya women, children found stranded on Malaysia beach

2019-03-01 23:01

Malaysian authorities say 34 Muslim Rohingya women and children were found stranded along a beach in the country's northernmost state, and are believed to have been dropped off by human traffickers.

Woman rescued 32 years after kidnapping

2018-12-26 22:13

An Argentine woman, kidnapped 32 years ago as a teenager, has been found alive and well in Bolivia following a joint investigation between the two countries.

Sex ring: Forced into sex work for 20 days, only 15 minutes of freedom each day and abortions for pregnant women

2018-11-23 18:31

Authorities in Colombia say they've rescued more than 40 Venezuelan women from a "21st century sex slavery" ring in which migrants were held captive and forced into prostitution.

Side effect of trafficking law: More street prostitution?

2018-09-24 08:36

Recent crackdowns on online sex trafficking may also be putting escorts back into street prostitution.


7 suspects in court for human trafficking and violation of labour laws

2019-11-21 22:11

Seven Chinese and Taiwanese nationals have appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court for operating a factory allegedly involved in the trafficking of illegal immigrants and subjecting them to forced labour.

'I can't breathe': Fresh UK arrests over 39 dead found in truck

2019-10-25 22:27

British police investigating the discovery of 39 bodies in a truck said Friday they had arrested two people, as a security source in Hanoi said some of the victims could be Vietnamese.

Italy arrests 'torturers' after migrants denounce Libya camp horrors

2019-09-16 19:27

Italian police have arrested three people accused of the kidnap, torture and trafficking of migrants hoping to set sail from Libya to Europe.

Hawks rescues 19 Ethiopians in raid on Johannesburg house

2019-07-19 20:08

Nineteen Ethiopians, who had allegedly been kept against their will at a house in Mondeor, Johannesburg, have been rescued by the Hawks.

New data tool to help combat human trafficking

2019-04-25 22:38

A new tool is expected to collate more accurate data relating to human trafficking, which will help fight this scourge, Deputy Minister of the Justice and Constitutional Development John Jeffery has announced on Thursday.

50 women say Salesforce helped traffickers exploit them

2019-03-27 16:07

Fifty women who describe themselves as survivors of sex trafficking on the now-defunct web portal accuse of profiting off each ad.

'Vast areas of impunity' for people trafficking - UN report

2019-01-07 12:01

A UN report has warned that "vast areas of impunity" remain globally for people traffickers, with victims subjected to crimes ranging from sexual exploitation to organ removal.

Innovating in the fight against trafficking

2018-12-03 12:21

From the simple use of cellphones, to the galactic potential of satellites, innovators and activists are hot on the tracks of human traffickers worldwide.

Omotoso's lawyer attempts to have case thrown out of court

2018-10-08 14:14

Pastor Timothy Omotoso's lawyer says information given to him by the State has made it impossible for the accused to defend their case.

Alleged human traffickers appear in Cape Town court

2018-09-21 14:45

Two men have appeared in the Bellville Regional Court for the alleged human trafficking of a woman from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

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