'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.

Human trafficking in South Africa - a never ending nightmare for women

2018-07-18 20:48

Human trafficking is one of South Africa's horrific realities.

EyesOpen campaign aimed at human trafficking in the aviation industry

2018-06-13 09:20

The International Air Transport Association is is mobilising the global airline industry in the fight against human trafficking.

Airlines to step up fight against human trafficking

2018-06-04 16:32

Airlines are set to step up the fight against human trafficking, global industry body IATA says as it released guidelines on how crews can act as "eyes and ears" to identify and report suspected cases.

Former Niger PM loses appeal in baby trafficking case

2018-04-12 15:32

Niger opposition leader and former premier Hama Amadou has lost an appeal against a one-year jail term for baby smuggling, legal sources say.

Spain arrests 155 over Chinese human trafficking ring

2018-03-13 17:39

Spanish police say they have arrested 155 mostly Chinese nationals after busting a gang that trafficked Chinese migrants into Britain and Ireland for about $25 000 per person.

Croatia, Slovenia police bust human trafficking operation

2018-01-20 22:45

Police in Croatia and Slovenia say they have busted a human trafficking operation and released dozens of mostly Chinese nationals.


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.

Three men saved from alleged traffickers in Cape Town

2018-07-31 20:40

Three men have been rescued from two alleged human traffickers in Cape Town.

Nurse jailed after using voodoo threat to traffick women

2018-07-05 13:35

A British-based nurse who used the threat of voodoo on five women to traffick them from Nigeria to work as prostitutes in Germany was jailed for 14 years.

Job programme for trafficked Nigerian women gets Gucci gift

2018-06-07 13:35

Nigerian women who were trafficked to Italy to work as prostitutes have found new work in a handbag and dressmaking shop that recently received some top-notch raw materials.

Police free human trafficking victims across the Caribbean

2018-04-30 18:26

A 13-country police operation has freed nearly 350 people from human trafficking networks and arrested 22 people across the Caribbean and South America.

30 detained in Phoenix in suspected human smuggling raid

2018-03-29 06:37

Officials say 30 people have been detained as part of suspected human smuggling activity in a house in Phoenix.

No evidence that a child is kidnapped every 30 seconds in South Africa

2018-01-31 13:41

A viral Facebook post claims that every 30 seconds a child is stolen in South Africa. That is the equivalent of 2 880 children kidnapped a day. Africa Check investigates whether the claim is based on solid data.

Victims rescued from possible human trafficking ring, businessman appears in court

2018-01-17 16:11

A Welkom businessman, who handed himself over to police after 11 victims were rescued from his farm and lodge, is due to appear at the Welkom Magistrate's Court on charges of human trafficking.

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