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Kenya sets fire to 5,000 illegal weapons in crime fight

Kenya sets fire to 5,000 illegal weapons in crime fight

Kenya destroyed some 5,250  illegal weapons by fire on Tuesday as part of efforts to fight crimes like cattle rustling, carjackings and to eliminate threats from terrorism. The burning destroyed weapons confiscated by law enforcement officials or voluntarily surrendered to agents collecting illegal small arms and light weapons. “Here in Kenya, small arms are implicated […]

November 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nigerian sex slavery in Italy fueled by violence and ‘juju’ magic

Nigerian sex slavery in Italy fueled by violence and ‘juju’ magic

Sep 29, – Before her journey through Niger to Libya, a spiritual priest practicing a form of black magic known in Nigeria as “juju” had forced her to swear an oath of obedience to her trafficker. When Nigerian teenager Beauty arrived in Sicily after crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa last year, she had only […]

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Beaten and burnt- Myanmar’s invisible child servants

Beaten and burnt- Myanmar’s invisible child servants

Sep 22, – The 17-year-old was rescued from a tailor’s shop in Yangon this month where she and another girl from her village spent five years as housemaids. San Kay Khine stares at her burnt, scarred hands, her twisted fingers a reminder of her years as a child slave in Myanmar, one of thousands of […]

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At least 117 bodies found off Libya as smuggling boat sinks

At least 117 bodies found off Libya as smuggling boat sinks

Jun 03, – The developments were the latest deadly disasters for refugees and migrants seeking a better life in Europe, and they followed the drownings of more than 1,000 people since May 25 while attempting the long and perilous journey from North Africa to southern Europe. More than 110 bodies were pulled from the sea […]

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More than 1,000 migrants ‘violently’ cross to Costa Rica from Panama

More than 1,000 migrants ‘violently’ cross to Costa Rica from Panama

Apr 13, – The incident risked reviving a recent crisis in which thousands of Cubans determined to make it to the United States became stranded in Costa Rica because their passage north through Central America was blocked. More than 1,000 migrants, most of them Cubans, “violently” crossed the border from Panama into Costa Rica on […]

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1,000 survivors of violence, hunger at sea land in SE Asia

1,000 survivors of violence, hunger at sea land in SE Asia

May 15, – An increasingly alarmed United Nations warned against “floating coffins” and urged regional leaders to put human lives first. More than 1,000 people fleeing persecution in Myanmar and poverty in Bangladesh came ashore Friday around Southeast Asia, describing murder, extortion and near-starvation after surviving a harrowing journey at sea. The waves of weak, […]

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UN women acting ED: Need to take more courageous and decisive action against human trafficking

UN women acting ED: Need to take more courageous and decisive action against human trafficking

Human trafficking is one of the most vicious and shocking forms of violence and exploitation—a web of slavery that overwhelmingly ensnares females. Today women and girls comprise more than half of all trafficked victims of forced labour and 98 per cent of all victims of sexual exploitation. The fact that human trafficking is one of […]

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