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EU, AU, UN in joint bid to rescue enslaved migrants
Protesters demonstrate against "Slavery in Libya" on November 23, 2017, outside the Libyan embassy in the Moroccan capital Rabat. Images broadcast by CNN earlier this month appearing to show migrants auctioned off as slaves by Libyan traffickers has sparked outrage in Europe and anger in Africa. PHOTO | AFP  By VICTOR KIPROP  Dec 02, 2017 The United Nations, African Union and the European Union have agreed to set up a joint task force to rescue African refugees from slavery in Libya. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, AU Commission Chairman, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, who met on Wednesday at the AU/EU Summit in Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire, said the team will wor . . .
The Libyan Slave Route And The Greed Factor
  by Kayode Ogundamisi | Dec 02, 2017   Just glanced through a list of over 2380 Nigerians who had returned from the notorious Libyan slave camps on failed suicide trip to Europe. NOT ONE name from areas affected by the deadly Nigerian Boko Haram war. All the names on the list of 2380are from stable Southern Nigeria. Is Boko Haram also operating in the South? Aside from the general state of insecurity, the economic crisis that is also applicable to most countries, do we really have a full-blown war in Southern Nigeria? Are people ducking from bombs and mass refugee’s camps, even if we had war in Southern Nigeria would it not make sense to see long lines of refug . . .
Libya to Europe: More than 400,000 Migrants Stranded in Libya
Dec 02, 2017 European and African leaders have set themselves a tall order to stamp out horrific abuse of African migrants, some of them Nigerians in Libya, where thousands are suffering in a vast, lawless territory. On Thursday, a summit of the African Union and European Union (EU) set a goal of immediately repatriating 3,800 migrants languishing in a camp near Tripoli. “Something has to be done for people in this situation, obviously, but from an operational and logistical point of view, the evacuations are very complicated,” Hundreds of thousands more — “400,000 to 700,000,” according to AU Commission head Moussa Faki Mahamat — remain stranded. But experts p . . .
Escalation in Ambazonia After Biya Declares War on Its People
Anny Funke | Dec 02, 2017 President Paul Biya of La Republique du Cameroun Since French Cameroun President Paul Biya declared full war on the Federal Republic of Ambazonia one day ago, Cameroon Intelligence Report sources say, sporadic clashes are rising in Manyu State. This is between Ambazonian militants and soldiers from the Republic of Cameroun. Airstrikes are reported to have hit the villages of Otu, Tinta in Akwaya and heavy gunfire heard in Egbekaw village. La Republique military positions were under attacks from gunshots as some of these strikes emitted heavy smoke into the air. Military of Republic of Cameroun The tension is so high, resulting in more casualties, yet the Ambazonian militants are determined more than ever to cross victory line. This comes follow . . .
How Nigerians, Ghanaians became Slave Dealers in Libya
  Dec 02, 2017  The, ew slave trade-human trafficking in Libya is being carried out by many nationalities, including Nigerians and Ghanaians, according to a Cameroonian returnee, who was abducted in the country. Foka Fotsi, who was trafficked twice, told Reuters that those in charge of one of the places where he was held included Ghanaians and Nigerians. Fotsi story corroborated another testimony by a Nigerian in the southern state of Edo, who identified one Charles, a Nigerian as the trafficking kingpin. Unable to find work to support his family, Fotsi decided to leave Cameroon last year, but fell into the hands of a Libyan kidnap ring before reaching Europe. “There was torture like I’ve never seen. They hit you with wooden bats, with iron bar . . .
President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe on France 24: “All Options are on the Table, Plus Military Option…” for Ambazonia
Anny Funke } Dec 02, 2017 Ambazonian President Sisiku Ayuk Tabe In an interview on France 24 TV yesterday the Interim President of Ambazonia, Sisiku  Ayuk Tabe made it clear to the world once more that the Ambazonia state has been  restored and there is no turning back. He said he was ready to die so long as his people are set free from the destructive, salvage grip of the Republic of Cameroun. With its continuous brutalization of Ambazonians, these people are even more ready than President Sisiku to give up their lives to see their country free. Sisiku was speaking on France 24 in Nigeria, on the heels of a declaration of outright war on his people by President Paul Biya of French Cameroun, after the death of his six armed officers in Manyu.  On his return from . . .
Grace and Robert Mugabe 'to remain in Zimbabwe' under government deal
By Roland Oliphant | 22 November 2017    Robert Mugabe and his family are set to remain in Zimbabwe under a deal with the ruling party that will see them retreat from politics in exchange for secure retirement, diplomatic and political sources in Harare said.   Mr Mugabe, 93, resigned on Tuesday following a military coup and an outpouring of public anger at economic mismanagement, corruption, and political violence during his nearly four decades of rule.  During celebrations in Harare following his resignation on Tuesday night, one man told The Telegraph he would like to see the former president "in leg irons". But in a possible indication of plans to rehabilitate the ousted presid . . .
Libya slave auctions may be 'crime against humanity'
  22 November, 2017 UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday that he was horrified by video footage showing African migrants being sold at a Libya slave market, saying the auctions should be investigated as possible crimes against humanity. US television network CNN aired the footage last week of an apparent live auction in Libya where black men are presented to North African buyers as potential farmhands and sold off for as little as $400. "Slavery has no place in our world and these actions are among the most egregious abuses of human rights and may amount to crimes against humanity," Guterres told reporters. "I am horrified at news reports and video footage showing African migrants in Libya reportedly bein . . .
Interim President of Ambazonia Sisiku Tabe Makes Strongest Ever Call for Leaders of the Revolution to be One
By Anny Funke | November 22, 2017 President of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia, Sisiku Ayuk Tabe The Interim President of the Federal Republic of Ambazonia, Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, has  made a strong call to all frontline leaders of the revolution to stand up as one force. He sent out the message in London where he was attending a political summit organized by the London Metropolitan University.  Sisiku was emphatic that whoever will ignore this call and try to work in isolation will be rejected by the people whom he invited to continue to be resilient in all efforts to keep the struggle for the total restoration Ambazonia going. He assured them that he and his team are at work round the clock  with strategic actions that will pave the way for eventual victory. Having . . .