Strong family ties’ role in Nigerian sex trafficking

Valentina Pancieri, University of Cape Town Discussions about human trafficking between Africa and Europe are frequently blurred by generalisations about villainous traffickers and their naïve young victims who have been misled into prostitution. But the world of sex trafficking is far more complex. For example, several studies have shown that Nigerian sex trafficking rings are …

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Africa News Headlines for 8 March 2015: Special International Women’s Day Edition

What does the commemoration of International Women’s Day hold for dignity of African women? Source: Sierra Express Media International Women’s Day: SA ad agencies produce provocative domestic violence ads Source: Daily Maverick How Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes started the first women’s college in Rwanda Source: MSNBC Africa Has the Opportunity to Unlock the Potential of Its …

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Africa News Headlines for 25 February 2015

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