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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The story of East Africa’s role in the transatlantic slave trade

Patrick Harries, University of Basel Foundation essay: This article is part of a series marking the launch of The Conversation in Africa. Our foundation essays are longer than usual and take a wider look at key issues. The recent discovery of the remains of the Portuguese slave ship São José off Cape Town has brought …

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