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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South Africa mulls body cameras to improve police accountability, safety

Gráinne Perkins, University of Cape Town The argument for the use of police body cameras is gaining momentum in South Africa, amid growing demand for greater police accountability, especially in the wake of the Marikana massacre. The cameras are typically worn on the chests of police officers. Their use is becoming common globally. The chairperson …

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