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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Tanzania can’t stop child labour without fixing its school system

Simon Ngalomba, University of Dar es Salaam Children are particularly vulnerable to being forced into labour, trafficked from rural areas to cities and then trafficked again within cities. They can’t communicate assertively and are physically powerless next to most adults. In Tanzania, just more than a quarter of children aged between five and 14 – …

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Africa News Headlines for 28 January 2016

A selection of headlines about Africa gathered from around the globe over the past 24 hours. Pride & Prejudice: How African LGBT Activists are Risking Their Lives to Bring Tolerance to Their Homes Source: Essence Unspoiled beaches, mangrove swamps and fields of ganja: A walk on the wild side Source: Daily Maverick Exposed! The world …

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Africa News Headlines for 2 June 2015

Internet Society report points to rapid internet growth in Africa; Outlines path to further expansion Source: PC Tech Magazine Road mooted from Kampala to Addis Source: East African Business Week SA must pursue US free-trade deal Source: BD Live ‘Child porn not taken seriously in SA’ Source: IOL/The Star Morocco’s King Mohammed VI to visit …

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Africa News Headlines for 17 March 2015

Ethiopian oil marketer sees $5 bln refinery within 10 years Source: Reuters Protecting the chimps using photography Source: The Observer Africa’s top ten cities for investors Source: KHOG-TV/CNN Scottish oil and gas firms eye East Africa Source: BQ Live Zimbabwe’s education sector in crisis Source: The Africa Report First ever Sexuality Conference in South Africa! …

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