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 debates decriminalizing sex work

Cathi Albertyn, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa may become the first African country to decriminalise sex work. If it does, it will be one of a handful of countries that have fully decriminalised sex work (including New Zealand and New South Wales in Australia), and the first African country to do so. Currently only …

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Africa News Headlines for 9 February 2015

Why Were Nigeria’s Presidential Elections Postponed? Source: Africa in Transition Homosexuals in Tanzania excluded from HIV prevention efforts Source: Medical Xpress Time to decriminalise prostitution Source: Cape Times/IOL Electricity: Africa’s Newest Cash Cow Source: Ventures Africa Rwanda in biggest solar park venture Source: East African Business Week France: Nigeria is Investors’ Unavoidable Destination Source: This …

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Africa News Headlines for 28 January 2015

Are 60% of sex workers in South Africa HIV-positive? Source: The South African AFRICOM Commander Wants Full Counterinsurgency Plan for Boko Haram Source: Defense One Data Providers Need To Step Up To Africa’s Internet Demand Source: Ventures Africa China defends aid role in Africa Source: Business Recorder African students show progress Source: The Whig Are …

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Africa News Headlines for 14 January 2015

Tanzania bans witch doctors to curb albino killings but ‘ghost’ persecution continues in Africa Source: International Business Times Study estimates 153,000 sex workers active in South Africa Source: Health-e Why Dumping Local Diet For Foreign Cuisine Is Dangerous For Africa Source: Ventures Africa How slow is South Africa’s internet speed, as per world rankings? Source: …

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