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The shame of Africa’s new slave trade

The shocking images of a new form of slavery have finally brought the plight of Africans trapped in Libya to international, and national African attention.

Mandela – ‘Steel encased in velvet’

By Wanjohi Kabukuru* From the mid-1980s to the 1990s, many parts of Africa were beset by pestilence, civil conflicts, profligate corruption, bad leadership characterised by …

Can Libya break its vicious cycle?

The international community is pushing for Libya to hold elections this year to break the vicious cycle of instability and conflict. But voting, according to …

Fortress Europe

The EU’s determination to prevent migrants from entering its borders is exacerbating the conditions that now exist in Libya.

The search for solutions

After turning a blind eye to the plight of migrants for years, some African governments have now been stung into action.