Reps call for immediate investigation — Libya slave trade

People for sale: Where lives are auctioned for $400

People for sale: Where lives are auctioned for $400

With regard to peace and security, President Buhari stressed the need for greater cooperation to halt human trafficking and the need to act to curb the deaths of desperate migrants. Now, after 43 years of Gaddafi, where he recruited so many people from the Sahel, including Nigerians and so on, all they learnt was how to shoot and kill.

The Libyan government launched an investigation into the slave auctions, but said the international community needed to provide more support if it was going to tackle the problem.

He is in Cote D' Ivoire to attend the fifth European Union-African Union (EU-AU) summit.

He noted that discussions at the conference were productive and frank, saying this was due in no small measure to the interventions of President Buhari. Hashtags are good as they help to spread the word, but offline actions are better.

Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) is opposed by a rival administration in the east of the country, backed by strongman Khalifa Haftar.

Special Procedures, the largest body of independent experts in the UN Human Rights system, is the general name of the Council's independent fact-finding and monitoring mechanisms that address either specific country situations or thematic issues in all parts of the world. We need to be doing similar things.

African Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat warned that without a real change of policy and "without heavy investment in this youth, its education, its training".

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"And for people to cross the Sahara Desert to go into shanty boats across the Mediterranean Sea, I think we will try and keep them at home".

In the Daily Telegraph - hardly a paper which could be accused of being an ideological supporter of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya - Libya was hailed as one of the top six exotic cruise ship destinations in June 2010.

Macron, 39, also emphasized his youth, referring to himself as the child of "a generation that has never known Africa as a colonized continent".

The UN's International Organisation for Migration said 239 Nigerians flew home from Tripoli yesterday. The 'interventions, ' which purposely involve heavy bombing of the country's infrastructure and the subsequent dismantling of the state apparatus are designed to reverse decades of social progress.

"Others who attended the summit described President Buhari's contributions as cogent, timely and highly perceptive". "A lot of them came back home with their workers, some of them participated in Boko Haram and become part of Boko Haram".

"We remind the Libyan authorities and all other Governments that compliance with international human rights and humanitarian law norms is essential in the current climate of impunity and that justice must prevail", they concluded.

Unsurprisingly the politicians and pundits who couldn't stop talking about Libya in 2011 and the West's 'responsibility to protect' civilians seem less keen to talk about the country today.

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