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Libya requests support from rest of the World to tackle issue of Slave Auctions

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Libya requests support from rest of the World to tackle issue of Slave Auctions

Following a revealing report by CNN a couple weeks ago which chronicled the dire situation in Libya about migrants being auctioned off as slaves, Libyan officials have spoken for the first since the report broke, denouncing the report but clamoring for support from the global community in tackling the issue.

According to CNN, the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) says it is prepared to address all issues of violations against illegal immigrants but needs support from regional and global partners. The  statement reads:

Libya is going through difficult times which affected its own citizens as well. It is, therefore, not fair to assume responsibility for the consequences of this immigration, which everyone unanimously agreed that addressing this phenomenon exceeds the national capacities. We affirm again that the practical solution is to address the real reasons that drive people to leave their home countries, treat them and develop final solutions for them.

Also speaking on the issue, Mohammed Bisher, head of the government’s Anti-Illegal Immigration Authority, said detention facilities are overwhelmed and he urged countries from which migrants travel to take more responsibility.

Talking to CNN, he said “We are 278 million Libyan dinars (nearly $210 million) in debt. We have to provide food, medicine, transportation… If the African Union wants to help, they can help.” 

Read more here. 

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4 Comments

  1. Tony

    November 25, 2017 at 4:33 am

    While slave trade is horrific, Libya’s feedback is realistic. Address the root cause which is bad governance, corruption, lack of education leading to these illegal migration. When u turn to Banana monkeys will eat you. No amount of talk will stop this economic liberation and empowerment will.

    • @Tony - my guy tilt your head and relieve your ear drums from all the sand!!!

      November 26, 2017 at 9:47 am

      I Was just coming here to type the comment: “There are more Nigerians; feeling soory for Libya in this situation than the slaves themselves”

      Only to come upon Your commnent! LOOOOL It would be this funn, if it was a joke, but it is true!

  2. olajumoke

    November 27, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    In other words, Nigeria should take care of their citizens!

  3. Mrs chidukane

    November 27, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I haven’t even seen any statement from the African Union about this. Even before this slavery ring was blown open,the sheer number of Africans dying because of this European dream should have warranted a statement from the African Union as well as positive action geared towards reversing the trend. But how will they react when they’re busy being corrupt in their home countries.

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