African Outrage at Auction of Immigrants in Libya

24 Novembre, 2017, 10:57 | Autore: Santina Resta
  • African Outrage at Auction of Immigrants in Libya

Since then, the country has been controlled by various authorities, with the UN-backed Government of National Accord operating in the country's west with headquarters in Tripoli, and the parliament backed by the Libyan National Army and based in the city of Tobruk governing the eastern part of the country.

23 de noviembre de 2017, 15:53Niamey, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Several African governments were outraged and reportedly condemned the auction of migrants as slaves in Libya and demanded the intervention of the global community.

Burkina Faso has now recalled its ambassador to Libya.

"We are now currently waiting for the results of the investigations which I believe are coming to a close".

PARIS | France requested a meeting, "express" of the security Council of the united Nations to discuss the sale of africans as slaves in Libya, revealed by the american channel CNN, announced Wednesday the minister of foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian.

Many Libyans reacted with anger to the outcry, with some pointing to a European push to stop migrants from crossing the Mediterranean to Italy that activists say has resulted in a worsening of conditions for migrants inside Libya.

"I join UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in condemning these atrocious acts and I take note of the statement from the Libyan Government that this case will be investigated", Fedotov said. Furthermore, the United Nations will work with Libya's Northern and Southern neighbours to address the root causes of migration, border control, human trafficking and protecting the rights and dignity of migrants.

On Wednesday, 1,100 migrants were rescued from 11 boats, the coast guard said, and more than 200 were picked up on Thursday.