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France calls urgent UN meeting over Libya slavery

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Some 155 Ivorian migrants returning from Libya have been repatriated and returned to their country by plane by the Ivorian Ministry of African Integration, Ivorians from abroad and the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

France on Wednesday called an
emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over slave-trading in Libya
as President Emmanuel Macron blasted the auctioning of Africans as a
crime against humanity.
“France decided this morning to ask for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss this issue,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told parliament.

“We are doing it as a permanent member of the Security Council. We have this capability and we are using it.
Macron said the auctions, captured in shocking footage aired by US network CNN, were “scandalous” and “unacceptable”.
“It is a crime against humanity,” he said after meeting with African Union chief Alpha Conde in Paris.
“I
hope we can go much further in the fight against traffickers who commit
such crimes, and cooperate with all the countries in the region to
dismantle these networks.”
CNN aired
footage last week of an apparent auction where black men were presented
to North African buyers as potential farmhands and sold off for as
little as $400.
The video prompted a wave of condemnation, including from African stars such as Ivorian football player Didier Drogba.
But
the European Union — where Macron is trying to carve out his influence
— has also been criticised for cooperating with the Libyan coastguard
in seeking to block migrants from leaving.
The
UN this month deplored an EU policy of helping the Libyan authorities
intercept migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean and return them to
“horrific” prisons in Libya.
Guinean president Conde on Wednesday also criticised Europe’s cooperation with the Libyans.
“The refugees are living in extremely bad conditions,” he said. “Our European friends were not right to ask Libya to keep immigrants (in detention).”

‘Inhuman’

The AU leader said he was “in contact with all leaders”, adding: “We are trying to find a solution, even if it means bringing all of our citizens home.”
UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
this month accused the international community of turning a “blind eye
to the unimaginable horrors endured by migrants in Libya” and called the
EU’s policy “inhuman”.
AFP spoke to a
number of black African men in Cameroon this week who reported being
slaves in Libya, which descended into civil war after the Western-backed
overthrow of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011.
“It was total hell,” said Maxime Ndong, one
of 250 migrants who arrived in Cameroon on Tuesday night on a plane
chartered by the International Organization for Migration to take people
home.
“There is a trade in black people there. People who want slaves… come to buy them,” he told AFP.
“If you resist, they shoot at you. There have been deaths,” added Ndong, who spent eight months in Libya.
Another
migrant, 22-year-old Sanogo, said he had been caught by people who said
they were police before being sold to a slave trader. He was then
forced to work on a tomato farm.
Macron
has been pushing for a solution to the chaos in Libya, organising a
meeting between its rival leaders in Paris in July at which they agreed a
conditional ceasefire and elections for next year.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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