as many as 30,000 African migrants suffering abuse and slave-like
conditions in Libya, the foreign minister told AFP Wednesday. “Rwanda
is currently under discussions… to see how we can help in welcoming
migrants held captive in Libya,” said Louise Mushikiwabo. “It has just
been decided so numbers and means are still under discussion but Rwanda
estimates the number to be welcomed around 30,000,” she said, adding
that this figure “is not confirmed yet but an estimation”.
African Union (AU) added its voice to the outrage that greeted footage
last week of African migrants being auctioned at a “slave market” in
Libya, and on Tuesday AU Commission chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat called
on African countries to help.
“I appeal to all member states of
the African Union, the African private sector and African citizens to
make financial contributions to help alleviate the suffering of African
migrants in Libya,” Faki said Tuesday. “I urge member states that have
logistical means to make them available to facilitate the evacuation of
African migrants who wish to leave Libya.”
Wednesday Mushikiwabo tweeted in response: “For Africans being sold in
Libya: Rwanda is small, but we will find some space!”
told AFP that, “Rwanda, like the rest of the world, was horrified by
the images of the tragedy currently unfolding in Libya, where African
men, women and children who were on the road to exile, have been held
and turned into slaves.”
“Given Rwanda’s political
philosophy and our own history, we cannot remain silent when human
beings are being mistreated and auctioned off like cattle,” she said
referring to the 1994 genocide in which around 800,000 mostly Tutsi
people were killed while the outside world looked on.
is a tiny country, roughly the size of Macedonia, with a population of
nearly 12 million and Mushikiwabo acknowledged that her nation, “may not
be able to welcome everyone, but our door is wide open,” she said.
offer follows the release of CNN footage of a live auction in Libya
where black youths are presented to north African buyers as potential
farmhands and sold off for as little as $400.
migrants, mostly from the west and Horn of Africa make the dangerous
journey to Libya with hopes of making it across the Mediterranean Sea to
Testimony collected by AFP in recent years has
revealed a litany of rights abuses at the hands of gangmasters, human
traffickers and the Libyan security forces, while many end up stuck in
the unstable north African nation for years.
8,800 stranded migrants have been returned home this year, according to
the International Organization for Migration, which is also amassing
evidence of slavery.
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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)
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
COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)
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.
“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.
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
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!