Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants

Rwanda offers refuge to enslaved Libya migrants
 

Rwanda has offered to give refuge to around 30,000 African migrants stuck in Libya often in enslaved conditions.
It comes in the wake of a video, released by CNN last week, showing men being auctioned off as farm workers.
"Given our own history... we cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated and auctioned off like cattle," the foreign ministry said.
Hundreds of thousands of Africans travel through Libya every year as they try to make their way to Europe.
They are often held by smugglers and forced to work for little or no money.
During Rwanda's 1994 genocide,... read more

 
23 November 2017 in World News, Views: 45
Source: BBC
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