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UN gets tougher on human traffickers in Libya

The Netherlands spearheaded the effort in the wake of an award-winning undercover report by CNN's Nima Elbagir and Raja Rezak that revealed trafficking of women in Libyan camps, as the observed captives were sold to the highest bidder.Dutch officials explained that perpetrators of sexual and gender-based violence can now be sanctioned by the UN Security Council. This
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Prince Charles condemns modern slave trade

Charles, on the second leg of a West African tour, said Monday it was unimaginable the suffering the trans-Atlantic slave trade caused and that it left an "indelible stain on the history of our world."British traders were among the largest participants in the Atlantic slave trade in which up to 12 million Africans were estimated to have been sold into slavery. Britain
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15 dead, homes burned in Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria

The militants, who rode in four vehicles, unleashed mayhem on four villages in the outskirts of Maiduguri, in Borno State, burning houses and shooting at people late Wednesday."We just buried 10 people. Most of them were burnt to death, Boko Haram burnt a lot of houses with people in them," said Alsheikh Mohammed, a local council official told CNN in Mallumuti, one of the
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Ethiopia swears in first female Supreme Court chief

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed nominated Meaza, the country's chief of staff announced.The Ethiopian leader has pushed for more female representation in his Cabinet. "She brings a track record of competence and relevant experience to the role," Abiy's top aide, Fitsum Arega, said on Twitter, adding that her position signaled the country's move toward "gender
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Zoo under fire after starved camel goes viral

A zoo in Nigeria stands accused of animal cruelty after a photo of a frail-looking camel surfaced online. Tunde Sawyerr, said he was visiting the National Children's Park and Zoo in the capital city of Abuja when he spotted the animal."Before you put animals in a place, there are certain things to do. If there was any animal that stood out in terms of it being
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15 dead, homes burned in Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria

The militants, who rode in four vehicles, unleashed mayhem on four villages in the outskirts of Maiduguri, in Borno State, burning houses and shooting at people late Wednesday."We just buried 10 people. Most of them were burnt to death, Boko Haram burnt a lot of houses with people in them," said Alsheikh Mohammed, a local council official told CNN in Mallumuti, one of the