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Human Trafficking News and Updates

Trafficking and the corruption, collusion nexus

by Marcel van der Watt (John McCann/M&G) CRIME The recently released 2019 United States state department Trafficking in Persons report ranked South Africa on the tier two watch list for the second consecutive year. This ranking is not new for South Africa, which occupied the same position from 2005 to 2008. The South African government has made […]


The suspects allegedly kidnapped three Ethiopian teenagers and contacted their parents with demands for ransoms of R50,000 for each of them. Picture: Supplied JOHANNESBURG – The Hawks have arrested five men in Brixton and Mayfair on suspicion of human trafficking. The suspects allegedly kidnapped three Ethiopian teenagers. Their parents, who live in the North West, […]

Number of Young African Girls Trafficked to Europe for Prostitution Reaches Alarming Levels

The number of young African girls trafficked to Europe for prostitution has increased by almost 600 percent in the first half of this year. In its report, which was released last week in Italian, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) warns that the sexual exploitation of African migrants in Europe has reached disturbing levels, with the majority […]

Nepal’s ‘Mother Teresa’ Has Rescued Over 18,000 Girls from Sex Trafficking

Anuradha Koirala works to help exploited Nepali women and children sold into sex slavery. Embed from Getty Images Why Global Citizens Should CareSex trafficking takes agency, education opportunities, and hope for a better future away from young girls around the world. Governments can help solve this issue by adopting and enforcing human trafficking laws and […]

JEFFREY Epstein’s ‘sex slave’ today claimed she had sex with Prince Andrew in a toilet – and alleges the royal “said thank you” afterwards.

Virginia Roberts claims she romped with the Duke of York when she was 17 after he plied her with vodka at London’s Tramp nightclub. Roberts’ dramatic allegations came in an interview tonight with NBC’s Dateline along with five more of the shamed tycoon’s accusers. The royal has vehemently denied the accusations against him, branding them […]

Doctors and cops among 277 arrested in human trafficking, online prostitution sting in Florida

by: Michael King POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A week-long undercover sting targeting human trafficking and online prostitution in Polk County ended with 277 arrests that included doctors, pharmacists and law enforcement officers. “That’s the most we have ever arrested in the history of the sheriff’s office,” Sheriff Grady Judd said. “Operation No Tricks, No Treats” […]

INTERVIEW-Follow the money to fight human trafficking, top Interpol director says

by Fabio Teixeira | @ffctt | Thomson Reuters Foundation RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Countries and companies need to share financial data if they hope to stop human trafficking, connecting governments and companies that often do not work together to fight crime, a top Interpol director said on Wednesday. Encouraging the private sector to share […]

Trafficking survivors are being failed the world over

Five million people are victims of sex trafficking today, but very few of them receive much-needed help and support. by Agnes Odhiambo & Heather Barr Human trafficking is a booming business. The recent arrest of Jeffrey Epstein in the US on charges of trafficking and sexual exploitation of girls is just one example of an urgent problem […]

Nigerian national given 6 life sentence & 129 years imprisonment for human trafficking

Six life sentences and an additional 129 years imprisonment was meted out to a Nigerian national for human trafficking and related charges after he kept three young girls hostage to work as sex slaves. Judge Natvarlil Ranchod, sitting in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, on Wednesday cited experts as saying that human trafficking is […]