12 December 2017. PRETORIA – Hundreds of Johannesburg-based African Diaspora Forum (ADF) members took to the streets of the capital Pretoria, raising awareness and demanding action over the violation of the rights of African migrants who are unlawfully detained, abused and auctioned off as labourers in Libya, an act that constitutes modern-day slavery.
“We are here to express our anger and our shock, after hearing that in parts of our continent, people are being auctioned like goods. The youth, to whom we are supposed to give hope, are being destroyed in Libya. The youth there is ready to take the route of the Mediterranean [ocean]. We know that every single year, about 3,000 young people are dying in the Mediterranean [sea] because they want to reach Europe,” ADF chairperson Marc Gbaffou told journalists at the protest. Read more on this at: https://www.enca.com/africa/libya-slave-trade-sparks-pretoria-protest