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Latest update : 2017-04-12

Migrants being sold as 'slaves' in Libya, IOM reports

In tonight's edition, the International Organisation for Migration says migrants in Libya are being sold off as slaves, and the UN warns that aid funds are falling short in combatting a deepening food crisis in East Africa. Finally, the prosecution requests life in prison for five of the defendants in the 'Novotel captives' trial in Ivory Coast.

UN investigators in Libya speak to African migrants who say they are targeted by slave-traders. Victims are said to suffer extortion, abuse and some are even murdered.

And the UN warns that a massive funding shortfall is slowing down the critical response needed to combat the deepening hunger crises in Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan.

And in Ivory Coast, the prosecution delivers its closing statement in the case of the 2011 post-election killings at Abidjan's Novotel.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2017-12-15 DR Congo

DR Congo former child soldiers awarded $10 mn in damages in landmark ruling

A landmark punishment for the use of child soldiers. A former warlord in the Democratic Republic of Congo liable for 10 million dollars in reparations. Seven years after the...

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2017-12-14 Sierra Leone

Somalia's Shabaab kill 18 policemen in academy bombing

At least 18 people are dead in Mogadishu after a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest. The victims were all policemen in training. Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for...

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2017-12-13 counter-terrorism

Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge €110.5 million for G5 Sahel joint force

Germany's chancellor is among world leaders in Paris for a summit to prepare the launch of the G5 Sahel force, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE joining the ranks of donor nations...

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2017-12-12 Paris

African leaders meet in Paris ahead of G5 Sahel summit

African heads of state join world leaders in the French capital for the second anniversary of the Paris Climate Accord. It comes ahead of a summit on the G5 Sahel Initiative....

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2017-12-11 Islamic State (IS) group

AU warns 6,000 jihadists could return to Africa

Some 6,000 Islamic State group fighters could be on the brink of returning home to Africa. The African Union says countries across the continent must bolster intelligence...

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