Human Slave Trade in Libya: French President, Emmanuel Macron Promise To Help Victims
On the ongoing human slave trade in Libya, French President, Emmanuel Macron has said that he will ask European leaders to help the abducted Africans who were in danger in Libya, after reports appearing to show African migrants being traded there hit the world!
President Emmanuel Macron said in a speech in Burkina Faso on Tuesday to bring “Massive Support” to rescue the abducted human beings in Libya:
- “I will propose that Africa and Europe come to the rescue of the people trapped in Libya, by bringing massive support to the evacuation of people in danger.”
According to BellaNaija, President Emmanuel Macron also sought to make a clean break from his predecessors, saying that he came from a generation that would not tell Africans what to do and would focus his efforts on bridging ties between Africa and Europe.
“I am from a generation that doesn’t come to tell Africans what to do,” Macron said during a speech to university students in the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou.
“I am from a generation for whom Nelson Mandela’s victory is one of the best political memories.”
President Emmanuel Macron is on a 3-day visit to West Africa that includes an EU-Africa summit in Ivory Coast’s capital Abidjan.
- “I will not stand by those who say the African continent is one of crises and misery. “I will be alongside those, who believe that Africa is neither a lost continent nor one that needs to be saved.”
Libya’s Human Slave Trade Under Investigation
West African migrants were being bought and sold openly in modern-day slave markets in Libya, survivors had told a UN agency helping them return home.
Libyan authorities have inaugurated a formal investigation into slave auctions in the country following an exclusive CNN report earlier this week, the government said on Friday.
Anes Alazabi who is an official with the internationally recognised government of Libya’s Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency said:
- “A high-level committee has been convened encompassing representatives from all the security apparatus to oversee this investigation.” “Priorities of the investigation are not only to convict those responsible for these inhumane acts, but also to identify the location of those, who have been sold in order to bring them to safety and return them to their countries of origin.’’