West African Slavery Lives on, 400 Years After Transatlantic Trade Began
Blessing was only six years old when her mother arranged for her to become an unpaid housemaid for a family in the Nigerian city of Abuja, on the promise they would put her through school. In her home town in...
Cape Town Ranked the Most Dangerous City in Africa
South Africa’s scenic city of Cape Town has been ranked the most dangerous city in Africa in 2018 in a study compiled by Mexican Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice. The city was placed 11th in the list of...
Largest Elephant Ivory Haul from DR Congo Seized in Singapore
Singapore announced on Tuesday that it had made a record seizure of 8.8 tonnes of elephant ivory. According to conservation groups, the city-state has become a transit point for illegal wildlife trade. Elephant ivory, estimated at $12.9 million, came from 300...
Xenophobia: African Shot ‘Because of Skin Colour’ in Germany
An Eritrean man was wounded in the stomach in a drive-by shooting in central Germany in what police have condemned as a xenophobic attack. The gunman targeted his victim "completely at random and purely because of the colour skin," said...
Albinos In Tanzania Are Being Hunted For Their Limbs
Families are said to be trading in their own loved ones in a bid for money and influence from some of the country’s most powerful people. It is believed in the African country that albino body parts will bring a...
Over 500,000 people Have Been Murdered in South Africa Since 1994 – UN Report
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) has released a new report focusing on the countries with the highest murder rates. The study seeks to shed light on gender-related killings, lethal gang violence and other challenges, with the...
Report: African Homicide Rate Far Higher Than Global Average, New UN Study Shows
The homicide rate on the African continent is higher than the global average, and far higher than the rates found in Europe or Asia, according According to a study by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC...
Nigerian Mistaken For A kidnapper Mobbed To Death In South Africa
Samuel Nkennaya, a 34-year-old Nigerian has been mobbed while another, Chinonso Nwudo, is in critical condition in a South African Hospital. Victor Ayanfe-Oyebanjo, Secretary of Mpumalanga Province branch of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, made the disclosure in a...
Child Trafficking: 157 Child Slaves in Benin and Nigeria Rescued by Interpol
A total of 216 victims of human trafficking have been rescued by police in Benin and Nigeria in an operation coordinated by global police organisation, Interpol. The victims, mainly children, are believed to have been trafficked across West Africa for...
Kenya: Teenager Sentenced to life in Prison For Breaking Sister’s Virginity
A teenager in Nakuru area of Kenya was on Monday sentenced to life in prison after the court found him guilty of incest. Senior Resident Magistrate Yvonne Khatambi justified her decision to jail the boy for life saying that such...
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Samuel Green, the Abolitionist Who Was Convicted for Possessing a Copy of an Anti-slavery Novel
Samuel Green was an African-American self-emancipated abolitionist who was jailed in 1857 for possessing a copy of the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
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