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China fuels macadamia nut boom in South Africa

But the traditional crops of guava and avocado are making way for more popular produce: macadamia nuts. South Africa has swiftly become one of the world's leading producers of the nut. Production rose from 3,000 tons in 1996 to over 40,000 tons in 2015, and almost 4,000 hectares of new
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How one of Africa’s richest men is trying to stem migrant crisis

It's a timely message. Many of Africa's youth are perishing, risking their lives in perilous journeys across the Sahara desert on their way to Europe. Some get stranded and die of thirst in the desert. Others fall into the hands of kidnappers who sell them into slavery in Libya, as a recent CNN investigation discovered. Twenty-six young girls, thought to be from
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Macron: Auctions “a crime against humanity”

France has requested an "urgent" meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss this treatment of migrants in Libya, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. France will advocate for international sanctions against Libya if its justice system fails to act, he said.Libyan authorities launched a formal investigation into the human slave auctions, which CNN revealed this
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Migrants being sold as slaves for $400

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Stranded migrants in Libya returned to Nigeria

The 242 migrants landed at Lagos airport on a Libyan Airlinesflight at around 9:00 pmlocal time (3:00pm ET)on Tuesday. Among them were women carrying children and at least one man in a wheelchair.Nigerian authorities say they worked on returning the migrants from Libya in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Some of the 242 men and women
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Merkel, Macron meet African leaders for AU-EU summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron are among the European leaders who will sit down with their African counterparts for the two-day summit in the capital, Abidjan.The issue of human slave auctions in Libya is expected to be on the agenda, following recent reporting by CNN which revealed African migrants being sold as slaves in the capital,
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Macron on human trafficking in Africa

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