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100,000 Kurds Flee Kirkuk

Iraqi armed forces have seized the city of Kirkuk, and reportedly 100,000 Kurds are now fleeing the region out of fear of persecution. This all follows an independence referendum for Iraqi Kurdistan in September, which overwhelmingly favored secession from Iraq. On Friday, Iraqi forces and
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Nigerians return home with a warning to others: Don’t go to Libya

But theirs is no ordinary love story. Love has blossomed in the most unusual but uplifting circumstances for Nigerian migrants Mabel Emmanuel, 27, and Henry Stevens, 28, who met after she was kidnapped in Libya during an attempt to enter Europe.Emmanuelwas unable to pay a ransom to her kidnappers, so Stevens stepped in to pay the money and bought her freedom. They became
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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 trees are added each year. The vast majority of the nuts are exported, and
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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