Ivory Coast – EU AU Agree To Urgently Evacuate About 700 Thousand Migrants Held Captive In Libya

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EU-AU leaders have unanimously agreed to urgently evacuate about 700 thousand migrants in illegal captivity in Libya who are being sold off as slaves. The Case of sub-Saharan Africans who are held captive and being sold as slaves in Libya dominated the just concluded EU-AU held in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast capital.

European Union leaders and their African counterparts agreed to uncover and destroy all smuggling networks. Alpha Conde, the president of Guinea made known some of the steps taken by the African Union to tackle the menace of trans-Mediterranean migration by the African Union, which includes setting up Special Task forces in some countries to fight against traffickers and subsequent seizure of Bank accounts belonging to traffickers.

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“President Deby seized 18 billion, president Issoufou even more, and President Macron informed us that there are also accounts in the Middle East, Dubai and the secretary general of the UN said there are also accounts in Europe”, Condé said.

The AU demanded that Europe should open it’s doors to young Africans but European council president, Donald Tusk responded by saying that Europe is already doing enough in that respect. “I think to say today that there are not enough legal ways of immigration is not correct. Last year, the European Union countries issued almost 3.4 million residence permits to nationals of developing countries and Middle East and Africa citizens are the main beneficiaries” Tusk Said.

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