Death stalks Zimbabwe hospitals as crippling strike deepens crisis – The Standard

April 22, 2018 in Local, News  Mavis Chimbe fought back tears as she narrated how her sister died of neglect at Chinhoyi District Hospital after nurses went on strike last week demanding better working conditions. By OBEY MANAYITI/NUNURAI JENA/silas nkala Chimbe’s sister, Lea, sent an SOS to her family in Banket from her hospital bed saying she needed medication, but did not get the help in time to save her life. “My sister had sent word that I should come and collect her from the hospital as she was not getting medication because…

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Trump: ‘Human Trafficking Is Worse Than It’s Ever Been In The History Of The World’

POLITICS 19/04/2018 22:21 SAST Trump: ‘Human Trafficking Is Worse Than It’s Ever Been In The History Of The World’ The president is using the specter of human trafficking to push his U.S.-Mexico border wall. By Antonia Blumberg JOE RAEDLE VIA GETTY IMAGESU.S. President Donald Trump discussed sanctuary cities in California before bringing up the topic of human trafficking on Thursday. In comments advocating a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, President Donald Trump said, “Human trafficking is worse than it’s ever been in the history of the world.” “Drugs are flowing…

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Two nabbed after 4-year-old girl shot dead in ‘gang crossfire’ in Cape Town | News24

 20:14 19/04/2018  Jenni Evans Two people were arrested for the murder of a four-year-old girl in Cape Town, who was shot as gangs battled it out in Uitsig. The girl was shot dead in Ceda Close at about 03:15 on Wednesday. “This morning (Thursday) at 04:30, they arrested two suspects, both aged 21, on a murder charge,” police spokesperson Andre Traut said. Police were tight-lipped about the details of the shooting but believe the girl may have been caught in gang cross-fire. Further details could emerge soon if police are ready…

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Backpage.com CEO pleads guilty to human trafficking

Documents unsealed today by the Justice Department (PDF) reveal Backpage.comCEO Carl Ferrer pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges in Arizona on April 5th, a day before the site was seized and shut down. Additionally, attorneys general in California and Texas announced today that the site itself has entered a guilty plea to charges of human trafficking in Texas, while Ferrer pleaded guilty to conspiracy and three counts of money laundering in California. Several corporate entities tied to the site, including Backpage.com LLC, also entered guilty pleas to charges of money laundering. As a part of the deal that will see…

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Donate to Human Trafficking Task Force – via PayFast

Human Trafficking Education We need to break the root of human trafficking by education. If people are educated that will make it difficult for them to be trafficked or to become traffickers. People must become aware of this hidden crime. Therefore conducting workshops and literature distribution is key to Human Trafficking Task Force’s work of eradicating the scourge of human trafficking. Donation link-https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/humantraffickingtaskforce Post Views: 7

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South Africa – Ngcobo ‘cult’ church leader faces charges of rape, sex exploitation (4 March 2018)

Inside cop killers’ horror sex cult (News24) They had no fewer than 100 sex slaves, girls as young as 12 who were freed alongside tiny babies early yesterday morning. Leaders of the Mancoba Seven Angels Ministry cult – called “angels” by their members – have emerged as the alleged masterminds behind Tuesday night’s massacre of five police officers at the police station in the tiny Eastern Cape town of Ngcobo. Three of the seven Mancoba brothers suspected of involvement in the murders of the officers were killed during a shoot-out…

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South Africa – Should you post photos of your child on social media? (29 January 2018)

Parents fear that cyber stalking may be linked to human trafficking. MBOMBELA – Few things are as adorable as a young child’s first-day-of-school photograph. It is a key moment in every person’s life that traditionally does not go undocumented. This is even more so in the digital era. Social-media platforms like Facebook allow parents to share images – and even albums – of their children, digitally documenting moments for eternity. The privileges of online-publication abilities come with serious responsibilities, especially for parents who are legally required to protect their children.…

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6 Countries Where Slavery Still Exists (9 April 2018)

Thought slavery had ended? Not for everyone. Slavery is often characterized as an archaic, inhumane practice of the past. But it isn’t, as much as we would like it to be. Slavery is still a grim reality, one that millions of people are trapped in. In 2016, the Global Slavery Index counted 45.8 million enslaved people in 167 countries, with one in four victims being children. Still, there is progress being made; earlier this month, in Mauritania, a West African country where slavery is an ongoing problem, courts sentenced two slave owners…

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Backpage.com sex advert website owners face charges (10 April 2018)

  Backpage had charged for the ads in its adult sections but not most other parts of its service The US authorities have charged the two founders of Backpage.com, a website that carried sex ads, as well as five others employed by the firm. The accusations include facilitating prostitution and money laundering. Law officers had already taken control of Backpage’s various international classifieds pages last week. The lawyer for one of the co-founders said the charges were “baseless” and the seizure of the site a “massive assault” on free speech…

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Trump signs ‘FOSTA’ bill targeting online sex trafficking, enables states and victims to pursue websites (11 April 2018)

  As President Donald Trump signs a bill enabling state and federal authorities to pursue websites that host sex-trafficking ads, Yvonne Ambrose of Chicago, left, wipes away a tear. Ambrose’s 16-year-old daughter was slain after being prostituted on Backpage.com. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post) President Trump signed a bill Wednesday that gives federal and state prosecutors greater power to pursue websites that host sex-trafficking ads and enables victims and state attorneys general to file lawsuits against those sites. Addressing the victims and family members in attendance, the president said, “I’m signing this bill…

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South Africa – Muti Murder – Albino girl forced to drink brake fluid before her murder, court hears (4 April 2018)

Thokozani Msibi (first from left) Brilliant Mkhize, Themba Thubane and Knowledge Mhlanga inside the dock in the Witbank Magistrate’s Court in Mpumalanga. File picture: ANA Reporter Witbank – Gabisile Shabane, a 13-year-old girl with albinism who was kidnapped with another child from their home in Hlalanikahle in Mpumalanga, was forced to smoke dagga and drink a vehicle’s brake fluid mixed with beer shortly before she was murdered, the Witbank Magistrate’s Court heard on Wednesday. “Accused number one [traditional healer Thokozani Msibi] mixed brake fluid with beer and forced Gabisile to drink…

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How a ‘shop assistant’ helped bust human trafficking ring

15 January 2018 – 07:18 BY KGAUGELO MASWENENG AND GRAEME HOSKEN David (NOT HIS REAL NAME), who is believed to have been trafficked, and who blew the whistle on the alleged traffickers, poses for an anonymous picture. Ten people including those from Lesotho and South Africa were found and rescued from the farm, near Welkom, in The Free State. Six suspects were arrested for alleged human trafficking. Image: ALON SKUY David* arrived in South Africa last week‚ with the promise of work as a shop assistant in the Free State mining town…

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Zimbabwe tobacco farms: Child labour, abuse rife, HRW says (8 April 2018)

Rights group says cases of child labour, worker exploitation and low pay are rife in Zimbabwe’s tobacco farms. by Enock Muchinjo Workers await the start of the marketing season at Tobacco Sales Floor in Harare [Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters] Malpractice in Zimbabwe‘s tobacco growing industry is rampant, an international human rights organisation has reported after an investigation. In a report launched in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, on Thursday, Human Rights Watch said cases of child labour, worker exploitation and low pay are rife on the farms around the Southern African country. Farm workers, the report…

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Northern Cape Human Trafficking Awareness Tour coming up 19-22 April

Nedine Blom Big thank you to the Gemsbok koerant / newspaper for covering our Northern Cape Human Trafficking Awareness Tour coming up 19-22 April – Groblershoop Upington Kuruman Kanon Eiland Looking so much forward to this collaboration with youth writer Anzil Kulsen who dedicated a whole book on human trafficking titled ” ‘n Hand vol sand”. Together we can break the silence. Human traffficking occurs everywhere. You are not exempted. Your children is not exempted. Be vigilant. Educate yourself. Educate your children. For more info contact 083 704 0221 #humantrafficking A21 South Africa Anex –…

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Cesesa – Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation SA’s video.

Cesesa – Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation SA‘s video. Play -2:24 Additional Visual Settings Enter Watch And ScrollClick to enlarge Cesesa – Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation SA added a new video.Like Page April 10 at 9:47pm ·  Errol Naidoo speaks to Melissa Farley at the International Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation. A few of the CESESA Member organisations were able to attend. #endsexualviolence #endsexualexploitation #coalitiontoendsexualexploitation #coalitiontoendsexualexploitationsummit2018 Post Views: 4

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