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6 April 2020

Kenya: Police rescue 29 suspected victims of human trafficking abandoned by recruitment agents after Covid-19-related travel restrictions

Author: Judie Kaberia, Capital News (Kenya)

"Agony of human trafficking victims trapped in countries over coronavirus"...

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11 March 2020

So. Africa: Alleged human traffickers to get judgement on bail application

Author: The Citizen (South Africa)

‘Chinese human trafficking accused to hear bail fate in 2 weeks’ 4 March 2020...

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22 January 2020

Kenya: Govt. official says weak regulatory regime to blame for exploitation of migrant workers, including by employment agencies

Author: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

"State to harmonise laws to protect labour migrants"...

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3 January 2020

Kenya: Lack of state-supported human trafficking victims support services hampering perpetrator accountability

Prosecution of perpetrators of human trafficking in Kenya is often hampered by lack of state-provided victim support services such as aftercare shelter and counselling services. This has seen prosecutorial agencies rely on non-governmental...

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3 January 2020

Kenya: Procedural obstacles in securing justice for victims of human trafficking & holding perpetrators accountable

Author: Maureen Kakah, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"The challenges Kenya faces in prosecuting human trafficking cases"...

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4 December 2019

So. Africa: Authorities continue to crack down on factories violating labour laws

Author: Thando Maeko, Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

‘Hawks bust another ‘horror’ factory’ 29 November 2019...

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11 November 2019

East Africa: Little optimism that newly introduced regulation of recruitment agencies will reduce human trafficking to the Gulf region

Author: Jillian Keenan & Njeri Rugene, Bhekisisa (South Africa)

"‘They see us as slaves’: Domestic helpers head for the Gulf despite their fears of sexual abuse"...

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4 November 2019

Kenyan teachers allege poor working conditions & sexual harassment in Somalia's Elm Schools; includes school's comments

Author: Beatrice Kangai, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Kenyan teachers allege exploitation in Somaliland", 28 October 2019...

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4 November 2019

Ugandan woman allegedly recruited by Marphie International Recruitment Agency physically abused during employment in Saudi Arabia; company did not respond

A Ugandan woman who was allegedly recuited by Marphie International Recruitment Agency to work as a housemaid is nursing life-threatening injuries sustained during the time of her employment in Saudi Arabia. The Business and Human Rights Resource...

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31 October 2019

How some human traffickers defraud Ugandans seeking employment abroad

Author: The Observer (Uganda)

"How human trafficking gangs work in Uganda; one victim narrates her ordeal"...

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