Slavery Slave trade in Libya mockery of African solidarity – Nana Addo

In a footage released by CNN from Libya, young men from sub-Saharan Africa are seen being auctioned as farm workers.

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has chastised the maltreatment of African migrants ongoing in Libya.

According to him, the incident is undermining the cohesion campaign being canvassed by leaders in Africa.

READ ALSO: No Ghanaian has been sold as slave in Libya - Government

In a footage released by CNN from Libya, young men from sub-Saharan Africa are seen being auctioned as farm workers.

Many are concerned that some Ghanaians may have been caught up in the matter.

President Akufo-Addo in a Twitter post said the situation mocks the very bond that binds African countries together.

He said "The current slave auctions of Africans in Libya are not only gross and scandalous abuses of human rights, but are also mockeries of the alleged solidarity of African nations grouped in the African Union (AU), of which Libya is a member."


Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said no Ghanaian has been sold off as a slave in Libya.

READ MORE: 168 Ghanaian detainees to return home from Libya


A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the 168, who were thought to be victims of a slave trade activity in Libya, were rather illegal migrants arrested by the Libyan government.

"Following disturbing reports of African nationals being sold off as slaves in Libya, the Ghana Mission in Malta, with concurrent accreditation from Libya, paid a consular visit to the three detention centers in Tripoli, namely, Tajoora, Trek Al Sika and Trek Mater.

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