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Uganda police concerned by the number of youth stranded in human trafficking rings abroad (file photo).

Police are closing in on leaders of a Kigali-based racket of human traffickers whose activities threaten to turn the country into a source of girls and young women sold into sex slavery in neighbouring countries and the Middle East.

They sell their bodies on the streets or in apartments, often because they're forced to do so. The problem is well-known, its dimension is not.

"There's hardly any information on child prostitution in Germany, because we don't have the knowledge, the facts and the numbers," Mechtild Maurer, president of the Working Group for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation (ECPAT), says.

JACKSON — Law enforcement agencies in the Jackson metropolitan area have made dozens of arrests as part of the FBI’s roundup of underage prostitutes and human sex traffickers.

On Tuesday, bond was set in Rankin County court for three men charged with human trafficking.

In a report issued yesterday, the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, recommended that the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina take additional steps to fully implement its OSCE commitments in the fight against human trafficking.

President Jacob Zuma has signed the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill into law, giving South Africa, for the first time, a single statute that tackles human trafficking holistically and comprehensively.

A number of senior managers at a Shaanxi hospital have been dismissed after one of their maternity doctors allegedly sold a newborn boy after convincing his parents to give him up.

The revelation has led to the discovery of at least six similar incidents involving the hospital, located in Fuping county, the hometown of President Xi Jinping, The Beijing News reported.

Ethiopian communities in the Middle East have formed a union to fight the abuse and suffering of Ethiopian migrant workers in the region.

After a meeting in Addis Ababa on Monday, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by representatives of Ethiopian communities in Jeddah, Riyadh, Bahrain, Dubai, Yemen, Lebanon and Qatar.

 
A vulnerable woman was forced into a sham marriage and raped while kept as a slave above a shop, a jury heard

WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency is handing the Justice Department information, derived from its secret electronic eavesdropping programs, about suspected criminal activity unrelated to terrorism.

This little-known byproduct of counterterrorism surveillance continues amid controversy over the NSA's wide-ranging collection of domestic communications intelligence, including Americans' telephone calling records and Internet use.

Child labour refers to the work children should not be doing because they are too young, because it is not suitable for their age.

Not all work done by children should be classified as child labour.

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