Moses MagadzaWindhoek-Members of Parliament from the SADC region attending the recent 42nd Plenary Assembly Session of the SADC Parliamentary Forum have unanimously adopted a motion condemning the reported slave trade of asylum seekers and migrants in Libya. Libya is party to the UN Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery of 1956. Noting that Zanzibar was a focal point on slave trade a few centuries ago, Ally Saleh blamed the United Nations and the “imperialistic world” for the reported ongoing slave trade in Libya. Dr Jessie Kabwila, an MP from Malawi who chairs the Regional Women’s Parliamentary Caucus of SADC PF, called for a media strategy to amplify the SADC region’s indignation over the reported slave trade in Libya. I condemn the slave trade.
Source: Libya Today December 07, 2017 07:30 UTC