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Sub-Saharan Migrants are Being Sold as Slaves in Libya

Prices start from $400 per person.

Libyan authorities are investigating the slave auctions that were revealed in a CNN report last week.


CNN reported that people are sold according to their skillsets, and that prices start from $400 per person.

Most of these people are illegal migrants who are fleeing their countries in search of better lives in Europe. They pour into Libya's borders in thousands.

But Libya has recently increased security on its borders, and that leaves the smugglers with a lot of people they don't know what to do with. Which is what has led to the auctions.

Africans and people from all around the world have taken to Twitter to voice their concerns and disgust about these modern day slave auctions that are ironically taking place in Africa, and inflicted by other Africans.

The New York Times reports that hundreds of protesters, mostly young black people, demonstrated in front of the Libyan Embassy in central Paris on Saturday. Some, The Times reports, were carrying a sign that said, "Put an end to the slavery and concentration camps in Libya," and chanting, "Free our brothers!"

You can read more about this on BBC, CNN and the New York Times.

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'Africa Is a Country Radio' Spotlights Cape Town in Latest Episode

Hosted by Chief Boima, the latest episode from 'Africa is a Country Radio' explores Cape Town's vibrant music scene from rapper YoungstaCPT to Cape Malay choral music, jazz and more.

Africa Is a Country Radio has shared its latest episode which puts Cape Town into the spotlight. The theme for the show's current season is port cities. Having explored the Black Atlantic and the Black Indian Ocean in their previous episodes, this latest episode positions Cape Town's history and so-called Cape Malay culture in the middle. The show is hosted by Sierra Leonean-American music producer and managing editor of the publication, Africa Is a Country, Chief Boima and also features two additional guests.

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Veteran South African Journalist Karima Brown Has Died

Tributes have been pouring in for journalist, political commentator and activist, Karima Brown, who has recently passed away from COVID-19.

Veteran South African journalist, political commentator and activist, Karima Brown has passed away. Brown had previously been admitted to hospital after contracting COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment over the past couple of weeks. Unfortunately, she lost her battle with the disease earlier this morning. Tributes have been pouring in from media colleagues, friends, politicians and ordinary South Africans since news of Brown's death emerged.

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Watch Davido Perform 'Assurance' & 'Jowo' On Jimmy Kimmel Live

The Nigerian superstar performed for the late night American TV show.

Davido stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to give viewers a lively performance.

Backed by a full band, the Nigerian superstar kicked things off by playing A Good Time single "Assurance," which will reportedly be featured in the Coming 2 America soundtrack. After a quick interlude and set change—a king's throne appeared onstage—Davido and his band went into a medley of "Jowo," his A Better Time single.

Davido's been busy this year as he recently shared the music video for A Better Time's "The Best" alongside Mayorkun, was featured in the remix of Focalistic's "Ke Star," and collaborated with Teni on "For You."

Watch Davido's Jimmy Kimmel live performance of "Assurance" and "Jowo (Medley) below.

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