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Modern day 'slave markets' in Libya

The UN is reporting that West African migrants are being openly bought and sold in Libya. The north African nation is a major exit point for migrants and refugees from Africa trying to reach Europe by sea. Othman Belbeisi is head of the International Organisation for Migration's Libya branch.

(Picture: Groups of West African migrants being held in Libya. Credit: International Organisation for Migration)

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