Home | News    Tuesday 21 November 2017

Al-Bashir vows to raise Libya’s illegal migration problem at AU

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Al-Bashir speaks at the opening of power production plant from Upper Atbara and Setait Dam on 2 February 2017 (ST Photo)
November 20, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir on Monday has met with Libya’s former Prime Minister and Head of the Libyan National Forces Alliance (NFA) Mahmoud Jibril.

Following the meeting, Jibril told reporters the meeting discussed the ongoing efforts to stop illegal migration and the need to coordinate efforts to address its implications and effects.

According to the official news agency SUNA, Jibril said he briefed al-Bashir on the views of the NFA on the illegal migration in Libya, adding the latter agreed to raise the issue at the African Peace and Security Council (APSC).

Al-Bashir also vowed to discuss the issue with the President of the Republic of the Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso who chairs the African Union High-Level Committee on Libya.

Jibril also vowed to exert more efforts to discuss the issue with other African leaders and provide the adequate support for President al-Bashir to raise it within the AU as soon as possible.

Following the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s 40-year-rule in 2011, Libya has slid into chaos and has become the most important transit country for illegal migrants to Europe.

Also, Islamic State (ISIS) presence in Libya has become a source of threat not only to its neighbouring countries but also to Europe.

In May 2016, Khartoum proposed to establish a joint force to monitor the common borders between Sudan and Libya to curb the movement of Darfur rebels and fight against illegal migration and terror groups.

The UN migration agency (IOM) in April 2017 said it had received reports about the existence of slave markets in Libya where West African migrants are being bought and sold openly.

This week, the CNN which investigated the reports broadcasted footage of a live auction where black youths are sold to North African buyers. The reported filmed by the journalists of the international news channel showed that the migrants are sold for $400.

The head of the AU Alpha Conde and the chairperson of the commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, condemned the slave markets of African migrants in Libya and called to bring the culprits to Justice and to end immediately this violation of fundamental human rights.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Federalism does not deserve war in S. Sudan 2018-08-15 22:47:41 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi Last week, the National Salvation Front (NAS) which a member of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance SSOA denied that it was party to the Agreement on Outstanding (...)

What next for Sudan after Bashir’s nomination for a third term? 2018-08-15 19:45:00 By Ahmed H Adam It seems Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has no intention of leaving the presidency in the near future - and his insistence on holding on to power will likely have grave (...)

Collusion and harmful actions against South Sudan peace process 2018-08-14 00:07:55 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi For a very long time now since the war in South Sudan erupted in 2013, there have been accusations that some South Sudanese political actors together with others in (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)

The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.