Tag Archive | Human Trafficking

Human smuggling kingpin with Canadian interests arrested

ERIC REGULY PALERMO, ITALY — The Globe and Mail The suspected criminal kingpin of a human smuggling and trafficking network – who said he had planned to invest some of his fortune in Canada – has been arrested in Sudan and extradited to Italy. Medhanie Yehdego Mered, who is 35 and was born in Eritrea, […]

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How Ethiopia has cracked down on people smugglers

From The BBC By Emmanuel IgunzaBBC Africa, Metema, Ethiopia Metema, in Ethiopia’s north-west, was once a people smuggler’s paradise. It was from here that Haimanot, aged just 16, gathered all her belongings, borrowed 3,000 Ethiopian birr ($140; £95) and crossed the border into Sudan in search of a better life. She travelled at first on […]

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Kenya hires lobbyists to push aid, travel agenda in US

  Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed. Kenya has hired two lobbying firms to push the country’s agenda in the United States. FILE PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA |  NATION MEDIA GROUP By KEVIN J. KELLEY NEW YORK Kenya has hired two leading lobbying firms based in Washington, DC to push for the country’s agenda in […]

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Ethiopia Considers Harsher Penalties for Human Smuggling

From Israel National News Ethiopian legislators are drawing up a new law to provide harsher penalties for criminals convicted of human trafficking. The current law stipulates a fine of up to $2,500 US and a prison sentence from five to 20 years. The Ministry of Justice stated that it is concerned because incidents of human smuggling are rapidly increasing, and […]

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