IOM welcomes anti-trafficking law in South AfricaListen /
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has welcomed a new law to make trafficking in persons a crime in South Africa. The South African President signed the long-awaited Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill on 29 July. IOM says the law can serve as an example for other African countries.
Food aid to displaced Somalis to break their fast during RamadanThe Afgoye corridor near the Somali capital Mogadishu once had the largest concentration of internally displaced persons in the world. In 2011, the Somali army, backed troops of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), pushed Al Shabaab Islamic extremists out of the capital. However, many people in Afgoye still live in tented camps and struggle to get food and other basic necessities.
A music project aims to encourage defections from Ugandan rebels
A project of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations is using music to encourage people to defect from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA rebels started their brutal campaign in northern Uganda in the 1980s. They now operate in the Central African Republic, the DR Congo and South Sudan.
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