The journey for many Africans trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean ends in a North African detention centers. They are held in appalling conditions, unable to contact loved ones or return home. DW filed this report from a Libyan center.
Media reports about alleged migrant slave markets in Libya have resulted in strong reactions across the continent. African politicians demand an investigation and the prosecution of those responsible.
France has called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss slave-trading in Libya. It follows reports of Africans being auctioned at markets to North African buyers.
EU-backed agreements between Italy and Libya have reduced the number of migrants reaching EU shores. But the cost has been "unimaginable horrors," according to the UN human rights commissioner Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein.
With three rival governments and the reluctant host to thousands of migrants making their way to Europe, Libya is in chaos. Will it ever unite for democracy? Taher El-Sonni meets Tim Sebastian on Conflict Zone.
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