Human trafficking

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‘Bought like a chicken’: struggle to end wahaya slavery in Niger
Al-Husseina Amadou was just one of thousands of girls in west Africa who are still bought cheaply as a wahaya, or ‘fifth wife’

Fred Harter in Niamey

28, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Corruption blights the developing world but the US and Europe are accomplices | Kenneth Mohammed
State capture is growing on every continent but only because the west helps to launder and hide money stolen by kleptocrats

Kenneth Mohammed

15, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Seven stowaways and a hijacked oil tanker: the strange case of the Nave Andromeda
The long read: In October 2020 an emergency call was received from a ship in British waters. After a full-scale commando raid, seven Nigerians were taken off in handcuffs – but no one was ever charged. What really happened on board?

Samira Shackle

09, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Vigilantes stalk Ukraine border as sex traffickers target fleeing women and children
Volunteers patrol Polish border to fill what they say is a dangerous gap in protection for vulnerable refugees

Katy Fallon, Antonia Cundy and Rosabel Crean in Medyka, Poland

24, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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As the government’s anti-slavery chair, I see the Home Office failing – and victims suffering | Sara Thornton
We’re sending back far too many victims of modern slavery to unsafe countries. Change is overdue, says Dame Sara Thornton

Sara Thornton

17, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Ministers ‘failing to protect’ people trafficked to UK as modern slaves
Anti-slavery commissioner says change in law needed so that victims are more likely to be allowed to stay in UK

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

17, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Children going missing amid chaos at Ukrainian border, aid groups report
Cases of human trafficking and exploitation also reported as more than 2.5 million refugees try to escape fighting

Katy Fallon

12, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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British women and children detained in Syria failed by UK government, inquiry finds
Parliamentary report finds ‘compelling evidence’ of trafficking and highlights missed opportunities to protect vulnerable people later stripped of citizenship

Thaslima Begum

10, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Huge rise in number of trafficking victims in UK immigration detention
Campaigners say not enough victims are being identified before Home Office moves to lock them up

Diane Taylor

26, Jan, 2022 @11:14 AM

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Family’s death at US-Canada border underscores desperate journeys of migrants
Perilous conditions along remote stretch of Manitoba have ambushed border crossers for years

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

21, Jan, 2022 @8:06 PM

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Italian police arrest alleged Black Axe Nigerian mafia members over trafficking
Four arrests of cult-like criminal gang made in southern Italy after Nigerian woman forced into prostitution comes forward

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

19, Jan, 2022 @6:30 AM

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EU has ‘limited’ appetite for post-Brexit migration deal with UK
Commissioner’s stance underlines difficulty of task facing Liz Truss as she steps into David Frost’s brief

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

20, Dec, 2021 @2:55 PM

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