Asamoah Gyan speaks against inhuman slave trade happening in Libya and calls for intervention

Asamoah Gyan speaks against inhuman slave trade happening in Libya and calls for intervention

Captain of the senior national team Asamoah Gyan has spoken up on the issues surrounding the selling of black African migrants into slavery by some people in Libya.

The footballer went ahead to send a clarion call to authorities to take action.

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Asamoah Gyan speaks against inhuman slave trade happening in Libya

Asamoah Gyan

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The Ghanaian international who also doubles as a businessman took to his Instagram account and shared a video on his page that showed some atrocities being meted out to some Africans.

He captioned his post, “This is inhuman, I'm soo devastated, wow! In this modern age, THIS MUST STOP”.

The Black Stars skipper’s contribution to the ongoing debate about slavery forms part of a number of petitions made by other public figures and entertainers to draw the world’s attention to the issue of modern day slavery which is being carried out in the North African country.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is one of the African statesmen who has expressed concern over the unfortunate situation. He took to his social media handle and wrote, “The current slave auctions of Africans in Libya are not only gross and scandalous abuses of human rights, but are also mockeries of the alleged solidarity of African nations grouped in the African Union (AU), of which Libya is a member”.

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Most of the African migrants who are in Libya are from Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon and Ghana among other countries.

Other public icons including dancehall artistes Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, Afia Schwarzenegger, Chris Brown, Cardi B, Georgina Onuoha and a host of others have also spoken against the slave trade in Libya.

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The exposé which was first aired on international news agency CNN has gained worldwide acclaim and has sparked controversy across the globe with many people staging demonstrations against the selling of other Africans by Africans.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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