Africa’s new slave trade: how migrants flee poverty to get sucked into a world of violent crime

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Thousands who dream of a better life in Europe face horrors of modern slavery on way across the Sahara to Libya

Six months after Muhammed Yusuf had been sold, tortured and forced to watch as a friend died, he found himself back at the parched, dusty bus station where his ordeal began, facing the man who had made him a slave.

Unembarrassed and unrepentant, the smuggler was still touting for business among the crowds flooding into Agadez, an oasis town on the fringe of the Sahara desert in central Niger that has for centuries been a trading centre and gateway to shifting paths across the desert.

People were tied up like goats and beaten with broom handles and pipes every blessed day to get their money

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