Since we last posted the story about the slave trade in Libya, it has gotten a lot of media attention from celebrities, pastors and even some presidents, not including Trump. Most posts are calling for people to repost and for those with the power to actually make a change to put their power to use.
Shatta Wale has made a song about the crisis. The song is named LIBYA; it will be released on Monday and will be an all star artists feature.
Our president Nana Akufo-Addo also tweeted about the incident earlier this week.
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.
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) November 28, 2017
Bishop TD Jakes also put out a video with a voice over discussing the events going on in Libya and his trip to Cape Coast.
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The slave trade that is going on in Libya, and even globally, is an atrocity that has to STOP. We, as a people have to partner together to put an end to this horrific disregard for human life. Here are a few ways you can help: —Use YOUR voice (Social Media, your community, etc.) to raise awareness! —Support organizations that give aid to countries from which migrants are fleeing. —Contact your local officials and become an advocate in the fight against slavery & human trafficking. We have got to say something…we CANNOT be silent. #Libya #HumanTrafficking #SlaveryInLibya #LibyanSlaveTrade. @cnn @msnbc @foxnews #silenceisourgreatestenemy #ifyouseesomethingsaysomething
There is also a Disapora protest happening in the US this weekend in New York, in case you have family members there who would like to participate.
Let us all bring our voices together to make a change. We can go on and on about this issue, but if there is no action behind it, all that talk will go in vain.