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Libya slave footage sparks outrage

REVEALED: Footage emerged appearing to show sub-Saharan migrants being sold at slave markets in Libya

THE AFRICAN Union (AU) has expressed outrage after footage emerged appearing to show sub-Saharan migrants being sold at slave markets in Libya, BBC reports.

The video, which was released by CNN this week, shows young men being auctioned off as farm workers.

The AU chairman, President Alpha Conde of Guinea, demanded prosecutions over a "despicable" trade "from another era".

Migrants trying to reach Europe have spoken of being held by smugglers and forced to work for little or no money.

The footage also appears to show young people from Niger and other sub-Saharan countries being sold to buyers for about $400 (£300) at undisclosed locations in Libya.

"These modern slavery practices must end and the African Union will use all the tools at its disposal," Mr Conde said.

CNN reports Libya has opened an investigation into the practice.

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