Human sale rife in Africa

United Nations agencies urged governments in southern Africa on Monday to draft legislation to combat frightening levels of human trafficking, saying action was vital ahead of the upcoming football World Cup.

United Nations agencies urged governments in southern Africa on Monday to draft legislation to combat frightening levels of human trafficking, saying action was vital ahead of the upcoming football World Cup.

Thomas ZindlCronin of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, said: "None of the countries in southern Africa has specific anti-human trafficking legislation in place."

Specific legislation to tackle the issue was needed to help the law enforcement agencies get to grips with the situation. Zindl-Cronin said: "South Africa and Mozambique are more advanced than the rest." - AFP

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