Sex trafficking

Sex trafficking - Twenty-four suspected members of a sex trafficking ring accused of forcing Nigerian women into prostitution in France have gone on trial today, the latest case to highlight the growing use of Nigerian migrants as sex slaves in Europe. Nigeria was the main country of origin of the migrants arriving across the Mediterranean to Italy in 2016 and 2017, though their numbers have since dropped. Nigerians now outnumber Chinese or Eastern European sex workers on the streets of France and some other European countries. Last year, 15 members of a Paris-based female-led pimping ring known as the "Authentic Sisters" were sentenced to up to 11 years in prison for forcing girls into sex slavery in France.

Last local news

Evening Update Tuesday 12 November

One person has been seriously injured in accident involving two cars and a motorcyclist on the A8 motorway ... Evening Update Tuesday 12 November Read More

12/11/2019

Road accident

An accident involving two cars and a motorcyclist has paralysed the A8 motorway westbound just after the Antibes paytoll. ... Road accident Read More

12/11/2019

Weather warning

Météo France has placed the Var region on a yellow weather alert due to strong winds forecast. The warning is in place from 7pm to 10pm this evening w... Weather warning Read More

12/11/2019

Femicide in France

The daughter of the woman killed by her husband in northern France on Sunday, November 10th, has said she believes “that the authorities took too long... Femicide in France Read More

12/11/2019

Paris Peace Forum

The second edition of the Paris Peace Forum opens today. Some thirty heads of state and governments will be present. French President Emmanuel Macron ... Paris Peace Forum Read More

12/11/2019