Migrant deaths highlight African ills that US-led coalition aims to tackle – News


Migrant deaths highlight African ills that US-led coalition aims to tackle


NAPLES, Italy — The 76 migrants from Libya who drowned in June when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean represent the human trafficking, corruption and political instability in parts of Africa that require international cooperation to overcome, the Navy’s top commander in Europe and Africa said Monday.


Human traffickers take advantage of illegal immigration and corrupt African officials who take bribes to look the other way, which is why 117 migrants made a perilous crossing in a faulty boat that sank, said Adm. James Foggo, commander of Naval Forces Europe and Africa, at a seminar on how to strengthen Africa’s maritime security.


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