ouagadougou - The commotion about images of migrants who would be auctioned as slaves in Libya is increasing. Burkina Faso has now recalled his ambassador to the North African country for consultations.
News channel CNN previously showed images that show how African migrants in Libya are sold by auction. That led to a storm of criticism. In recent days, demonstrators gathered at local Libyan diplomatic posts in Mali, Guinea and France, according to local media.
The Burkina Faso government announced measures on Monday. According to Foreign Minister Alpha Barry, the country is calling the Libyan affidavit, among others, on the carpet. Barry said the government wants to express her 'indignation' about these images, which seem to come from other centuries. Images of the slave trade. '
UN Secretary-General António Guterres also reacted shocked to the news coverage. He stressed that 'slavery has no place in our world. '