Heads of state and their representatives at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York
Sekou Toure Otondi
PhD Candidate, Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies, University of Nairobi
“Africa Will Write its Own History and it will be to the North and South of the Sahara, a History of Glory and Dignity” those are the words of the late Patrice Émery Lumumba in one of his quotes.
Climate change is a natural as well as human induced phenomenon. Human activities such as emission of greenhouse gases coerce the climate into changing more rapidly than it should. Climate change includes changes in temperature, precipitation and wind patterns that last for extended periods of time. Climate change is the most serious global challenge of our time. It is the most significant economic, political, environmental and human problem facing the 21st century.
Media is a powerful actor that interconnects the entire world today. As an actor, it can be used for positive or the negative purposes. In conflicts, media can be used as a tool for promoting peace and also as a tool to exacerbate the conflicts further. Conflict areas tend to be the main sources of the threats to human security. These include lack of health security, food security, economic security, political security, community security and environmental security. They tend to nurture international crimes such as drug trafficking, terrorism.
Due to the low levels of investigation, prosecution and conviction of human smuggling especially across Kenya Ethiopia border there has been an increase in number of humans being smuggled from Ethiopia through Kenya to South Africa and to some extent Kenyans being smuggled through Ethiopia to places like Libya.
Human trafficking is the act of transporting victims from one place to another forcefully or without their consent. Human trafficking has been a trend in Nigeria for many years. Due to this, the media have taken a step ahead to spread relevant information about this vice to the society. The main objective of the study was to investigate the nature of media coverage of human trafficking in Nigeria since her independence. The study investigated the nature of human trafficking in Nigeria.