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The estimated amount for total illegal profits obtained from the use of forced labor in Africa is US$13.10 billion per year

Forced labor in the private economy generates $ 150 billion in illegal profits per year, about three times more than previously estimated, according to a new report from the International Labor Organization (ILO).

“This new report takes our understanding of trafficking, forced labor and modern slavery to a new level,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

The ILO report ,Profits and Poverty: The Economics of Forced Labor, said two thirds of the estimated total of $150 billion, or $99 billion, came from commercial sexual exploitation, while another $51 billion resulted from forced economic exploitation, including domestic work, agriculture and other economic activities.

251 Communications and Marketing PLC announced today at the Friendship International Hotel that it is now the exclusive representative for Magic Trade Week, the leading and largest fashion event that brings together the apparel, accessories and footwear industry. This year’s show will be held from August 17 – 20 in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States.

 “251 Communications is pleased to announce its partnership with Magic International as the exclusive agent to this outstanding event which is expected to bring together the global fashion community to exchange information, preview styles of the upcoming seasons and buy products” said Addis Alemayehou, Managing Partner 251 Communications.

Most orthodox Libertarians just want the government to stay out of their life. That’s good Libertarian philosophy. Curiously though some seem to believe the government has a role to play in our bedroom                         

Tomas Mega

It was an early April day with temperatures approaching thirty degrees centigrade. That’s higher than it should be in the Mojave Desert for this time of year, and predictions are that it will soon hit the low thirties regularly, and climb.  After months of wonderfully mild, sunny weather and reasonably priced power bills, the thought of turning on my AirCon in April was rapidly ruining my afternoon walk with the dog.