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UN urges Mali to end hereditary slavery

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UN human rights experts on Friday called on Mali to crack down on hereditary slavery after a series of violent attacks against people born...

West African slavery lives on, 400 years later

Blessing was only six when her mother arranged for her to be an unpaid housemaid for a family in Abuja, on the promise they...

Released Mauritanian anti-slavery activists to continue fighting

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Two anti-slavery activists freed from prison in Mauritania vowed an all-out fight to rescue their nation from one of the world's worst...

Migrants report torture, slavery in Algeria

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Dozens of Africans claim they were sold for labour and trapped in slavery in Algeria in what aid agencies fear may be...

AU urges Mauritania to crack down on slavery

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The African Union urged Mauritania to make a greater effort to eliminate slavery after the country handed out lenient sentences to a...

ISS: Libya’s slave trade shocks AU-EU leaders into action

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The warning bells had been sounding for months. In April this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) warned that its staff...

Video gives new prominence to charges of Libyan slave trade

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A video appearing to show men auctioned as slaves in Tripoli has put a long history of abuses against refugees and migrants...

France tells Libya to act over crimes against humanity

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France demanded an urgent UN Security Council session on human trafficking in Libya and raised the possibility of sanctions after a video...

Global leaders commit to eradicating modern slavery

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Global business tycoons and politicians from 48 countries committed to ending human trafficking, forced labour and modern slavery on Friday at a...

Rise in Nigerian sex slavery in Italy fuelled by violence and...

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When Nigerian teenager Beauty arrived in Sicily after crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa last year, she had only hours to phone...

Mauritania jails anti-slavery activists for up to 15 years

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A tribunal in Mauritania has sentenced 13 anti-slavery activists to up to 15 years in prison for their role in a riot...

High risk of modern slavery in nearly 60 percent of countries,...

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Almost 60 percent of countries are at high risk of using slave labour in their supply chains, according to a new global...

Mauritania arrests nine anti-slavery activists

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Mauritanian authorities have arrested nine anti-slavery activists and accused them of starting a riot in which several police officers were injured and...

Migrant crisis fuels sex trafficking of Nigerian girls to Europe

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A promising student who dreamed of going to university, Mary was 16 when a woman approached her mother at their home and...

46 million people enslaved around the world – report

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An estimated 45.8 million men, women and children around the world are today trapped in modern slavery - 28% more than previously...

Activists hope Mauritania court ruling signals “beginning of the end” for...

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A week in which two slave-owners were jailed and two leading anti-slavery activists were released from prison in Mauritania could mark a...

Mauritania commits to ending modern day slavery

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Mauritania has vowed to ramp up its fight against slavery, becoming the second African country to approve a United Nations treaty designed...

British couple jailed for keeping Nigerian as slave for 24 years

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A British couple have been jailed for six years each for keeping a Nigerian immigrant as a slave for more than two...

Slavery numbers in chaos, prolonging suffering for victims

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Governments worldwide have no hope of combating modern day slavery unless credible data is collected on the hidden crime so victims can...

Mauritania anti-slavery law threatened by NGO crackdown plan

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Mauritania's new anti-slavery law could be undermined by proposed legislation threatening the freedom of non-governmental organisations which act on behalf of victims...

Ebay founder Omidyar commits $50 million to combating global slavery

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Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife are to donate an extra $50 million (32 million pounds) to tackling slavery worldwide, the...

Nearly 36 mln people are slaves, Qatar in focus: global index

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Almost 36 million people are living as slaves across the globe with an index on Monday listing Mauritania, Uzbekistan, Haiti, Qatar and...

Niger jails man for four years in first slavery case

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A court in the West African state of Niger has sentenced a man to four years in jail in the country's first...

Mauritania must wipe out persistent slavery, U.N. watchdog says

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Slavery is still being practiced in Mauritania, even though the West African country made it a crime against humanity last year, a...

Google donates US$11.5 million to fight modern slavery

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Google Inc is donating $11.5 million (7.4 million pounds) in grants to fight modern slavery and its hold on 27 million people...

Google donates US$11.5 million to fight modern slavery

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Google Inc is donating $11.5 million (7.4 million pounds) in grants to fight modern slavery and its hold on 27 million people...

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