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Last Country To Abolish Slavery Adopts Roadmap To End Practice

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MAURITANIA SLAVE
314414 43: Slave herdsmen water animals at an oasis June 15, 1997 near Tiguent, Mauritania. Over ninety thousand blacks remain enslaved in the Western African nation, despite a 1983 government edict abolishing the practice of slavery. (Photo by Malcolm Linton/Liaison) | Malcolm Linton via Getty Images

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