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Mauritania Slavery

Fighting Modern Slavery - "Ordinary People" to the rescue

Joanna Ewart-James | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Joanna Ewart-James

It's a fact. We do not know precisely how many people are held in modern slavery today. We do know that the number reaches into many millions - the ne...

Mauritanian Journalist Sentenced To Death

Reuters | Posted 02.25.2015 | Media

By Kissima Diagana NOUAKCHOTT, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Mauritania on Thursday condemned a man to death for "insulting the prophet," a human...

Freedom Fighter: A Slaving Society And An Abolitionist's Crusade

The New Yorker | Alexis Okeowo | Posted 09.04.2014 | Black Voices

Two springs ago, Biram Dah Abeid arrived home in Nouakchott, the desert capital of Mauritania. At the airport, he was welcomed by hundreds of supporte...

Where Slavery Is Most Common

John D. Sutter | Posted 08.11.2014 | Media
John D. Sutter

Those sad truths about slavery in Mauritania were floating out there on the Internet and in newspaper archives before Edythe McNamee and I set out to document the practice for a CNN Digital story that would win the Livingston Award.

Last Country To Abolish Slavery Adopts Roadmap To End Practice

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact

The United Nations envoy on modern-day slavery said on Thursday Mauritania had agreed to adopt a roadmap for eradicating the trade, which campaigners ...

U.N. Recognizes Plight of Slaves in Africa; U.S. Must Do More

Christina Wilkes | Posted 02.17.2014 | World
Christina Wilkes

If this terrible scourge is finally to be eradicated, much remains to be done to promote the work of anti-slavery activists and protect and support survivors.

UN: Country With Most Slaves Per Capita Must End Brutal Practice

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

GENEVA, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Slavery is still being practised in Mauritania, even though the West African country made it a crime against humanity las...

State Department Reveals Scope Of Human Trafficking Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 06.20.2013 | World

Only 46,570 out of an estimated 27 million victims of human trafficking were identified in 2012. That is the conclusion of a new report released by th...

An Unreal Freedom

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 05.28.2012 | Teen
Noah Fitzgerel

CNN recently published a piece on Mauritania, a Saharan nation with a large population considered enslaved. Many Americans are unaware of the continued practice of slavery in foreign lands such as Mauritania.