Tag: Slavery

Mauritania: An international forum to fight slavery

March 17, 2022

The fight against slavery in Mauritania "is a constant and irreversible priority" of the authorities, said Wednesday in Nouakchott a senior Mauritanian state official, during ... Read More

Mauritania: Marriage between President’s daughter & anti-slavery activist likely to curb racism, a mayor suggests

January 30, 2019

A loyalist of Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has suggested to the country’s leader, as part of his endeavors to unite the North African ... Read More

Mauritanian Government Lambasted at UNHC for Slavery

May 4, 2018

The Mauritanian government was rebuked at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva for its failure to abolish entirely slavery practices, which remain widespread in ... Read More

Mauritanian Authorities Crackdown on Anti-slavery Activists

March 3, 2018

Despite international outcry against slavery across the globe, Mauritanian authorities continue their crackdown on anti-slavery activists with the arrest recently of abolitionist Biram Ould Abeid ... Read More

AU Rebukes Mauritania over Persistent Slavery

January 28, 2018

The African Union rebuked Mauritania for falling short of fully eliminating slavery after the country handed out lenient sentences to a slave owner. Mauritania should ... Read More

Migration: Joint EU-AU-UN Task Force to be Set up

November 29, 2017

The United Nations, the European Union and the African Union have agreed to put in place a joint Task Force to save and protect lives ... Read More

On the Forgotten Victims of Slavery in Polisario-run Tindouf Camps

November 26, 2017

The human slave auction documented by CNN in Libya ignited global outrage and drew attention to an inhuman practice that is regrettably also rampant in ... Read More

Global Outrage at Slave Auction in Libya

November 21, 2017

Global outrage has followed the shocking video footage that has emerged claiming to show Sub-Saharans being sold at auction in Libya slave markets. The video ... Read More

Mauritania: Dakar bans for second time Biram Dah Abeid-led conference on human rights abuses, racism

October 6, 2017

Mauritanian activist Biram Dah Abeid Wednesday was forced to abort conference on human rights abuses and racism in his country after receiving instructions from Senegalese ... Read More

Mauritanian Authorities Maintain Blackout on Slavery

September 11, 2017

Mauritanian authorities persist on maintaining a blackout on the practice of slavery in the country by denying access to international civil rights organizations, the latest ... Read More