Mauritania Anti-Slavery Activists 'Tortured in Custody'
Hereditary systems of slavery still exist in the country despite an official ban.
Former slave, Mattallah Ould M'Boirk, along with his family in Nouakchott (file photo).
Alkarama, 28 July 2016
Between 30 June and 9 July 2016, members of the Mauritanian NGO "Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA)", were subjected to a new wave of reprisals with… Read more »
IFEX, 6 July 2016
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Mauritania: Court Rulings End Slavery?
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 25 May 2016
A week in which two slave-owners were jailed and two leading anti-slavery activists were released from prison in Mauritania could mark a turning point in the West African nation's… Read more »
Mauritania: Meet the Woman Freeing Mauritania's Slaves
Al Jazeera, 9 December 2015
When I got off the plane at the Nouakchott International Airport, I had just flown over miles and miles of the Sahara Desert, looking out of the airplane window at so much endless,… Read more »
RFI, 20 August 2015
A former slave who stood for the presidency of Mauritania is due back in court Thursday. Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeid, an award-winning activist, is appealing against a two-year… Read more »