Monday, October 27, 2008


Court Finds Niger Guilty on Slavery Charge

"A West African regional court found the government of Niger guilty on Monday of failing to protect a young woman who was sold into slavery at the age of 12. ...
"Slavery is outlawed in Niger and the rest of Africa, but it persists in pockets of Niger, Mali and Mauritania. Ms. Mani’s experience was typical of the practice. Her impoverished family sold her to a farmer named Souleymane Naroua when she was 12 for about $500."

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