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US restricts tobacco imports from Malawi over labour abuses

“Malawi is being forced to confront child and forced labour practices after the US restricted tobacco imports from the impoverished…

Europe Must Cut Ties With Mauritania

“Days after his release from jail, one of Mauritania’s top anti-slavery campaigners called on Europe to stop doing business with…

As Slavery Evolves in Mauritania, Silent Victims Prove Harder to Find

“The Global Slavery Index estimates that two percent of the population, or 90,000 Mauritanians, are enslaved” and are much harder…

Mauritania’s anti-slavery groups under threat

“Anti-slavery activists in Mauritania are increasingly being arrested and protests banned as the state tightens restrictions on human rights groups,…

Event at Liverpool Museum

Interesting exhibition in the Liverpool Museum of Quilt Code Patterns http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism/events/displayevent.aspx?EventId=34894 You may also be interested in: Egypt: visit to…

Mauritania’s referendum

If the referendum in Mauritania is successful, the Senate will be abolished and the flag will be changed. The government…

What migrants really risk

The millions of people who flee from violence, conflict, famine and assorted tragedies, face a variety of risks and dangers,…

Ngugi wa Thiong’o: know your mother tongue

Ngugi wa Thiong’o addressed students and staff of Cape Town University. In his speech he noted that knowing world languages…

Mauritania: anti-slavery activists jailed

Mauritania is the only country in the world in which slavery exists. According to the Global Slavery Index about 43000…

Mauritius: museum on slavery soon opened

In Port Louis, Mauritius, will soon be opened an Intercontinental Slavery Museum. According to the Truth and Justice Commission, the…

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