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African Union to Hold Summit in ‘Slavery Hub’
June 21, 2018
According to the 2016 Global Slavery Index, Mauritania has one of the highest rates of slavery in the world, with an estimated 43,000 living in modern slavery conditions, out of a population of 4 million. The practice especially affects the Haratins, who have been caught in a cycle of servitude enforced by the Moors, the lighter-skinned descendants of Arab Berbers. ... read more »
Me Too Movement Reaches Into African Halls of Power
May 31, 2018
The women, who work at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, appealed to Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new AUC chair, and Rwanda President Paul Kagame, the AU chair, in a signed letter obtained by the paper. ... read more »
At African Confab, a Call for Justice for Children
May 9, 2018
Children are very much on the political and public agenda in Africa today. The African Union has adopted a charter to protect them and a mechanism to hold governments accountable for the fulfilment of their rights. Even so, the reality on the ground is somber and sobering. ... read more »
Voters Pick Two For Run Off In Historic Liberian Elections
October 28, 2017
Mr. Weah, a former star in soccer, is running with Jewel Howard Taylor, the estranged wife of imprisoned ex-President Taylor. He has campaigned on promises to fix the country’s broken health-care system and improve social services. ... read more »
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