Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson raises Juneteenth Flag at the County Courthouse

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On June 16, 2022, a few minutes before 3 p.m., the blue, red, and white Juneteenth Flag was floating at the Bronx County courthouse for the first time following a flag-raising ceremony held by Bronx … Read More

UN highlights achievements of slave descendants | L’ONU commémore la Journée des victimes de l’esclavage et de la traite transatlantique des esclaves

[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Stressing the importance of remembering slavery and slave trade in human history, the legacy of which “resounds down the ages”, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Friday highlighted the contributions that people of African descent have … Read More

UN: UN urges independent investigation for jailed Mauritanian anti-slavery activists

New York, US (PANA) – The UN human rights office expressed deep concern over the judicial proceedings underway in Mauritania against members of two civil society groups, including the anti-slavery “Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA)”, who have been held … Read More

Mauritania: Anti-slavery campaigner to run for president in June

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Biram Oul Dah Ould Abeid Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Anti-slavery campaigner Biram Oul Dah Ould Abeid, has announced his candidacy for the Mauritanian presidential election, scheduled for June. Abeid, the leader of the “Initiative of resurgence and abolitionist movement (IRA)”, … Read More

Mauritania: NGO denounces harassment of human rights activists

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Biram Ould Dah Ould Abeida Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – A member of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) in Mauritania, Hamdy Ould Lehbous, has denounced the “harassment and detention” of some human rights activists from different … Read More