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: UN special sappoteur on contemporary slavery forms to visit Mauritania

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Gulnara Shahinian Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The UN special rappoteur on contemporary forms of slavery, Mrs Gulnara Shahinian, is expected today in Nouakchott for a four-day visit to Mauritania where slavery persists despite several bills against the practice. The dehumanising phenomenon … 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

United Nations approves construction of permanent memorial for victims of slavery

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Photo: “Viccisitudes” by Jason deCaires Taylor New York, US- The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution approving the construction of a permanent memorial at the UN headquarters in New York, to honour victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave … Read More