December 6, 2021

US: ICE is deporting Mauritanians back to modern-day slavery

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From Freedom United The West African nation of Mauritania has tens of thousands of citizens trapped chattel slavery, with darker-skinned Mauritanians being treated as the property of their lighter-skinned Arab and Berber countrymen. It is for this reason that undocumented black Mauritanians were rarely deported from the United States in the past — sending them […]

Can you help free Biram again?

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By Joanna Ewart-James, From Freedom United Unbelievably, anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid has been remanded in prison, arrested on the same day he was planning to submit his candidature for the upcoming Mauritanian elections.[1] Add your name to help free Biram! Biram, president of anti-slavery organization the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement, was taken […]

After escaping 35 years of slavery, this black Mauritanian woman is running for office

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From Face2Face Africa A former slave in Mauritania has put her name on the ballot for the elections in September. Habi Mint Rabah became a slave when she was just five years old and was only released in 2008. “I became a slave at the age of five. Every day I had to take care of […]