Posted on October 28, 2008

Niger Found Guilty of Slavery Allegations

Lydia Polgreen, New York Times, October 27, 2008

A West African regional court found the government of Niger guilty on Monday of failing to protect a young woman who was sold into slavery at the age of 12.


Slavery is outlawed in Niger and the rest of Africa, but it persists in pockets of Niger, Mali and Mauritania. {snip}