- Date Thursday, June 4, 2015
- Credits Mamoudou Lamine Kane/IRIN
- Themes Aid and Policy
Aichana, a 50-year-old former slave in Mauritania on 4 June 2015 in Nouakchott. Slavery was officially abolished in Mauritania in 1981 and criminalised in 2007. The dark-skinned Haratine ethnic group, however, was historically enslaved by the lighter-skinned Moors and continues to face widespread...