Despite Laws, International Efforts, and Protester Suicides, Slavery Persists in African State of Mauritania

BY MICHAEL RICONDA Though human trafficking has received significant attention over the past few years, a different form of slavery has gone largely unnoticed in the African country of Mauritania. The country, which is located on Africa’s West Coast, has a long-standing and disturbingly prevalent tradition of slavery. Cultural practices in the nation sustain a […]

Jagota Case May be First of its Kind

BY DYLAN SKRILOFF Zugibe’s office says they had no precedent to examine in prosecuting domestic servitude case involving an arranged marriage Arranged marriage is still a custom for many cultures in the world. However, what recourse does a wife have if the family she is married into literally treats her like a slave in a […]