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Anti-Slavery Campaigners Arrested in Mauritania, the Country With the World’s Highest Slavery Rate

Ten anti-slavery activists were arrested earlier this month in the town of Rosso, Mauritania — the country that has the highest rate of slavery in the world, according to a recent human rights group report.
Charged under Mauritania’s terrorism laws with incitement to racial hatred, the activists now await trial in the capital Nouakchott. There, authorities last week detained a further two human rights defenders — this time for organizing protests calling for the release of their fellow campaigners.  Lire la suite

The African Dream

The dream that the twenty-first century will be the “African Century” is powerful and intoxicating. It is also becoming reality. As African officials gather in Washington, DC, on August 4-6 for the first US-Africa Leaders Summit, it is worth considering the basis – and the limits – of the continent’s progress.

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The Committee for the Respect of Liberties and Human Rights in Tunisia


No to impunity for human rights crimes

On 12 April 2014, the military court of appeal delivered its verdict, sentencing top security officials under Ben Aly’s regime to prison sentences ranging from 3 to 5 years. In some cases, they were acquitted. Those officials were accused for carrying out the killing and injury of demonstrators during the Tunisian revolution.

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