Slavery is not dead: DEATH to slavery!!!

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Article 3 says: No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Slavery is evil, slavery is disgusting, slavery is inhuman . . .


The Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has held the country of Niger guilty in failing to protect a girl from being sold into slavery. Hadijatou Mani was sold into slavery in 1996 when she was a 12-year old girl to El Hadj Souleymane Naroua, a friend of her mother’s master. She was used as a slave by Naroua for 10 years to do unpaid household and agricultural work and was used as a “wahiya” or a sex-slave and was regularly beaten and sexually abused and was forced to bear three of his children. Shockingly, Mani was jailed for bigamy when Naroua opposed her marriage to another man stating that she had become his wife when he set her free in 2005. The court asked Niger to pay 10 million West African CFA francs (10 million XOF / 15,250 EUR / 19,120 USD / 12,200 GBP / 9.54 lakh INR) as damages.

The case of Hadijatou Mani and her child . . . a body blow to modern day slavery in Africa . . .

Image: AFP

Though the practice of slavery is banned in Niger, Anti-Slavery International estimates that there are around 43,000 slaves in Niger. Read more about this shocking, barbaric and inhuman practice here. Slavery 👿 is also widely prevalent in other countries in Africa, like Mauritania and Sudan.

Watch a short video about slavery and an organisation that fights this abhorrent practice in Mauritania :

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Africa, awake, arise and act! (Part 1)

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12 Responses to Slavery is not dead: DEATH to slavery!!!

  1. vishesh says:

    this is seriously bad!And i think it exists in India too…

  2. Aneesh says:

    God!! I thought slavery was vanished years ago….
    Good post..
    I guess, people need to come to the modern world and know what’s happening around

  3. francina says:

    Its amazing that things like this are still happening in the 21 century…very sad really…

  4. kanagu says:

    Slavery… to whom who is? A bane imposed on some people by whom who are thinking themselves as superior and with their money they can do anything. Surely they must be punished without any mercy. I know still this practice prevails in India and also I happened read a news in TOI about dalits are leaving a village near tirunelveli dist. as they are allowed to worship god in a temple. A pity state know. Surely the responsible persons must be punished.

  5. leafless says:

    I’m with you.
    “Death to Slavery & People who Condone it.”

  6. steve says:

    Powerful stuff..slavery is the severest human rights violation unfortunately unless the local govt takes action it will continue….this is truly barbaric…Zman sends

  7. Jesse says:

    slavery never disappears it just takes different forms.

    the univ dec of HR also says:
    “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.”

    these are positive rights, i.e., governments force people into servitude to pay taxes and enforce legislation to build the world in a world government.

    good luck with the UN which is basically controlled by unelected bureaucrats and funded through taxation without representation. a vote for the UN is a vote for a world military.

  8. Pj says:

    hmmm donno wat to say about this form of injustice…
    I reely thot this is all over…but i guess i was wrong…..This is one of the rare times tat i am disheartened to be wrong.

  9. Sakhi says:

    i am absolutely speechless! 😦

  10. Dear Earthlings,

    Thank you so much for all your reponses! 🙂

    Yes, one kind of slavery called bonded labour 👿 exists in India. Some people believe that it is as bad if not worse than slavery 😡

    Unfortunately, this filthy practice 😡 still exists in the 21st century.

    Yes, it’s really terrible! 😦

    I agree with you. Slavery and casteist oppression show that humans behave worse than animals!

    I would prefer to put slave masters and those who condone slavery in prison till they die!

    Welcome, amigo! 🙂 Slavery must be abolished as it is the epitome of barbarism!

    Welcome to my blog! 🙂 The U.N. does have severe flaws in the way it functions but I feel that an international Human Rights organisation that is affiliated to the U.N. must take the lead in abolishing this disgusting practice!

    Welcome, my friend! 🙂 Sordid practices still exist in this world 😦

    I understand. This made my blood boil when I first read it 😡

  11. Pj says:

    we all are highly blessed not to be in these kids’ or people’s places…
    Slavery is just not dun..

    thanx for the broll

    I’m brolling u here

  12. Thanks, PJ 🙂 Slavery 👿 is something that just makes my blood boil 😡

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