Aline Desdevises

13
Oct

Usawa game launched in Nairobi (September 2023)

After a year’s work by the artistic and technical teams of the ‘Gaming against slavery’ project, split between Mali, Senegal, Kenya, the UK and France, a first version of the game was launched in Nairobi on 30 September 2023! The launch took place at the Game Centre in Nairobi, and was attended by around thirty people (developers, artists, bloggers, etc.).

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21
Aug

Interview with Marie Rodet in “Le Challenger”: It is urgent to advocate a law criminalising slavery… and its effective application

MARIE RODET, PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON ”It is urgent to advocate a law criminalising slavery…and its effective application’ Article : Marie Rodet is Professor of African History at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London. For over 15 years, she has been researching the history of slavery in the Kayes region. She analyses how the

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19
Jun

Call for Papers: Resistance to Slavery in Africa: Past and Present

Version en français ci-dessous Versão portuguesa abaixo Resistance to Slavery in Africa: Past and Present 23-24 October 2023 SOAS, University of London Organisers: Marie Rodet, Lotte Pelckmans, Esteban Salas, Wayne Dooling Twenty years have passed since the publication of Fighting the Slave Trade: West African Strategies, the major collection of essays edited by Sylviane Diouf (2003). While the historiography of

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6
Apr

Dr Marie Rodet interviewed by BBC Afrique for the National Day against Slavery in Mauritania

On 6 March 2023, for the National Day against Slavery in Mauritania, Dr Marie Rodet gave an interview about descent-based slavery in West Africa to BBC Afrique. You can listen to it here (in French), or read the English translation of the interview transcript. Interview transcript: Presenter: Mauritanians celebrated the national day against descent-based slavery yesterday. In this country, despite

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24
Mar

The SlaFMig Nouakchott workshop for the Mauritanian National Day against slavery, March 2023

From 2-6 March 2023, the SlafMig team held an advocacy training workshop in Nouakchott (Mauritania) with 30 members of the organisation Ganbanaaxun Fedde Mauritanie, to reinforce their capacity to fight slavery through advocacy. Ganbanaaxun Fedde is a newly created organisation in Mauritania whose aim is to fight against descent-based slavery, especially among the Soninke ethnic group. With the support of

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