Blog

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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14
Jul

Introduction newsletter n°7, July 2022

Dear SlaFMig readers, After a few months of absence, the SlaFMig/EMiFo action-research program is back to share with you the latest activities! On the research front, the members of the Donkosira association have been the most active. First of all, they participated in a qualitative research training with researchers Marie-Christine Deleigne and Marie Rodet in May 2022. On this occasion,

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14
Jul

Training of the Donkosira team in qualitative research, May 2022

From May 16 to 20, a training session on qualitative research methods was held in Bamako for members of the Donkosira association. Supervised by Dr. Marie-Christine Deleigne and Dr. Marie Rodet, this meeting aimed to strengthen the skills of the Donkosira team in order to conduct the qualitative component of the socio-economic survey in Mambiri. Intrinsically participatory, the training began

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14
Jul

The International Conference on Slavery in Africa in Yaoundé, April 2022

The international conference ‘Knowledge and Decompartmentalization’ about ‘Slavery in Africa’ was held at the University of Yaoundé (Cameroon) from April 19 to 21, 2022. Mamadou Sène Cissé and Mariam Coulibaly, secretary general and treasurer of the Donkosira association, were able to participate. The aim of this meeting was to demonstrate the historical importance of slavery in Africa, its weight in

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14
Jul

The workshop in Gilleleje (Denmark), May-June 2022

The SlaFMig/EMiFo team was able to meet in Denmark from May 27 to June 3. The members of the Donkosira association (Mamadou Sène Cissé, Mariam Coulibaly and Assa Waly Diakité) and the research team (Dr. Marie Rodet, Dr. Lotte Pelckmans, Dr. Marie-Christine Deleigne, Aline Desdevises) met in Copenhagen before going to Gilleleje, where the workshop was held. The first days

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14
Jul

Organization of a third SlaFMig advocacy workshop, Paris (Gennevilliers), June 2022

As a follow-up to the Bamako and Kayes workshops in 2021, an advocacy training workshop was held from June 4-7, 2022 in Gennevilliers with anti-slavery activists from the associations Gambana RMFP Mali and Ganbanaxuun Fedde ARMEPES Mauritania from the diaspora in France. The objective of the workshop was to strengthen the capacities of the members of these movements in advocacy

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