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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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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17
Dec

New determination of judicial authorities in the fight against descent-based slavery in Mali

In the absence of a specific law criminalizing descent-based slavery in Mali, judicial authorities face difficulties in categorizing this offense based on the relevant Penal Code. To overcome these difficulties while waiting for a specific law to be passed, the Minister of Justice, Mahamadou Kassogué, issued a ministerial order (n°0000863 of 11 November 2021) on the management of cases related

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29
Jul

The “CNDH” of Mali posts on Facebook the delivery of the certificate of acknowledgement by the SlaFMig coordinators (July 2021)

The coordinators of the Research Action Programme “Slavery and Forced Migration in Kayes” award a certificate of recognition to the CNDH (National Commission for Human Rights in Mali). The coordinators of the Action-Research Programme “Slavery and Forced Migration in Kayes” from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, the Laboratoire d’Etudes et de Recherches en Droit, Decentralisation

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29
Jul

Training workshop for administrative and judicial authorities on descent-based slavery, Bamako, Mali (June 2021)

As part of the EMiFo (“Slavery and Forced Migration in Western Mali”) research-action programme, a training workshop was held for administrative and judicial authorities (mainly from the regions of Kayes, Kita, Nioro and Koulikoro) on descent-based slavery, from 28 June to 2 July 2021. On Monday 28 June 2021, the opening ceremony was attended by about a hundred people, including

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29
Jul

Fight against slavery: magistrates and civil administrators (prefects, governors) equipped for convincing results in Kayes and Koulikoro, Article in “Le Confident” (June 2021) – in French

23
Jul

Photo gallery: the workshop in pictures (June 2021)

Take a look at the photo gallery by clicking on the picture, and get an idea of the studious but very pleasant atmosphere.

24
Jun

“Conference with Gambana activist Salif Kamara: “Contemporary Slavery, Forced Migration and Diasporic Activism in West Africa”

On May 10th, on France’s National Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade, Slavery and its Abolition, the SlaFMig project team based in Copenhagen an online conference in partnership with the Centre for Advanced Migration Studies (AMIS), to hear and showcase the experience and the voice of Salif Kamara, vice-president of the Rassemblement Malien pour la Fraternité et le Progrès

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