DEADLINE: 15 MARCH 2021 The Nigerian Journal ‘The Republic’ invites scholars to submit papers for their special issue on ‘Modern Slavery in Africa’” Deadline for proposals: 15th of March 2021. Within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals and the socio-economic and political realities such as those presented by the global Covid-19 pandemic, how do we creatively respond to the challenges of modern slavery?
On December 1st 2020, Lotte Pelckmans, CO-investigator in the SLAFMIG project, organized, together with anthropologist Paolo Gaibazzi, a full day workshop on the anti-slavery movement Gambana. The title of the workshop was Around Gambana: perspectives on an anti-slavery movement, and it was a mixed format with both onlline zoom participation, but also some offline participation from presenters physically meeting at
A key stage of the “Slavery and Forced Migration” project, namely the training workshop for 28 paralegals from the regions of Kayes, Nioro and Kita, was successfully concluded in the last week of November 2020 in Bamako. The Laboratoire d’études et de recherches en droit, décentralisation et développement local (LERDDL) of the Faculty of Public Law (FDPU) of Bamako in
From 5 to 22 October 2020, the EmiFo project carried out a joint quantitative survey between the project partners among the displaced populations of the rural commune of Souransan Tomoto, 226 km from Bamako. This is the very first quantitative survey conducted among these populations who have fled the violence of slavery since January 2019. This survey should provide a
Descent-based slavery, also described as hereditary or caste-based slavery, is practiced in the Sahel region, including Mauritania, Niger, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Northern Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Chad and Sudan. This form of slavery is defined by Anti-Slavery International as when an individual is “born into slavery because their ancestors were captured into slavery and their families have ‘belonged’
Co-investigator on the EMiFo project Lotte Pelckmans wrote an article for the Bonn Research Group on Slavery and Studies on the legacy of internal African slavery. “To that end, I investigated the use of slavery-related vocabularies in court cases. In this piece, I explain and discuss how it is possible that more than a century after the formal abolition of
Bouillagui: A Free Village is a webdoc on the history of resistance against slavery in the Kayes region in Mali. It is available in open access in both French and English version (and in Bambara and Soninke in the videos). You can choose the language by clicking on FR or EN in the top right-hand corner. See the movie of
Pour en savoir plus sur l’histoire de l’esclavage dans région de Kayes, le film documentaire Les Diambourou est toujours en libre accès sur vimeo. Accéder à la vidéo
Un autre événement clé du projet “Esclavage et Migration Forcée” été réalisé à Bamako, au Mali le 22 septembre 2020. Un atelier de méthodologie de recherche productif et détaillé a été mené par le Dr Marie Rodet (SOAS University of London) en collaboration avec le Prof Bakary Camara (Faculté de droit de Bamako) et le Dr Lotte Pelckmans (Université de
Dr Marie Rodet, la Directrice de notre programme de recherche EMiFo et Mamadou Sène Cissé, Secrétaire Général de Donkosira, association partenaire, ont rencontré lundi dernier Aguibou Bouaré, Président de la CNDH (Commission nationale pour les droits humains) à Bamako, pour échanger sur des activités communes futures pour un #MaliSansEsclaves.