Tag: Mali

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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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

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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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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24
Nov

Slavery is alive in Mali and continues to wreak havoc on lives

Dr Marie Rodet, Director of the SlaFMig program, interviewed by Al Jazeera While slavery was abolished during colonial rule, local communities still place their descendants at society’s margins. It was supposed to be a joyful occasion. Young men and women gathered in a circle, displaying their dance moves as they celebrated Mali’s independence day in the country’s western region of

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29
Oct

Interview of Marie Rodet by Jeune Afrique, Slavery in Mali : «  In some villages, we are on the brink of civil war » (October 2021) – French only

Dans la région de Kayes, la persistance de l’esclavage par ascendance a provoqué de violents affrontements. Alors qu’Ismaël Wagué, le ministre malien de la Réconciliation, se rend aujourd’hui sur place, la chercheuse Marie Rodet analyse pour JA ce phénomène. Ce 28 septembre, une vidéo montrant des jeunes ligotés et torturés à coups de gourdins et d’armes blanches a fait le

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28
Oct

Visit of Marie Rodet and Marie-Christine Deleigne to Mambiri (Mali), August 2021

In August 2021, during a visit to Mali, Marie Rodet and Marie-Christine Deleigne visited the village of Mambiri, where a socio-economic survey of the situation of the displaced people and the people hosting them is currently being conducted. Mambiri, a village located about 80 km north of Kita in Western Mali, has hosted more than 1,500 displaced people fleeing the

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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

Anti-slavery movements in West Africa, by Leah Durst-Lee and Nolwenn Marconnet (July 2021)

by Leah Durst-Lee and Nolwenn Marconnet To discuss anti-slavery movements in West Africa, we must first discuss against what they are resisting. Around the world slavery has been legally abolished, but yet it is estimated that globally there are more people living in forms of slavery than ever before, and in Mali at least 200,000 people are subject to exploitative

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29
Jul

Newsletter #4, Introduction

Cher.e.s lecteur.rice.s, Nous vous présentons ici notre quatrième bulletin d’information, avec un autre éventail bien rempli d’activités et de nouvelles. Une étape importante de notre projet a été la formation sur l’esclavage fondé sur l’ascendance pour le personnel judiciaire et administratif dans l’Ouest du Mali, qui a eu lieu à Bamako du 28 juin au 2 juillet 2021.La formation a

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