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
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
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
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
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
On August 14, 2021, a team of the Association Donkorisa, a partner in the SlaFMig research-action program, started to carry out a theatre awareness-raising tour on the issue of descent-based slavery in Western Mali, in the cities of Kayes, Diéma and Nioro. In Diéma, the team was welcomed by the village chief, the deputy prefect and the first deputy mayor.