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Slavery in Mauritania


Why does slavery still exist?

In Mauritania slavery was officially outlawed in 1980 but human rights groups say it is still widespread.

Find out what factors work against slaves in Mauritania to keep an estimated 600,000 of them continuing to work in bonded labour.

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Child Slaves


Why do children continue to be used as slaves?

For Outlook Rageh Omar travels from Somaliland to northern Uganda to explore these questions.

This series also discovers the stories of child sex workers in Cambodia, child fishermen in Ghana and child trafficking in the Middle East.

Listen to Outlook's interview with Rageh Omaar

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