Slavery

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‘Bought like a chicken’: struggle to end wahaya slavery in Niger
Al-Husseina Amadou was just one of thousands of girls in west Africa who are still bought cheaply as a wahaya, or ‘fifth wife’

Fred Harter in Niamey

28, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘You complain, you get fired’: migrant crews on UK fishing boats speak out
Trapped by the terms of their ‘transit visas’, seafarers from outside the EEA are facing exploitation, danger and violence

Karen McVeigh

20, Jun, 2022 @5:30 AM

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British history should not be treated as a ‘soft play area’, says David Olusoga
Writer and broadcaster says teaching about the past must not be a way of making people feel good about themselves

Richard Adams Education editor

19, Jun, 2022 @5:22 PM

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C of E paid poor 18th-century clergy with ‘abominable’ slave trade funds
Justin Welby says he is ‘deeply sorry for links with transatlantic chattel slavery’

Harriet Sherwood

16, Jun, 2022 @5:22 PM

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Rwanda refugee policy is like the rendition of slaves in the 1800s | Letters
Letters: Prof Julia O’Connell Davidson likens the government’s plans to deport asylum seekers to the forced returns facilitated by the Fugitive Slave Act in the US. Plus a letter from Mark Stephens

Letters

16, Jun, 2022 @4:44 PM

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Eighteenth-century cockroach found in slave-trading ship ledger
Insect’s journey probably began in West Africa on vessel that sailed from La Rochelle in 1743 to Guinea

Caroline Davies

15, Jun, 2022 @5:05 PM

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‘I see this money as not mine’: the people giving away fortunes from slavery and fossil fuels
What would you do if your inherited wealth was built on slavery, fossil fuels or came at the price of neglect? Meet the guilty rich who want nothing to do with their money

Amelia Tait

05, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘Cancel culture a reflection of rightwing papers’ intolerance,’ says David Olusoga
Historian taking part in debate at Hay festival says he is labelled an activist to ‘delegitimise’ his voice

Rachel Hall

03, Jun, 2022 @8:29 PM

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Walmart apologizes for selling Juneteenth-themed ice cream
Company drew outrage with its ice cream, which was part of an assortment of other Juneteenth-themed items including shirts and decorations

Gloria Oladipo

25, May, 2022 @3:31 PM

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‘It’s a never-ending nightmare’: crew of refugee rescue ship facing jail
Thousands of lives were saved by activists who have now been
put on trial in Sicily on trafficking charges

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels and Angela Giuffrida in Rome

22, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Slaves’ shackles put on show alongside sculptures at Liverpool gallery
Sculptures at the Walker depict members of Sandbach family, who made a fortune from slave trade

Mark Brown

05, May, 2022 @4:28 PM

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Coalition accused of stalling ban on imports made using slave labour
Morrison government wants time to consult business and upgrade IT but campaigners say Australia is lagging other countries

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

03, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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