Category Archives: Racism

Mothers’ Day 2013

https://twitter.com/bettymurungi/status/333503700448452608 The month of May – Mama, Mother, Mummy, Mum While every day is indeed a day to honour our mothers (as in Betty Murungi’s tweet above), on Mothers’ Day, we do it collectively, and perhaps more formally, in the various … Continue reading

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Slavery, discrimination and inhumanity in Mauritania — Gross abuse of law

“Despite the considerable efforts of governments, civil society and the international community, we still live in a world blighted by slavery and slavery-like practices.  Millions of human beings are subjected to an existence that is almost unfathomable in its degradation … Continue reading

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Key points on Islam and slavery — Corollary to ‘The burden of being Black in Mauritania’

By its crimes against humanity through the genocide, discrimination, slavery and apartheid visited on its African citizenry, Mauritania violates three sets of human rights laws it is bound to uphold — its own national law, international legal instruments and Islamic … Continue reading

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The burden of being black–Mauritania

Slavery, genocide and disenfranchisement How is it not to know what it is like to be free? To have your every waking, sleeping and living moment and your whole life and destiny in the hands of another that owns you? … Continue reading

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