Reuters photo By Jose Kalathil According to Walk Free Foundation, a human rights organisation, India has the largest number of modern slaves in the world with more than 18 million trapped as bonded labourers, forced beggars, sex workers, and child soldiers.
Posts Tagged ‘Slavery’
By Zeeshan A. Shah If you wish to thrive for 100 years, then educate your Children – Dalai Lama In a recent UN report on Sustainable Development Goals –SDGs, Pakistan has been identified as having one of the worst indicators in Education Development. It has saddened many of us to know that […]
Jewel Samad/AFP By Zeeshan A. Shah On August 30th every year, the world marks the International Day of the Disappeared, many countries around the world falling back to recall the gravity of the crisis – a shocking and terrifying experience that some of us went through in our lives; the loss of our precious children. […]
By Durodola Tosin This essay intends to examine the ways by which the early African historians’ writings before 1945 could be considered precursors of modern African historiography. We examine four early African historians – Carl Reindorf of Ghana, Sir Apolo Kagwa of Uganda, Jacob Egharevba of Benin and Samuel Johnson of Nigeria, their works, writings and […]
By Joe Khamisi I get furiously disgusted when I hear people using the term “Third World” in reference to poor, less developed countries like mine. This is a term peddled loosely by toms, dicks, and harrys in the so-called “developed” countries to despise, insult, and degrade young nations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, that are […]
Paul Bettings By Byobe Malenga A shortage of employment in various African countries is driving many people to focus on jobs such as retail and domestic work in people’s homes. In Goma, in the politically sensitive region of North Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, this trend is affecting fathers, mothers and even girls […]
Bruce Davidson By Renee Drummond-Brown
REUTERS/Joe Penney By Kieran Guilbert (Thomson Reuters Foundation) A week in which two slave-owners were jailed and two leading anti-slavery activists released from prison in Mauritania could mark a turning point in the West African nation’s fight to eliminate the practice, campaigners said on Wednesday.
By Cynthia M. Lardner The young lady doing your manicure, the young boy picking blueberries, your neighbor’s housekeeping, the hotel maid, the man harvesting grapes, the young man delivering flyers to your house, and the worker at the dry cleaners all have something in common: they are the victims of human trafficking.
Reuters/Damir Sagolj By Ellen Wulfhorst (Thomson Reuters Foundation) The fight to abolish human trafficking, which claims nearly 21 million victims worldwide, is so far a failure, a top leader in the field said on Thursday, calling for an immediate international effort to coordinate strategic efforts.
By Tom Arms I propose a statute of limitations on national guilt. My proposal is prompted by the diktat from the politically correct academics of Australia’s University of New South Wales. They have told students that henceforth they should refer to the British involvement in Australia as an invasion, occupation and colonisation.
By Sylvain Muyali Nicknamed ‘The Terminator’, General Bosco Ntaganda was one of the main perpetrators of the violence that decimated the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002 and 2003. Yesterday he was at the International Criminal Court in the Hague for his trial for crimes against humanity.
By Joel Savage In 1914, when the Germans invaded Belgium during the war, they committed many grievous atrocities against the civilian population.
A case study of Nigeria By Ajise Vincent In the year 1442 the Portuguese started the transatlantic slave trade by taking solace along a settlement near the gulf of Guinea, now known as the present day Nigeria. There had already been slavery prior to the Portuguese invasion with men and women carted away following […]