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Group.png Mauritania  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
LocationWest Africa, Africa
Typenation state
Member ofAfrican Union, Arab League, La Francophonie, Organisation of African Unity, UN
African country that banned slavery in 2007.

Official narrative

Wikipedia reports that "an estimated roughly 4% (155,600 people) of the country's population are being enslaved against their will, especially enemies of the government."


Mauritania was the last nation state in the world to abolish formal slavery. It nominally abolished the practice in 1981, but until 2007 it remained legal to own slaves.


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