Slavery In Mauritanian Slavery

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Mauritanian slavery runs deep into the country 's roots. It started in the thirteenth century and continues today. Racial differences constitute the practice. Two populations make up Mauritania: the white Maures and the black Africans. The white Maures make up the minority of the population and overrule in power. The black Africans who are enslaved are named Haratine and were born into slavery. Earlier this year it was estimated that about one percent of the countries population is enslaved, this is a drop from 2014 when about four percent were in slavery. The Mauritanian leaders deny that these practices still continue. Abolitionist groups are fighting for human rights in Mauritania today and publicizing that the slavery practice continues.
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