|"On this land, everybody is exploited." |
The vast Saharan nation didn't make slavery a crime until 2007.
Only one slave owner has been successfully prosecuted.
Check out this link from CNN... make sure you take some time to explore as well.
Mauritania’s endless sea of sand dunes hides an open secret: An estimated 10% to 20% of the population lives in slavery. But as one woman’s journey shows, the first step toward freedom is realizing you’re enslaved."
Story is by John D. Sutter;
Photography and video are by Edythe McNamee