Mauritania flag with the words "Marvellous Mauritania"
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What's Up Africa: Satirist on slavery in Mauritania

In this week's episode of satire series What's Up Africa, Ikenna Azuike asks: Is it possible to end the slavery mind-set in Mauritania?

The organisation Walk Free in 2014 ranked Mauritania at the top of its Global Slavery Index, saying slaves constitute a higher proportion of the population than elsewhere. It says more than 150,000 people are enslaved in Mauritania, or 4% of the population, a claim the government denies, saying slavery has been outlawed.

What's Up Africa is a BBC and RNW co-production and is on Focus on Africa on BBC World News & partner stations across Africa every Friday from 17:30 GMT.

  • 13 Mar 2015
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