Slavery Drags on in Mauritania Despite Being Illegal

In Nouakchott, the capital of the West African nation of Mauritania, a woman wrapped in a mulafa, head to toe covering, carries a child. PHOTO: JOHANNA HIGGS
A former slave — since slavery in Mauritania is descent-based, children born of slaves are slaves, many female slaves experience sexual abuse and assault. PHOTO: JOHANNA HIGGS

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