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Between Slavery and Post-slavery

University of Mauritius
Tuesday 10 April (09:00) - Thursday 12 April 2018 (17:00)

Between Slavery and Post-slavery: Citizenship, Dependence, and Abolitionism in African and Indian Ocean Societies.

The international conference ‘Between Slavery and Post-slavery: Citizenship, Dependence, and Abolitionism in African and Indian Ocean Societies’ will take place on 10-12 April at the University of Mauritius. Organised in collaboration by the University of Mauritius and the University of Birmingham (UK) in the framework of the SLAFNET EU-funded project, the conference will bring together researchers, politicians, and grassroots activists working on slavery and its aftermaths in continental Africa and in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Presentations will focus on three main phenomena: legacies of past slavery; contemporary forms of slavery; and African anti-slavery movements. 

Keynote speakers include Sylvio Michel, leader of Mauritius’ Verts Fraternels party; Biram Dah Abeid, Mauritanian politician, founder of IRA-Mauritania, and winner of the 2013 UN Human Rights Award; Ali Bouzou, Nigerien anti-slavery advocate and Secretary General of the NGO Timidria; Ibrahim Ag Idbaltanat, Malian activist, founder of the NGOs GARI and Temedt, and winner of the International Slavery Award (2012) and the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence (2014); and Moses Binoga, Uganda’s National Coordinator for the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons, named 2015 Hero Acting to End Modern Slavery by the US Department of State.       

Please see conference programme for further details.

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