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Groups Battle Modern-Day Slavery

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And I believe that 'classical' slavery -
by drpruner / March 13, 2007 7:39 AM PDT

of African blacks - still exists there. At least the profiteers are also Africans. Sad

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"At least the profiteers are also Africans"??????
by duckman / March 13, 2007 7:42 AM PDT

I'm not at all sure what to think of that

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Africans kidnap other Africans and sell
by drpruner / March 13, 2007 7:47 AM PDT

them [mainly] to other Africans as "household and farm servants" and such. In the old days, the kidnapped Africans were sold to English, Dutch and Spanish slave ship owners for transport to N America. The "Middle Passage".

http://bbc.co.uk is a good place to start searching.

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(NT) That doesn't explain your statement
by duckman / March 13, 2007 7:53 AM PDT
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It explains the reference of my [ironic] statement.
by drpruner / March 13, 2007 8:11 AM PDT

I hope you didn't think I meant to approve of the slavery itself.

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And few will know that
by Steven Haninger / March 13, 2007 7:54 AM PDT

Native Americans (mostly in the southern US) adopted many of the customs of the Europeans who settled there including the owning of African slaves. As well, these folks mingled and produced offspring. Even today, these "blended" people are often rejected as having a true Native American heritage and are excluded from various tribal affairs and activities.

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Funny you should mention that:
by drpruner / March 13, 2007 8:13 AM PDT
In reply to: And few will know that
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For example:
by drpruner / March 20, 2007 7:40 AM PDT
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/6455365.stm

"Akech Arol Deng has not seen his wife and son since they were seized by Arab militias from their home in south Sudan 19 years ago.

His son, Deng, was just three years old at the time but Mr Arol is sure they are still alive, being used as slaves in the north ..."
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Or this:
by drpruner / March 20, 2007 7:46 AM PDT
In reply to: For example:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/this_world/6431957.stm

"The child slaves of Saudi Arabia"

But the problem is not with the "host" country

"... The Ministry of Social Affairs in Saudi Arabia's western province has a unit dedicated to picking up children who are illegal in the country. It is tasked with taking these children from the streets and then investigating their stories. Efforts are made to try to find their families but often no relatives are found. In such cases, these youngsters are deported as illegal aliens back to their country of origin ..."

So, how has your day been going? Sad
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