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Africa North
Mali Slavery Problem Persists After French Invasion
[USA Today] The insurgents who have fled from invading French troops in Mali have been taking with them some of their most important possessions -- slaves.

The Tuareg tribes that overran Mali's military with the help of Arab extremist groups aligned with al-Qaeda have long held slaves and many of the captives are from families that have been enslaved for generations.

Though slavery was outlawed in 1960, Mali is one of the countries in the world where the practice of human servitude flourishes, with as many as 200,000 Bella ("slave" in the Tuareg language) living a life of hereditary enslavement.
Posted by:trailing wife

#6  That's what I've been saying for years, CF.

The people who voluntarily live on welfare for generations instead of doing something to get themselves out of there have sold themselves into slavery to whatever politician makes the latest promises they don't intend to keep. >:-(
Posted by: Barbara   2013-02-16 14:24  

#5  Hmm.... some might say the same Democrats who practiced slavery in the old south are still practicing it today - only now its Voting Plantations in the inner-cities.
Posted by: CrazyFool   2013-02-16 14:11  

#4  Maxi Water talking about how generations ago Africans were enslaved; here today the same people who enslaved those Africans generations ago are still practising their islamic right to slaves.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2013-02-16 13:22  

#3  Fred, do you have any idea how gross that is??

Now, if you're planning on going shark fishing and need bait that may be okay but the shark would take one look and head for Austrailia.
Posted by: Alanc   2013-02-16 10:48  

#2  ewwww.
Posted by: Frank G   2013-02-16 10:38  

#1  I should probably go there and buy a Maxine Waters.
Posted by: Fred   2013-02-16 10:03