10/28/08
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Hadijatou Mani was sold into slavery at the age of 12 and for the next 10 years she was forced to do hard labor, beaten, raped, and imprisoned for bigamy when she tried to marry a man other than her master. Yesterday an international court ruled that the government in Niger must pay Mani the equivalent of $19,500 for

5/12/08
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Today in where your cosmetics come from: John Liebhardt from Global Voices Online reports that Western beauty companies "have been falling over themselves trying to purchase fresh raw shea from cooperatives of African women." He links to an American expat in Burkina Faso, who deconstructs a self-congratulatory ad for L

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