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Released “Chibok girls” have "uphill road to climb" to reintegrate

The 82 girls from Chibok, Nigeria, recently released by the Boko Haram terrorist group, have an “uphill road to climb” reintegrating into society, a UN expert has warned.

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News in Brief 11 April 2017 – Geneva (AM)

Starvation “an inevitability” in vast swathe of Africa and Yemen, says UNHCR

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News in Brief 24 March 2017 (PM)

Descendants of slaves have “made their mark” in every field: UN chief

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Slavery last great “unmentionable” that shaped the world: historian

Slavery is the last great “unmentionable” that has profoundly shaped every corner of the world although it happened centuries ago, the Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture has said.

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#RememberSlavery: African rhythms permeate Cuban music

More than 15 million African men, women and children were brought to the New World due to the transatlantic slave trade, which the UN has described as one of the darkest chapters in human history.

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PHOTO FEATURE: The enduring legacy of the transatlantic slave trade

The transatlantic slave trade was the largest forced migration in history and undeniably one of the most inhumane. According to the United Nations, over a 400-year period, the forcible extraction of Africans from their motherland was unprecedented in the annals of recorded human history.

FEATURE: Cuba’s rich musical heritage rooted in African rhythm

For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the tragic transatlantic slave trade – one of the darkest chapters in human history – commemorated by the United Nations every year on 25 March, the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

US removal of textbook with ‘distorted’ depiction of slavery from classrooms applauded by UN experts

A team of United Nations human rights experts is supporting a recent decision by a United States school district in Connecticut to remove offensive and inaccurate historical information about slavery from its classrooms.

“Poverty and lack of education” increases slavery

Lack of education and poverty pushes people into forced labour and slavery according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

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Forced labour is “like a virus” the head of ILO says

Forced labour is “like a virus” because of its capacity to mutate, the head of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has said.

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