A West African court has found Niger’s government guilty of failing to protect a woman from slavery in a landmark case for the region. The court found in favor of Hadijatou Mani, who says she was sold aged 12 and made to work for 10 years. A judge ordered the government – which says it has done all it can to eradicate slavery – to pay Mani 10 million CFA francs (USD 19,750). Despite being outlawed, slavery also persists in other West African states. (BBC)

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