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West African slavery lives on, 400 years after transatlantic trade began

Reuters Wednesday, 7 August 2019
Blessing was only six years old when her mother arranged for her to become an unpaid housemaid for a family in the Nigerian city of Abuja, on the promise they would put her through school.
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August marks 400 years since the first African slave arrived in the Americas, but in reality the slave trade hasn't stopped: the U.N. estimates 40 million are trapped in it across the world. Claudia was one of them. Matthew Larotonda reports.

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