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