Black medical students stage inspirational photo in front of former plantation slave quarters: 'We are truly our ancestors' wildest dreams'

2019-12-24 08:06

The group posed for pictures in front of the slave quarters at the former Whitney Plantation, to create inspirational images.

Former US vice president Joe Biden says white people 'can never fully understand' racism during visit to black church

2019-09-16 17:24

Biden, who polls favorably among African-Americans, told the congregation that "the domestic terrorism of white supremacy" still exists in the US.

Oxford University is hiring a researcher to study its colonial past – inspired by SA’s ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ movement

2019-03-22 15:21

St John's College at Oxford University will pay a postdoctoral researcher around R1.2 million over two years to see what role it played in British colonialism, and it credits South African activism for the growing need to do so.

US politician corrected by journalist Gayle King after he calls slaves 'indentured servants'

2019-02-12 10:30

The Democratic governor has faced widespread condemnation for his seeming appearance in a "racist and offensive" blackface costume in a 1984 college yearbook.

Kanye West and the culture of victim blaming

2018-05-10 07:05

Victim blaming is all the rage. Just ask Kanye West, who has decided that slavery of African Americans might have been their choice, writes Howard Feldman.

Inside labour: Are women part of our ‘modern slavery’?

2017-12-03 07:54

When Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the UN, delivered her powerful Nelson Mandela Foundation lecture in Cape Town last Saturday, she highlighted the disproportionate suffering of the female half of humanity.

What it means to be children of slaves

2017-08-31 08:00

Why do we see so few sites of memory erected for slaves and their descendants in South Africa, asks Eleanor du Plooy.

Supreme Court justice family apologise over slave

2017-03-07 20:30

The family of the chief judge who presided over the Supreme Court 160 years ago have apologised to the family of a slave who tried to sue for his freedom.

Pakistan practice of giving children away under spotlight

2016-12-24 11:00

A Pakistani woman is trying to change the practice of giving away a daughter or a landlord who just takes the prettiest one to pay the price for a never-ending debt.

Guinea-Bissau opens slave memorial with history, tourists in mind

2016-09-25 07:38

The museum's first display spares little: a naked slave kneels with her hands tied, right shoulder freshly branded with her owner's mark by a white man with sleeves rolled to his biceps.


Hymns and prayers for Vietnamese feared dead in UK truck tragedy

2019-10-27 14:44

A Catholic mass was held on Sunday for Vietnamese feared among 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain, as families desperately awaited news about missing relatives who have not been heard from in days.

WATCH | 'I came back alive': Escaping modern slavery

2019-08-08 13:17

August marks 400 years since the first African slave arrived in the Americas, but in reality the slave trade hasn't stopped: The UN estimates 40 million are trapped in it across the world. Claudia was one of them.

An American man descended from slaves took a DNA test and learned he was an African prince

2019-02-24 12:25

Pastor Jay Speights recently learned that he was descended from the 9th King of Allada, in Benin.


2018-08-30 13:04

US rapper Kanye West has finally apologised publically for his “Slavery was a choice” comment he made a few months ago.

How Kanye West is using his privilege to distance and other himself from the plight of black people

2018-05-02 17:24

When will Kanye understand that freedom of speech does not mean you’re free from the consequences of saying whatever you want?

WATCH: Global leaders shocked by Libya's "slave markets"

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) first documented in April how migrants were being sold as slaves in Libya. After footage was recently aired by CNN, the international community has come out in numbers to denounce the practice. Watch.

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African migrants seeking Europe sold as 'slaves'

2017-04-12 05:00

African migrants trying to reach Europe are being sold into slavery in Libya, including for sex, for as little as $200, a report says.

WATCH: Ben Carson compares slavery to immigration

2017-03-07 13:00

New HUD Secretary Ben Carson says some immigrants 'came here on the bottom of slave ships,' comparing slavery to immigration.

Cape Town slave descendants share stories of strength

2016-12-10 11:58

An exhibit on South Africa's history of slavery helps a new generation understand their heritage.

Mauritania slavery activists tortured in custody: lawyer

2016-08-16 14:09

Thirteen Mauritanian anti-slavery campaigners who are on trial for "rebellion and use of violence" told a court on Monday they had been tortured in custody, their lawyer said.

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