By Ddungu Davis Joel
A study conducted by Trust Africa, an organization that strives for Africa’s democratic governance, philanthropy, and equitable development, has revealed that cases of human slavery are still existing in many African countries.
Although there is no African country that is still under colonial rule, studies show that practices of some Africans being traded into western countries for labor still exist.
Slavery, is a condition in which one human being was owned by another, and a slave is by law considered a property, or chattel, and is deprived of most of the rights ordinarily held by free persons.
A report issued by Trust Africa, has revealed that countries like Mali, Bukina Faso, Mauritania, Niger, direct human slavery is still happening, however, in some other countries including Uganda among other east African countries, practice indirect slavery, where natives subject themselves for labor and treated as slaves.
Speaking to media during the 3 day, ongoing All Africa Movement Assembly, in the city of Arusha Tanzania under the theme, “All Africa: the Africa we want”, Wone Abda, the communications head of Trust Africa, says the youth are the most affected persons in this, thus tasking African heads of states and the African Union to take action on the matter.
Wone has also tasked African governments to invest more into their education sector, and industrial sector to help their people from traveling to such acts of slavery directly or indirectly.
Dr. Ebrima SALL, the executive director of Trust Africa organization, says Africans will not have their dignity and better future, until they are set free to move and do things on their own.
Dr Ebrima, also noted that some Africans don’t believe in their continent and work within their border premises which results in their rights violation.