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Mauritanian Activists Cheer US Move to End Trade Deal Over Slavery

Mauritanian activists Tuesday praised the United States’ decision to end trade benefits over the practice of slavery and called on other states to follow suit with sanctions. U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that Mauritania was no longer eligible for the benefits, citing insufficient progress last year in eradicating forced labor and hereditary slavery. Historical practice Slavery is a historical practice in Mauritania, which became the last country to abolish it in 1981....

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