Despite slavery being abolished in the West African nation in 1981, it is still a fabric of social life.
People took to the streets in the capital Nouakchott to mark the fourth anniversary of the creation of a group calling for the rights of slaves and former slaves called Haratine Charter.
Light-skinned Berber and Arab Moors traditionally enslaved local black populations after settling in Mauritania centuries ago.
“This has become an annual tradition and it is now attracting more and more participation from the social elite, indicating that there is popular support for our demands,” Samba Ould Yahya an activist told the New Arab.
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