Slavery in Ghana
April 25, 2003 12:02 AM   Subscribe

Child Slaves in Ghana. Short article and photos, from AllAfrica.com.
Related :- Ghana's trapped slaves. "The girls are my slaves - they are the property of my shrine"
posted by plep (10 comments total)

 
More AllAfrica.com photoessays.
posted by plep at 12:03 AM on April 25, 2003


You've come a long way, baby.
posted by HTuttle at 12:24 AM on April 25, 2003


[...]used as free labour by local fishermen [...] They are never given fish.

Bloody hell! Even Marx would have been stuck for words.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:26 AM on April 25, 2003


Here is hopeful news about some groups that are working to stop this practice in Volta Lake.

This essay from allafrica.com is also very sad.
posted by madamjujujive at 6:02 AM on April 25, 2003


Good god this is depressing. I wish it were getting more publicity. I wish I thought anyone in Washington would care.
posted by languagehat at 8:42 AM on April 25, 2003


Here's a previous post on global slavery. It is apparently the largest illegal business in the world, and globalization's dirty little secret.
posted by homunculus at 11:24 AM on April 25, 2003


Thanks homunculus. Slavery is everywhere, even in the great cities of the West. Go far enough down the chain of the chocolate and orange juice industries and you'll find slavery. It never went away.
posted by plep at 12:10 PM on April 25, 2003


I wish I thought anyone in Washington would care.

If only there was oil in Ghana...
posted by eustacescrubb at 4:49 PM on April 25, 2003


Slavery is everywhere, even in the great cities of the West. Go far enough down the chain of the chocolate and orange juice industries and you'll find slavery. It never went away.

You're right, of course. It's really disugusting. Here's a previous post on slavery and chocolate.

If only there was oil in Ghana...

Or in the Congo...
posted by homunculus at 5:39 PM on April 25, 2003


Oil in Ghana.

Well, the Ghanaian government is attempting to deal with this problem, but in poor, traditional societies which include many separate linguistic and cultural groups, the government is not all-powerful
posted by plep at 11:10 PM on April 25, 2003


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