The U.S. State Department’s annual report on trafficking in persons said Mauritania does not fully comply with minimum standards for eliminating the practice and is not making "significant efforts" to do so. From Nouakchott, Ahmed Moussa reports on a family held captive more than 30 years after Mauritanian formally outlawed slavery. Salem Solomon narrates.
The United States has added eight more countries to its blacklist of nations most involved in the human trafficking industry. In a report unveiled Thursday at the U.S. State Department, Burma, Haiti, Djibouti, Papua New Guinea, Sudan, Suriname, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join others to make up the list of the 27 world's worst offenders. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.