The Twitter ban only extends the long line of reasons to be pessimistic about the state of Nigeria. Despite the bleak outlook, we can draw five lessons from the Twitter ban for future political organizing. Read more.
In the contemporary moment, we are becoming increasingly aware of how the many structural, social, political and economic inequities that underpin exploitation in all its guises have been deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
The colonial history of Fernando Po in Spanish Guinea and south-eastern Nigeria makes it clear that the new techniques of ‘modern slavery’ varied from deception and entrapment of unsuspecting migrants to harshly enforced debt bondage and penal sanctions for non-fulfilment of contracts. Read more.
The ongoing economic crises in Africa and the ease in mobility occasioned by free movement policies and protocols have made Africans increasingly vulnerable to migration, therefore, allowing different forms of modern slavery to thrive. Read more.
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