Zanzibar commemorates abolition of slavery for first time

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On Thursday, for the first time, Zanzibar, commemorated the abolition of slavery. The island is part of Tanzania and was a key stopping off point for Arab slavers across east Africa. At one point domestic slavery is thought to have expanded to the point that two thirds of the population were slaves. France 24’s Bastien Renouil attended the day of remembrance.

 

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