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John Eibner

Eradicating slavery in Sudan

By John Eibner
February 22, 2006

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FOR 20 YEARS, Abuk Ater was a slave in northern Sudan. She was a young, childless, married woman when she was captured and enslaved by a member of an Arab militia backed by Sudan's government. Her master, Mohammed El Nur, raped her, called her ''slave," and forced her to convert to Islam. He renamed her ''Howah." (Full article: 651 words)

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