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Explained: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the United States

It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War had ended and they were free.

Explained: Juneteenth; the holiday and its history in the US

This year, Juneteenth will also feature the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations for slavery. Here's a look at the holiday and its history.


North Korea, Eritrea have highest rates of modern slavery: Report

The researchers also warned that consumers in affluent countries may be purchasing products manufactured using slave labour, including computers, mobile phones and clothing.

More than 40 million people trapped in slavery: new global estimate

It is estimated that 24.9 million people were trapped working in factories, on construction sites, farms and fishing boats, and as domestic or sex workers, while 15.4 million people were in marriages to which they had not consented.

Guatemala convicts ex-officer, paramilitary in slavery case

A Guatemalan court on Friday has convicted a retired army officer and a former paramilitary for the sexual enslavement of women during the country's civil war.

US blacklists Thailand 2nd year in a row over human trafficking

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said Tuesday that Thailand was working on solving the issues.


Thai junta leader: I'll fight forced labor in fish industry

A Thailand newspaper reported that country's junta leader vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor.

US: Thailand must end slavery in its fishing fleets

The State Department blacklisted Thailand last year for failing to meet minimum standards in fighting human trafficking.

The name’s Ruth

Mammy from ‘Gone With the Wind’ has her own story to tell.

Indian woman gets jail for treating brother's wife as slave

Victim was psychologically coerced and fearful of reporting the often-daily abuse to authorities: DA