Monday, Sep 26, 2022



University of Cambridge says it gained from slave trade

September 22, 2022 7:11 pm

The acknowledgement comes as a string of leading institutions - from the Bank of England to the Church of England - have been re-evaluating the central role that slavery had in enriching Britain and how they benefited from its injustices.

French economist Piketty pens brief history of equality

April 15, 2022 7:02 pm

"A Brief History of Equality", published by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, is slated for release on April 19. It was first published in French as "Une breve histoire de legalite" last year and has been translated by Steven Rendall.

Jamaica plans to seek reparations from Britain over slavery

July 12, 2021 9:08 pm

Jamaica was a centre of the slave trade, with the Spanish, then the British, forcibly transporting Africans to work on plantations of sugar cane, bananas and other crops that created fortunes for many of their owners.

Bust of 'slave owner' Sir Hans Sloane removed from display in British Museum

August 26, 2020 5:30 pm

'We have pushed him off the pedestal. We must not hide anything,' says museum director Hartwig Fischer

Brazilian state awarded contract to firm on slave labor 'dirty list'

June 15, 2020 1:52 pm

Blacklisted businesses cannot receive state loans and have restrictions placed on their sales, while the list - established in 2004 - is also used by private banks to gauge credit risk and by international buyers concerned about their supply chains.

International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Abolition: how it tells stories of Indian indentured labourers

September 02, 2019 3:40 pm

Indentured servitude from India started in 1834 and lasted up till 1922, despite having been officially banned in 1917 by British India’s Imperial Legislative Council after pressure from freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi.

Explained: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the United States

June 23, 2019 10:12 pm

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

June 15, 2019 12:34 pm

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

July 19, 2018 1:22 pm

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

September 19, 2017 12:45 pm

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.