Photojournalist, Seif Kousmate, photographed and interviewed current and former slaves in Mauritania and got imprisoned by police in the process.
They thought they were signing up for a dream but it turned out to be a trafficking nightmare.
Eritreans have become desensitised; the slavery in Libya is “the new normal”
In its traditional form, ukuthwala is a collusive strategy used by willing lovers to secure marriage negotiations. But the practice has mutated.
Hundreds of African refugees are being bought and sold in "slave markets" across Libya, but many do not survive the journey across the desert.