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Landmark Niger slave ruling

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A West African court has found Niger's government guilty of failing to protect a woman from slavery in a landmark case for the region.

The court found in favour of Hadijatou Mani, who says she was sold aged 12 and made to work for 10 years.

It is hoped the verdict will have lasting consequences for thousands of people living in slavery in western Africa.

Navdip Dhariwal reports.

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