Monday, October 28, 2013

Modern slavery

Slavery is still with us. A BBC news item on a report just out describes the current stare of affairs:
Nearly 30 million people around the world are living as slaves, according to a new index ranking 162 countries.
The Global Slavery Index 2013 says India has the highest number of people living in conditions of slavery at 14 million.
But Mauritania has the highest proportional figure with about 4% of its population enslaved.