Slavery in South Africa between 1830s and 1850s

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In those stormy years between 1830s and 1850s the majority of Voortrekkers in the Transvaal were involved in a reprehensible though highly profitable occupation: the kidnapping of African children. It was a practice that sparked waves of terror in African homesteads. READ MORE
Slavery at the Cape
Jan Van Riebeck set foot at the Cape on 6 April 1652. His instructions from the Dutch East India Company were clear: he was forbidden to enslave the indigenous people of the Cape. However, slaves from elsewhere were another matter and in May 1652, only weeks after arriving at Table Bay, he asked for slaves to be sent to help erect the fort and till the land. For the first five years the only slaves at the Cape were stowaways or gifts from the captains of passing ships. In 1658 there were 11 slaves, eight women and three men.(…)
A History of South Africa to 1870Slavery – the imposition of enforced servitude by a powerful group on another group – inevitably breeds fear in both groups, and resentment in the oppressed. There was also tension among the whites, who constantly feared a mass rebellion and death at the hand of a slave. There was always the fear that slaves who had run away might return to rob and kill, and so large rewards were offered for their recapture. READ MORE
Thanks to Didier Lemaire, M.Afr for sharing those articles with us.


Mafrwestafrica – Lettre du 11 juin 2013

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Aujourd’hui, les Missionnaires d’Afrique de l’Ouest vous proposent de visiter de nouvelles pages sur leur site :
Dans la rubrique « Actualités » :
« Missionnaires d’Afrique décédés »,, les noms de ceux qui ont servi dans les pays de la province d’Afrique de l’Ouest et qui nous ont quitté depuis le 1er janvier 2013. (lire la suite)
Dans la rubrique « Justice et Paix» :
« La corruption au Burkina Faso»
, tel est le thème de la dernière lettre de la commission Justice et Paix des religieux et religieuses au Burkina Faso (lire la suite)
Dans la rubrique « Vu au sud, vu du sud » :
« Protéger l’agriculture africaine» :
notre confrère Maurice Oudet nous invite à réfléchir sur la nécessité de prendre des mesures efficaces pour protéger cette agriculture encore bien fragile. (lire la suite)
Dans la rubrique « Maisons de formation » :
La Maison Lavigerie à Ouagadougou », quelques extraits de la dernière revue de la Maison Lavigerie, « Le Pélican » : l’éditorial, et l’interview du Père Charlin. (lire la suite)

Dans la rubrique « Témoignages » : « Philippe Dakono, de Tanzanie », un jeune malien qui vit présentement son année spirituelle en Tanzanie partage son expérience d’immersion auprès des plus pauvres.(lire la suite) .

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