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March 9, 1993 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The International Labor Organization, a U.N. agency, chastised the African nations of Mauritania and Sudan on Monday for continuing to practice the centuries-old scourge of slavery and accused nine other countries in Asia and Latin America of tolerating something that could be even worse--other forms of forced labor. In its annual report, the ILO acknowledged that Mauritania is trying, though somewhat feebly, to deal with the traditional problem. But the U.N.
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March 9, 1993 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The International Labor Organization, a U.N. agency, chastised the African nations of Mauritania and Sudan on Monday for continuing to practice the centuries-old scourge of slavery and accused nine other countries in Asia and Latin America of tolerating something that could be even worse--other forms of forced labor. In its annual report, the ILO acknowledged that Mauritania is trying, though somewhat feebly, to deal with the traditional problem. But the U.N.
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December 15, 1997 | Associated Press
President Maaouya Ould Sid Ahmed Taya was declared the overwhelming victor Sunday in this West African country after an election that was boycotted by opposition groups. Taya, who first took power in a 1984 military coup, captured 90% of the vote Friday, according to figures released by the Interior Ministry. The government said turnout was 74% of the 1.2 million eligible voters, despite opposition claims that the boycott was widely observed.
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