West Africa

NIGER EX-SLAVE WINS LANDMARK CASE

Ex-slave Hadijatou Mani 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. A judge ordered the government – which says it has done all it can to eradicate slavery – to pay Ms Mani 10m CFA francs (£12,430; $19,750). Ms Mani, now 24, says she []