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Stephen Gillespie Idalia Marcela Osorio Econ 306-008 Assignment 3 September 20, 2011 Slavery is an old practice in Sudan, the largest nation in Africa, the poverty has led to the emergence of a modern-day slavery. After Sudan gained independence, and the National Islamic Front took control of the government, the slavery trade has increased in Sudan because the NIF funded the Muslim Baggara tribe of the north of Sudan to fight against the rebellious Christian tribes of the Southern Sudan. The baggara continued their old practices of capturing the southern tribes members and trading them in the northern part of Sudan. According to Miller, Benjamin and North, the supply of slaves has increased in Sudan due to the increasing demand from slavery redeemers. Raiders have an economic incentive to capture slaves and then sale them to the humanitarian slavery redemption groups who are willing to buy a large amount of slaves to set them free. However, despite of the good intentions of these
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