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Stopping the slavers

"Stopping the slavers" Continued...

Issue: "Can the boom last?," Oct. 16, 1999

Newfound activists are captivated by the same news that prompted Mr. Jacobs, a former management consultant, to make a career change in 1993. The stories are of slaves like Abuk Deng Akuei, a Christian girl in her early teens who was captured by an Islamic militia that raided her village in 1997. She was sold to a man who beat her, raped her, forcibly circumcised her, and forced her to work in the fields and sleep with his cows and goats. CSI bought her freedom and returned her to her home village.

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