Seems like the one-time French West African colony of Mali is a make-believe nation that still tolerates the practice of slavery.
Noted several reports on the reconquest of Mali from Islamist jihaddist terrorists that as those atavistic Arab and tuaregs retreated northward toward the Algerian border, THEY TOOK THEIR SLAVES WITH THEM.
One would have thought that even a "Let's Pretent" sovereign national state would abolish slavery after being liberated from French colonial status. But NO. Slavery seems to be an on-going economic and cultural aspect of the Malian "culture." All IMHO.