Friday, 08 December

Transatlantic Slave Trade: Africa deserves apology, reparation - Akufo-Addo

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

The African continent deserves not only reparation but also an apology from the European countries that partook in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Ghanaian leader President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has denanded.

Speaking at the first-ever Accra Reparation Conference, Mr Akufo-Addo said: "It is time for Africa, thirty million of whose sons and daughters had their freedoms curtailed and sold into slavery, also to receive reparations". "No amount of money can restore the damage caused by the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its consequences, which spanned many centuries, but surely, this is a matter that the world must confront and can no longer ignore.”

“And even before these discussions on reparations conclude, the entire continent of Africa deserves a formal apology from the European nations involved in the slave trade.”