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UNGA: Ghana president demands reparations to Africa for slave trade

    UNGA: Ghana president demands reparations to Africa for slave trade

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has demanded reparations to African nations for the transatlantic slave trade. Akufo-Addo spoke on Wednesday at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in

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What America owes Nigeria and Africa

    What America owes Nigeria and Africa

Today the United States of America (USA) stands indisputably as the most powerful nation on earth. This distinction is manifested in virtually all fields of human endeavour; economically, militarily, technologically

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Slave trade: Church of England apologises for ‘shameful past’, sets up £100m fund

    Slave trade: Church of England apologises for ‘shameful past’, sets up £100m fund

The Church of England has set up a £100m fund as part of its apology for past involvement in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. The church made the announcement on Tuesday

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‘Crime against humanity’ — Netherlands apologises to ex-colonies for 250-year slavery

    ‘Crime against humanity’ — Netherlands apologises to ex-colonies for 250-year slavery

The Netherlands has apologised to its former colonies for its historical involvement in slavery and the effects that have persisted into the present. Between 1596 and 1829, the Dutch transported

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Unspoken reality series: Slave trade, blaming the victim for the crime

  Unspoken reality series: Slave trade, blaming the victim for the crime

BY AKANBI ALBERT AFESO Today, among countless Nigerians, there still exists a very strong empire nostalgia. And many more fail

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Nigeria dominant as DNA study reveals genetic impact of slavery in the Americas

  Nigeria dominant as DNA study reveals genetic impact of slavery in the Americas

A new DNA study has given fresh insight into the genetic consequences of slavery on millions of Africans who were

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40m still in servitude, says Buhari as world marks 400 years after slave trade

  40m still in servitude, says Buhari as world marks 400 years after slave trade

President Muhammadu Buhari says slavery must be eradicated completely. Buhari said this in an opinion published in The Washington Post

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Libya: No brother in the jungle

  Libya: No brother in the jungle

Arab countries have a tradition of slavery dating back to centuries. This has persisted despite the existence of international conventions

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Libya: Charly Boy, in chains, leads protesters to foreign affairs ministry

  Libya: Charly Boy, in chains, leads protesters to foreign affairs ministry

#OurMumuDonDo, a civil society organisation, Monday stormed the ministry of foreign affairs over the Libyan slave trade. The protesters had

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‘Nigerians selling us in Libya more wicked than Arabs’ — returnees recount ordeal

  ‘Nigerians selling us in Libya more wicked than Arabs’ — returnees recount ordeal

Some Nigerian returnees from Libya have recounted how they were sold as slaves in the country, with some claiming that

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