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International Day For The Remembrance Of The Slave Trade And Its Abolition

International Day For The Remembrance Of The Slave Trade And Its Abolition

The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a crucial role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. It is against this background that the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its […]

Toppling Of UK Statue Fuels Debate On Monuments To Slave Traders

Toppling Of UK Statue Fuels Debate On Monuments To Slave Traders

Anti-racism protesters who tore down a statue honouring a slave trader in a British port city have fuelled a hot global debate over how to deal with monuments to historic figures who profited from enslaving African people. The toppling of the statue of Edward Colston, who made a fortune in the 17th century from trading in West […]

Nancy Pelosi To Observe 400th Anniversary Of Slave Trade In Ghana

Nancy Pelosi To Observe 400th Anniversary Of Slave Trade In Ghana

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in Ghana with a U.S. congressional delegation for high-level talks and a commemoration of the 400-year-old slave trade from Africa to the New World. The visitors were to be received Monday evening by Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra. They include the House Majority Whip James Clyburn, Congressional Black […]

FG Repatriates 242 Nigerians From Libya

FG Repatriates 242 Nigerians From Libya

Following several ‘save our soul’ messages from Nigerian migrants stranded in Libya, the Federal Government has responded to the maltreatment of its citizen in the country. Nigerians numbering 242 from Libya were returned to the country on Tuesday evening. The federal government had on Monday, promised to intervene and rescue Nigerian migrants in the North […]

Reflections as we celeberate the Elimination of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Reflections as we celeberate the Elimination of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Today 25th of March is significant as the  day set aside by the United Nations to remember the elimination of slavery and the transatlantic trade. That period remains one of the darkest chapters in human history. It is a period that epitomizes man’s inhumanity to man. It was responsible for the forced migration of between […]