Ghanian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo called for reparations for Africa and the African Diaspora.
According to Africa News, President Akufo-Addo stated that reparations were “long overdue” for Africa and the diaspora during the Reparations and Racial Healing Summit. He also highlighted the double standards when compared to other racial and ethnic groups.
“Native Americans have received and continue to receive reparations; Japanese-American families, who were incarcerated in internment camps in America during World War II, received reparations. Jewish people, six million of whom perished in the concentration camps of Hitlerite Germany, received reparations, including homeland grants and support.”
President Akufo-Addo advised that the owners of enslaved Africans received 20 million pounds sterling, Haiti paid $21 billion to French slaveholders following the Haitian Revolution, but enslaved Africans received nothing.
Along with the payment, he also stated that the continent deserved a formal apology from European nations.
As you probably guessed, the discussions surrounding his comments have been trending.
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Time for Africa to get reparations – Ghana’s president. Africa News. (2022, August 2). Retrieved August 2, 2022, from https://www.africanews.com/2022/08/02/time-for-africa-to-get-reparations-ghanas-president/