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UNITED STATES | NAACP to Commemorate 400 Years of African Diaspora in August

MONTEGO BAY, April 23, 2019 - In August this year, the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People, NAACP, will commemorate its historic “Jamestown to Jamestown” event, which, in partnership with Ghana, will mark the 400th year enslaved Africans first touched the shores of what would become the United States of America.

Slavers in the family: what a castle in Accra reveals about Ghana’s history

As a Ghanaian archaeologist, I have been conducting research at Christiansborg Castle in Accra, Ghana. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the castle is a former seventeenth century trading post, colonial Danish and British seat of government, and Office of the President of the Republic of Ghana. Today, it’s known in local parlance as simply “Osu Castle” or “The Castle”.

Slavery is real and the West profits from it – Cambodia’s construction boom highlights how

The Conversation, November 19, 2018 - Modern slavery is a prominent term of late. Thus far, efforts to deal with it have tended to focus on criminality and the explicit imprisonment of people involved. Yet tackling modern slavery in a meaningful sense isn’t merely a question of identifying culprits and freeing victims. To do so is merely to treat the symptoms of the issue.

Girls in West Africa offered into sexual slavery as ‘wives of gods’

TROKOSI is a traditional system where virgin girls, some as young as six years old, are sent into Troxovi shrines (shrines for gods) as slaves to make amends for wrongs committed by a member of the virgin girl’s family. Until the Trokosi system came to the attention of the general public in the 1990s, girls sent to the shrines stayed for life.
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