KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thursday June 6, 2019 – If Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has his way, the practice of Obeah which was made illegal by slave masters and placed on the books in 1898, may soon be removed from the books.
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.
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”.
KINGSTON– The movement demanding reparations for the manner in which Africans were enslaved and taken to Britain, Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean, creating great wealth for these countries at the expense of enslaved Africans has begun to pay benefits.
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.
On July 22, in announcing the federal indictment of Charleston killer Dylann Roof, Attorney General Loretta Lynch commented that the expression of forgiveness offered by the victims’ families is “an incredible lesson and message for us all.”
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.