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Sunday, 15 November 2009

Africa should apologise for Slave Trade

Civil-Rights-Congress-president-Shehu-Sani A Nigerian civil rights group has written an open letter to African chieftains calling for an apology for their role in the slave trade to America.

“We cannot continue to blame the white men, as Africans particularly the traditional rulers, are not blameless,” said the Civil Rights Congress.

The group calls on traditional African rulers to fess up to their forefathers’ actively collaborating with European slave-traders and “put a final seal to the history of slave trade”.

Civil Rights Congress president Shehu Sani says they are calling for this apology because traditional rulers are seeking inclusion in the forthcoming constitutional amendment in Nigeria.

“We felt that for them to have the moral standing to be part of our constitutional arrangement there are some historical issues for them to address,” he told the BBC World Service.

from NewsGuy, The Right Perspective