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Tuesday, September 27

Antigua, Barbuda demands reparation for African slave trade

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Baldwin ...Image via WikipediaVanguard : "United Nations – The Caribbean Island state of Antigua and Barbuda has demanded reparations for injustices suffered by African slaves and their descendants.

Mr Baldwin Spencer, the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, told the UN General Assembly annual debate on Saturday that segregation and violence against people of African descent had impaired their capacity for advancement as nations, communities and individuals.

“None should disagree that racism and other legacies of slavery continue to shape the lives of people of African descent, thus   reparations must be directed toward repairing the damage inflicted by slavery and racism.”"

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