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Time for Africa to get reparations

Ghana’s president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called for slavery reparations to Africa and the African diaspora. Speaking at the Reparations and Racial Healing Summit on Monday (August 1), President Akufo-Addo said these reparations were “long overdue” and needed to be intensified. He questioned doubled standards in the debate when it came to other races and ethnic groups that were wronged historically. “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”.