President Akufo-Addo will host the Accra Reparations Conference from today, November 14 to 17, 2023.
The four-day event, themed “Building a United Front to Advance the Cause of Justice and the Payment of Reparations to Africans,” will bring together Heads of State and Governments from Africa and the Diaspora, alongside academia, legal experts, and civil society organizations.
The conference aims to facilitate dialogue, knowledge sharing, and the formulation of actionable strategies among diverse stakeholders to specifically address historical injustices, spanning the eras of slave trade, segregation, colonialism, apartheid, neo-colonialism, and neo-liberalism.
Distinguished leaders scheduled to attend include H.E. Azali Assoumani, President of the Union of Comoros and Chairperson of the African Union; President Faure Essozimna Gnassigbé of Togo; General Umaro Sissoco Embalo of Guinea-Bissau; Prime Minister Gervais Ndirakobuca of Burundi; and Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission among other world leaders.
The gathering signifies a crucial step towards addressing grievances and fostering unity among nations committed to rectifying the past injustices.