President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will, from Tuesday, November Tuesday to Thursday, 17, host world leaders in Accra for the Reparations Conference to address historical injustices meted out to Africa.
The four-day conference would facilitate dialogue, knowledge sharing, and the formulation of actionable strategies among diverse stakeholders.
It will specifically address historical injustices, spanning the eras of slave trade, segregation, colonialism, apartheid, neo-colonialism, and neo-liberalism.
It is on the theme: “Building a United Front to Advance the Cause of Justice and the Payment of Reparations to Africans”.
According to the United Nations, for more than 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the tragic transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history.
Additionally, the colonisation of African states by some seven European countries lasted about 75 years.
Heads of state and governments from Africa and the Diaspora, as well as people in academia, legal experts, and civil society organizations will participate.
Distinguished leaders expected to attend include President Azali Assoumani of the Union of Comoros, and Chairperson of the African Union; President Faure Essozimna Gnassigbé of Togo; and General Umaro Sissoco Embalo of Guinea-Bissau.
The others are Prime Minister Gervais Ndirakobuca of Burundi; and Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission.
The gathering signifies a crucial step towards addressing grievances and fostering unity among nations committed to rectifying the past injustices.