Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Prince Charles on last lap of W/Africa tour

Camilla and Charles were treated to live sports displays traditional dancing and music. Source Getty Camilla and Charles were treated to live sports displays traditional dancing and music. Source Getty
Patty Aguilar | 08 November, 2018, 10:25

Britain's Prince Charles spoke out strongly against modern slavery at a conference in Ghana, once the embarkation point for many Africans traded as slaves.

In a speech in Ghana, which served as a major hub where African slaves were held before being shipped away, most across the Atlantic, the heir-to-the-British throne said the "profound injustice" of the past could never be forgotten. "We have a responsibility to ensure that the abject horror of slavery is never forgotten".

The Prince of Wales's visit to a Nigerian city has been cancelled after security measures introduced following deadly regional clashes disrupted plans for the trip.

The Prince of Wales and his wife, Princess Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall are expected in Nigeria from November 6 to November 8 in a high profile visit during which the royals would also have audience with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

Despite that the transatlantic trade in African slaves continued.

"The appalling atrocity of the slave trade, and the unimaginable suffering it caused, left an indelible stain on the history of our world. Educating the girl child basically kills so many birds with one stone; we had a conversation around and the whole idea is how to work with the British Government in dealing with these issues and see how we can learn from each other's experience", the Emir said.

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The duchess also stopped by the Ghana International School to highlight the Commonwealth Essay Competition prize, an international writing competition that the Royal Commonwealth Society has managed since 1883.

Prince Charles, left and Ghana's President, Nana Akufo-Addo, right, look at memorial photos at the Jubilee House in Accra, Ghana, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.

Prince Charles was recently elected to succeed the Queen of England as head of the Commonwealth.

Prince Charles will instead spend his final day in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, where he will meet local people and take part in talks about conflict resolution.

For the first leg of their tour, the royal couple was in The Gambia.

The Commonwealth has 53 member states who are all former colonists of Britain.

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