Presidential visit to Monument dedicated to Slave Trade

On Tuesday 5th February, the Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, visited the United Nations Plaza, to see the Monument dedicated to the Slave Trade, called the Ark of Return.

The monument provides an opportunity for visitors from around the world to look on a work which condemns the treatment of slaves and promotes the fight against racism.

Slavery is one of the devastating mechanisms that man has used against man, throughout the course of the history of humanity; for that reason, following its abolition in the mid nineteenth century, the UN thought is necessary to erect a monument. The President of the Republic was one of the world leaders who contributed economically to its construction.

For four centuries, over 18 million people were taken forcibly from Africa to America, the Caribbean and Europe.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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