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Prince Charles Tells Commonwealth Leaders He's Sorrowful Over Slave Trade

Prince Charles Tells Commonwealth Leaders He's Sorrowful Over Slave Trade

Prince Charles has told Commonwealth leaders he cannot describe “the depths of his personal sorrow” at the suffering caused by the slave trade, BBC Africa reports.

The major Atlantic slave-trading nations, ordered by trade volume, were the Portuguese, the British, the Spanish, the French, the Dutch, and the Danish. Several had established outposts on the African coast where they purchased slaves from local African leaders.

Speaking in Rwanda, Prince Charles said the potential of the family of nations could only be realised by acknowledging the wrongs that had “shaped our past”.

Charles added it was up to states to decide if they remained monarchies or became republics in the future.

Some 54 countries are members of the Commonwealth, of which the Queen is the head.

Prince Charles is representing the Queen at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

He said he was aware the roots of the Commonwealth organisation “run deep into the most painful period of our history” and said acknowledging the wrongs of the past was a “conversation whose time has come”. He added:

I cannot describe the depths of my personal sorrow at the suffering of so many.

The Prince of Wales also told leaders their diversity was a strength they could use to “speak up for the values which bind us”.

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Jah Life 1 month ago

You don't have to say you are soooryy
For all the wrongs that you have done
I don't want to hear a saad storyy
For the Daaamage ,already done.
Soo much damage already done.🎤🎤🎤
Anthony B- Damage

Antony B 1 month ago

broken bones so hard to repair.....

VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

Although we forgive 7×7 but the damage is already done.

shango 1 month ago

mbanje ita shoma,,hakuna Ras anenge iwewe,,Rastafari vane love and forgive each other not you Bablyon

shango 1 month ago

mbanje ita shoma,,hakuna Ras anenge iwewe,,Rastafari vane love and forgive each other not you Bablyon

Prince 1 month ago

Time will tell and heals everything ko Hutu zvayapedza Tutsi wani within 100 days. Tichimo mu slave trade but now it's black to black. ED na Matuzviiii Ncbe vari kudiii, Chinamasa Ari kuhukura ne je nde re blue seshoko

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

I blame the African leaders who sold their black blood to whites, i mean if African leaders had love for their people then there wasn't gonna be slave trade.

No wonder Africa is what it is today its generational a curse 😂

mutsa 1 month ago

chamisa wants to bring back home pple who ran away from your boss zanu pf. zanu has made our own pple slaves in another nations. lets all pray for ccc to take over and bring back our brothers and sisters

Mujibha 1 month ago

Yes like Chamisa selling out to the white man. He will sell you as slave be careful least you lose your identity.


Mujibha 1 month ago

They must pay reparations for the abuse and suffering.

Mafirakureva 1 month ago

Pay reparations to the likes of LaCoste? Get real.

Descendants of slaves are living pretty in USA and elsewhere, better than us in Africa

Tateguru 1 month ago

I think the Prince of Wales said words of reconciliatory wisdom.
Slave trade was a wrong transaction altogether but those African leaders who sold people are equally to blame. That mentality of selling people for one's own glory is still around with us. Some so called allies or friendly nation's are actually slave masters. They treat workers as slaves were treated then. This must stop if heads of governments are really against slavery.

DJ Fanta 1 month ago

Don't blame slave masters blame those ancient Kings who sold our brothers and sisters for their own benefit

Tari 1 month ago

Ndopaunonzwa muZim rimwe duzuman tichiti Smith was better than ED iwe uchinzwa varidzi ve empire youdzvanyiriri vachiti they are very sorry,nxaa mhani

🌶️🌶️🌶️ 1 month ago

@Mujibha. Wat about ED's Gukurahundi, he do u tek it as Zanu

Mujibha 1 month ago

Gukurahundi was wrong just as the bombing of Chimoio. During the first republic it was not well addressed but now ED has said let us set up a peace and reconciliation commission to address this issue and move forward. Its like what the Americans and Japanese did. Setting aside old scores after American bombed Japan with nuclear weapons, we need to let bygones be bygones and move forward to avoid these divide and rule tactics by the former coloniser. Nkomo himself adviced **** not to dig old graves but unite for the better good.

🌶️🌶️🌶️ 1 month ago

@Mujibha 1 month ago

E.D must face charges for that Genocide

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