Former US President Barack Obama will be visiting Uganda in December.
Obama will be attending a week-long conference to mark 400 years since the start of slavery against African,
The conference, whose theme is ‘400 years since debut of slavery; a renewed people’, will be held in the first week of December. The conference’s vision is ‘emancipation from all forms of racial bondage, starting with the initiation of enslavement of the African people in antiquity to all manner of modern-day slavery generating the enslavement of the mind.’ It is co-organised by the Ankrah Foundation and Bugema University.
Dr Maxine Ankrah, the head of the Ankrah Foundation, also co-chair of the conference said, “Obama’s invitation was officially delivered earlier this week, and he is one of the speakers during the week.”
Obama, the first African-American to rise to the highest office in the world’s most powerful country, has been intricately involved in causes for the emancipation of Black people in America, and often quotes Dr Martin Luther King Jr, the icon of the Civil Rights Movement, who was assassinated for the cause in 1968.
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