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17 Jan
In a speech this afternoon, Prime Minister Mark Rutte apologised for the past actions of the Dutch State: to enslaved people in the past, everywhere in the world, who suffered as a consequence of those actions, as well as to their daughters and sons, and to all their descendants, up to the present day.
27 Dec
In his Christmas speech, Dutch King Willem-Alexander welcomed the government's apology for the Netherlands' role in 250 years of slavery.
24 Dec
Prime Minister Mark Rutte is due to deliver a speech in The Hague, with other ministers traveling to former Dutch colonies for the event. Some affected nations and groups have criticized the move.
20 Dec
Traveling alone is increasingly common in Germany and Europe. From clubbing holidays to rooming with strangers, tour operators are adapting to the trend.
21 Dec 2021
They are Turks and black: descendants of the Ottoman Empire‘s African slaves form a minority in Turkish society that has long been all but invisible. Now, they’re trying to reappraise their history.
6 Nov 2021
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9 Sep 2021
21 Aug 2021
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan comments on the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, saying the country has "just broken the chains of slavery" after the stunningly swift end to its 20-year war.
18 Jul 2021
Financial and other measures with the aim of addressing past racism, colonialism and slavery would "transform our future," according to Michelle Bachelet.
18 Jun 2021
"We must learn from our history and we must teach our children our history," US Vice President Kamala Harris says shortly before President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law, creating a federal holiday commemorating Juneteenth, the unofficial day marking the end of slavery in the United States.
14 Feb 2021
Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are no longer in favor in San Francisco, where the school board has voted to change the name of 44 schools it says bear the names of people associated with racism, slavery or colonization. The decision to rename schools has sparked debate among residents who support and critize the move.
17 Nov 2019
The Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons, NAPTIP says an estimated three million young Nigerians had been subjected to sexual and other forms of slavery internally and in various parts of the world.

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