Gambia: African descendants hold 1st ever symposium

Published: 8/Juin/2021
Source: The Point (Banjul)

By: Adama Tine

African descendants residing in The Gambia over the weekend held their first ever symposium with members of the National Assembly, human right activists, historians and stakeholders at a local hotel in Senegambia.

Hon. Sulayman Saho, the lawmaker for Central Badibou, who chaired the symposium, said African descendants are finally reaching the promised land – Africa.

“Slavery is not something new in Africa and for these people to be accorded automatic citizenship, support of the executive is crucial, more so the president,” Hon. Sulayman Saho said.

He added that the role of the National Assembly is crucial in implementing laws that will guarantee the process of returning home.

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Themes: Naturalisation et le mariage
Regions: Gambie
Year: 2021