- The Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, is in Ghana as part of activities marking the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved African Americans
- A tearful Nancy Pelosi addressed the parliament of the West African nation while recalling the tortures of the slave trade
- She paid homage to the contribution of African Americans to the US
- Nancy Pelosi also indicated that Ghana's struggle to independence had been an inspiration for the civil rights movement in America
Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, has given a passionate address to parliament in Ghana as part of activities marking the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving in America.
An emotional Nancy Pelosi, appeared tearful as she recollected the cruelty of the slave trade.
She acknowledged the contribution African Americans had made to the United States and said that Ghana's struggle for independence had been a source of inspiration for the civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King and others.
She was escorted to Parliament by some members of the US House of Representatives, the Congressional Black Caucus, including the US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan.
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She remarked that she was honoured to be the first female speaker of the US House of Representatives to address Ghana's Parliament.
Madam Pelosi was also full of accolades for the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye
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