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Former President Thabo Mbeki's speech at the AAD Conference


"People of African descent share socio-economic deprivation because of racist discrimination which affects them wherever they are"

he 2021 Africa and African Diaspora Conference, under the theme ‘From Manchester 1945 to a Pan-African Renaissance’ will bring together a confluence of Pan-African initiatives across the world to congregate, exchange on and build a Pan-Africanism for the future.

This conference will bring together global representatives from Africa and all regions of the world where people of African descent are found, including the Americas, Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Oceania—from both civil society and political institutions to revisit the ground-breaking decisions of the 1945 6th Pan-African Congress in Manchester and the 2001 World Conference against Racism.

President Mbeki was the keynote speaker the official opening of the conference.

Please read: President Mbeki full speech.

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