IGNORING the ONGOING SLAVE TRADE TODAY
Obama's Disgraceful Silence on the Ongoing Slave Trade
During President Obama's recent visit to Africa, at US$100 million, described as "the most expensive presidential tour ever!", he visited Goree Island, across the bay from Dakar, the capital city of Senegal. There he was photographed at the slave fort's famous door of no return. Obama was quoted as saying: "this is a testament to when we are not vigilant in defence of human rights, what can happen!" Yet, while drawing attention to the slave trade that was outlawed over 200 years ago, he was silent on the much larger, ongoing, Arab slave trade that still plagues Africa.