Prince Charles says Britain's part in transatlantic slave trade was 'atrocity'

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For the first leg of their tour, the royal couple was in The Gambia.

Speaking with newsmen, following closed-door meeting, the Emir of Kano, Muhammed Sanusi II said the prince gave a brief summary of discussions held with President Muhammadu Buhari on a range of issues from climate change to demographic explosion.

Despite the heat, Prince Charles looked his usual dapper self in a pale grey suit, complete with a lilac shirt, patterned tie and a smart pocket square.

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, on Friday arrived Ghana on the second stop of their tour of West Africa.

"The appalling atrocity of the slave trade, and the unimaginable suffering it caused, left an indelible stain on the history of our world".

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"While Britain can be proud that it later led the way in the abolition of this shameful trade, we have a shared responsibility to ensure that the abject horror of slavery is never forgotten", Charles told his audience in Ghana.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party informed the British prince that the Buhari administration had reversed all the political and social gains made by Nigeria since independence.

Britain abolished the trans-Atlantic slave trade in 1807 although the full abolition of slavery did not follow for another generation.

It is popular belief that some first class kings are only to step out on very rare occasions as most people were required to visit them at their palace, given the power of their crown and throne.

The Prince will now spend Thursday in the Nigerian capital of Abjua when he is due to hear about efforts to bring the communities together in Nigeria's plateau state.

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