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Ghanaian Historian Calls On UK Government To Apologise For Forced Conscription

There has been international exposure for author and historian Dr Robert Peprah-Gyamfi, who has launched a petition seeking a formal apology from the British Government for the forced conscription of West Africans during the Second World War.

Robert, a client of author PR agency, started the petition in a bid to bring “historic restitution” following the forceful conscription of more than 50,000 West African men into the British Army and the “shocking” treatment of 200,000 others.

Many were dragged from their homes in the former British colonies of Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Gambia, and racial abuse and prejudice were rife.

Robert, who is originally from Ghana and whose own uncle was among those conscripted, has set up a website,, with more details and the petition can be signed over at the Petition.Parliament website.

Read the full news story on Modern Ghana HERE.

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