PM Mottley outlines view on New Middle Passage

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley is leaving here for France to attend the Paris Peace Forum Summit 2023, which opens on Thursday.

But before her departure, she told the annual meetings of the 60-member Africa Ex-Im Bank that the “new middle passage is effectively about us taking control”.

Mottley told the bank’s 30th annual meetings, which wrapped up here on Tuesday, that during the Middle Passage, Africans were the victims.

The Middle Passage refers to the forced voyage of millions of enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World from about 1518 to the mid-19th Century.


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