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African leaders upbeat about conference in Jamaica

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by Brittny Hutchinson (Jamaica Observer) “I just feel like I am home,” was how Dr Robinson Tanyi described his arrival in Jamaica as he and three other African leaders strolled through the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Tuesday, as they were greeted with the playing of drums.

The four — Tanyi, Ambassador Ireno Omositson Namboka, Queen Cynthia Khumalo Mzilikazi III, and Princess Dr Nikiwe Bam will be among high-profile participants at a one-day symposium on Thursday at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona campus, being held under the theme ‘Reparation and royalty, Africa and Europe: Exploding myths, empowering truths’.

While the drums played, the African leaders who were dressed in dashiki maintained cheerful spirits as they danced to the upbeat rhythm which captured the attention of many onlookers who their phones out to capture the moment.

Tanyi, who is the king of Tino Mbu Cameroon and president of the African Indigenous Governance Council, was delighted to share his expectations for the symposium.

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