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BiographyROBERT PEPRAH-GYAMFICAMPAIGNER

Having, through the hand of Providence, escaped the deep abyss of deprivation and poverty I was born into in the humble settings of my little village Mpintimpi, to qualify as a GP in the affluent West, I feel duty bound, in my own small way, to help the residents of my place of birth in particular and the disadvantaged in general, escape from destitution, want, deprivation and what have you.

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When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and to his country, he can rest in peace.

— Nelson Mandela

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1. WHAT WAS 'BRITISH WEST AFRICA'?

British West Africa, at the time of the Second World War, comprised the Gold Coast [now Ghana], Gambia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

2. WHAT WAS 'FORCEFUL CONSCRIPTION'?

The British Army kidnapped British West African men, either from their houses or from their villages. Others were forcefully ‘persuaded’ to sign-up by tribal elders, who in turn had been forcefully coerced by Allied Commanders. Read more here.

3. WHY HASN’T THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT APOLOGISED?

The British government refuses to openly apologise for the shameful practice of forceful conscription in British West Africa because so few people have taken a stand against it. with your help, our petition will force the government to debate the issue

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