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ABOUT WEST AFRICA APOLOGY

OUR MISSION

It is our mission to:

  • Force Her Majesty’s Government to apologise for forcefully conscripting tens of thousands of men from the former British West African colonies during World War Two. The shameful actions of the UK government remain a blight on the British Empire. The UK government refuses to apologise, more than 70 years after the event; and
  • Lobby the British Government to officially recognise the efforts of more than 240,000 British West African men who fought for the Allies during the Second World War. To date, the UK government has refused to thank those men for laying down their lives for King and Country.

For more information, download the West Africa Apology media kit HERE


BRITISH WEST AFRICANS FOUGHT AND DIED FOR THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT


OUR FOUNDER

Our founder, Dr Robert Peprah-Gyamfi was born about six decades ago (his birth was not officially recorded) at Mpintimpi, a little village about 150 kilometres to the north of Accra, Ghana’s capital city.

As a young schoolboy he had to face a catalogue of difficulties and challenges, surviving illnesses and horrendous treatments by traditional doctors, and attending school in spite of having to traverse remote bush paths.

After completing his Sixth Form education in Ghana, he managed under challenging circumstances to make it to the then West Germany in 1980. After overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds in his new environment, he eventually gained admission to the Hanover Medical School in 1984. On completion of his medical training as a General Practitioner(GP), he practiced in Germany for while before moving to the UK in 2006.

Dr Peprah-Gyamfi combines his work as a GP with that of writing and evangelism. He has so far written 17 books covering various topics including Christianity, health and socio-political. He is also the founder of the WAB Trust, which aims to support the families of those British West Africans who fought during WW2.

FORCEFUL CONSCRIPTION


OUR PETITION

Find out more about our petition – and sign it –


WITH YOUR HELP, HISTORIC JUSTICE FOR BRITISH WEST AFRICANS WILL HAPPEN

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