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Prince Charles condemns slavery, climate change in Africa

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ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Britain’s Prince Charles is condemning the slave trade during a stop in Ghana, saying that the atrocity has left an indelible stain on the world’s history.

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 29, 2017, file photo, Britain's Prince Charles smiles during a welcoming ceremony at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace in Bucharest, Romania. A Transylvanian university says Prince Charles has received an honorary degree for his devotion to Romania at the start of a private visit to the East European country it was announced on Monday, May 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File) Manila Bulletin

Britain’s Prince Charles (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File/ Manila Bulletin)

On the third day of his visit to the West African country where many slaves were sent to the Americas, Prince Charles gave a public lecture. He told Ghanaians that all nations around the world must now work to eradicate all forms of modern slavery.

In his speech, Prince Charles also spoke of the dangers facing Africa because of climate change. He said the increasingly erratic weather patterns represent a growing threat to food security.

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, head Tuesday to Nigeria for the final leg of their West African tour.

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