SLAFCO2 Conference, Yaoundé, Cameroon, April 2022

AFRAB’s second workshop took place in the framework of the important Slafco2 Conference “Slavery in Africa: Knowledge & Openings” hosted by the Université de Yaoundé 1, in Cameroon on 19-21 Apr 2022.

AFRAB Team & Friends

Image: AFRAB Team and Friends

The AFRAB Project contributed to the organisation and funding of the international Slafco2 conference held at Université de Yaoundé 1, in Cameroon, by organising a stream entitled “African Legal Abolitions: Rethinking Actors, Chronologies, and Frameworks”. The stream focused on the ideas and actions of African rulers, politicians, intellectuals, legal and religious specialists, free commoners and enslaved persons in relation to the legal abolition of slavery in their countries and regions. The stream consisted of the following panels: Panel 1, ‘African abolitionisms and approaches to ending slavery’, Panel 4, ‘African Legal Abolitions of the 19th Century’, and Panel 7, ‘European Legal Abolitions and African Strategies’. In addition, the AFRAB project sponsored a separate panel – Panel 10 for the conference entitled ‘Postcolonial Legal Abolitions: Achievements and Challenges’. Abstracts for all AFRAB’s panels and presenters’ bio-notes can be found here

Presenters for AFRAB (in order of presentation) included: Professor Emmanuel Saboro, Professor Samuel A. Nyanchoga, Professor Yonas Ashine, Professor Ismael M. Montana, Dr Michelle Liebst, Dr Takele Merid & Dr Alexander Meckelburg, Dr Cheikh Sene, Professor Olutayo C. Adesina, Dr Michael Odijie, Dr Salvatory S. Nyanto, Professor Ahmed Hassen, and Dr Oumarou Moussa. Panels were chaired by: Dr Benedetta Rossi, Ms Ruth Abeduwah Quansah, Dr Monsuru Muritala, and Ms Uzoamaka Nwachukwu. Dr Benedetta Rossi also chaired Panel 13 of the conference entitled ‘Upcoming Research’. Please find out more about the Slafco2 conference via the conference website and online conference programme.  

Video: Reception by the Welcoming Choir at the Plenary Hall at the University of Yaoundé 1 / Accueil par la Chorale d'Accueil à la Salle Plénière de l'Université de Yaoundé 1

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The student choir of the University of Yaoundé 1 performs a song for the participants to the conference “Slavery in Africa: Knowledge and Openings” at the opening ceremony on 19 April 2022.
La chorale étudiante de l'Université de Yaoundé 1 interprète une chanson pour les participants à la conférence "L'esclavage en Afrique : savoirs et ouvertures" lors de la cérémonie d'ouverture le 19 avril 2022.

Image Gallery: all photos are courtesy of Apsatou Bagaya

Please view photos of the conference event below, don't forget to swipe across or click on the dots underneath to view all the photos./ Veuillez voir les photos de la conférence ci-dessous, n'oubliez pas de faire défiler ou de cliquer sur les points en dessous pour voir toutes les photos.