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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) led a Congressional delegation that includes 12 members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to Africa, where they are to “pay respects” at Cape Coast and Elmina Castles, site of the “Door of No Return” in Ghana, on the 400th anniversary of the first slaves to arrive in the United States from that country.
Omar is on the Home Foreign Affairs Committee, an assignment that has been controversial because of her record of antisemitic and anti-Israel remarks. Omar’s family came to the United States as refugees from Somalia, a country in the Horn of Africa that the U.S. State Department warned Americans not to travel to because of “crime, terrorism, kidnapping, and piracy.”
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Black Star News reported that the group arrived on Sunday and plans for the trip to include discussions in Ghana about the “climate crisis.”
“En route to Ghana, the delegation visited Saturday with top officials of U.S. Africa Command at its headquarters in Vicenza, Italy,” All Africa reported. Pelosi said:
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As we face evolving global security challenges, our delegation will thank our men and women in uniform and receive briefings from U.S. military leaders at U.S. Army Africa headquarters. In Ghana, our delegation looks forward to high-level discussions...
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