Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Caribbean Muzik Festival to celebrate commemoration of the Nassau Accord

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism has signed on as the host sponsor of the Caribbean Muzik Festival, which will this year commemorate a momentous milestone in the history of The Bahamas.

The occasion also marks the 30th anniversary of the Nassau Accord, hailed as the key step toward ending apartheid in South Africa and securing South African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela’s release from prison.

It was during the historic 1985 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in The Bahamas that the landmark Nassau Accord was established. The package of sanctions and inducements increased pressure on the South African government to dismantle its system of racial segregation.

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