YEAR OF RETURN: THE AFRICAN AMERICANS MOVING TO GHANA - BBC (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

1619 marks the year of the first documented arrival of enslaved Africans in what’s today the United States of America.

• The West African country of Ghana – which was a major hub during the transatlantic slave trade - declared 2019 the year of return and is encouraging the African diaspora to visit the country.


1619 marks the year of the first documented arrival of enslaved Africans in what’s today the United States of America.

Ghana declared 2019 the 'year of return' and encouraging Africans in the diaspora to visit the country.


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'I HAVE A CULTURE, I HAVE A PEOPLE, I BELONG': WHY THESE AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE GOING 'BACK' TO GHANA

The West African country of Ghana – which was a major hub during the transatlantic slave trade - declared 2019 the year of return and is encouraging the African diaspora to visit the country.

According to the country’s tourism board from January to June this year, there was a 20 per cent increase in the number of Americans visiting the country and an 11 per cent increase in visitors from the UK. But some young African Americans have decided to return for good.

But why are some African Americans deciding to make the country their new home?

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Year of Return in pictures:






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