Travel to Africa has become increasingly popular over the last few years, thanks to everything from captivating images shared by travel influencers on social media to thousands flocking to Ghana to celebrate the Year of The Return. The travel movement has inspired many to not only visit African countries but relocate there permanently. More and more African Americans are moving to different countries on the continent and taking advantage of expat work opportunities to create a life outside of the U.S.
2019 marked the Year of the Return in Ghana. The tourism campaign called for descendants of the African diaspora to return to the continent and partake in the rich history that Ghana has to offer. As a result, over one million visitors traveled to the country last year, including famous celebrities, to encourage African Americans and others within the African diaspora to return to their roots.
African Americans are being encouraged to visit Ghana to mark 400 years since the beginning of the transatlantic slave trade. In the capital, Accra, one returnee chef is awaiting U.S. visitors to give them a taste of home in the homeland.
The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to Kenya’s Craftskills Energy Limited for a feasibility study to develop a 50-megawatt wind power plant with integrated battery storage capacity in Kajiado, Kenya.
Actis, a leading investor in growth markets across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, is co-developing the project with Craftskills. U.S. firm Delphos International will execute the study.
South African document management company Metrofile announced that it has received a takeover offer. US document management giant Iron Mountain may also be interested in Metrofile, says Gryphon Asset Management portfolio manager Casparus Treurnicht.