During a recent visit to Ghana, Fayetteville Observer columnist, Myron Pitts observed the aggressive haggling style of Ghanaian street vendors. He also chronicled a lot of other interesting encounters while in in Accra.Read more
Category Archives: Visit to Africa
In a clearing at the turnoff to Assin Manso, a billboard depicts two African slaves in loincloths, their arms and legs in chains. Beside them are the words, “Never Again!”Read more
Former US president Barrack Obama is expected to visit Uganda in December, organisers of a week-long conference to mark 400 years since the start of slavery against Africans, have said.
Bronx high school students got an incredible opportunity to learn more about the rich cultural history of Senegal.
Students traveled overseas just last month and say the trip changed them.
Natoya German and Makkedah Ramsey were among the few that spent a week in Senegal last month.
“I can finally find meaning in the word, ‘black is beautiful,'” said German.
World-acclaimed American film actor Samuel L. Jackson, is currently in Ghana. The actor, whose films have made the highest total gross revenue is in the country to shoot a documentary on slavery.
The documentary, ‘Enslaved’, will be a six-part series which will be hosted by Samuel L. Jackson. The series, created by documentary will chart the horror of slavery through underwater archaeology. Read more
The first woman Speaker of the United States House of Representatives who is leading a Congressional delegation to Ghana has arrived in Ghana. Nancy Pelosi and her delegation touched down at Terminal 3 Sunday afternoon and were met by the US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan and the Speaker of Parliament, Mike Aaron Ocquaye.
Some members of Parliament, as well as other dignitaries, were also at the Kotoka International Airport to welcome the US Speaker whose delegation includes the distinguished Majority Whip James Clyburn, Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Karen Bass, Co-Chair of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee Congresswoman Barbara Lee and icon of the Congress, John Lewis.
They will hold high-level discussions with President Akufo-Addo as well as speak with her Ghanaian counterpart Mike Oquaye and other senior government officials.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a Congressional delegation to Ghana to hold high-level discussions with Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, Speaker Mike Oquaye and other senior government officials, and to visit U.S. Army Africa headquarters in Italy. Speaker Pelosi will also deliver an address to the Ghanaian Parliament.
Solemnly, the delegation will pay respects at Cape Coast and Elmina Castles and the “Door of No Return,” to observe the 400th Anniversary of the First Enslaved Africans Landing in America.