Some 250 African-Americans gathered at the Cape Coast Castle, Ghana, to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first ship of enslaved Africans to English North America in 1619.Read more
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By Alessandra Prentice
Halfway across the Atlantic Ocean, the plane carrying Tani Sanchez and her daughter Tani Sylvester on a heritage tour to Ghana crossed paths with a powerful storm.
A sharp drop in elevation hurled flight attendants to the floor. Passengers started screaming and crying.Read more
African-American entrepreneur Amirah Allen found her niche in Africa with online health and beauty platform Harima Naturals, which she launched after embarking on AB2020’s Ghana Business and Investment Mission in 2018.
Here, she speaks about how our annual mission helped set her on course to build an e-commerce platform for 100% natural and ethically sourced ingredients from the West African region.Read more
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
A delegation of 15 faculty members and administrators from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in the United States of America (USA), is in Ghana to participate in the first joint symposium that also features the University of Cape Coast and the Central University.
The symposium will focus on the theme of social determinants of health. Read more
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri
The U.S. Mission in Ghana has sworn-in 23 Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) to begin work in the education sector of the country.
The volunteers who have completed a 10-week training programme prior to their swearing in, will support education of Ghanaian children by teaching in rural junior and senior high schools including schools for the deaf, across the country. Read more
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