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"Year of Return," - Accra Ghana pt III

Since 1820 Africans of the Americas have chosen to resettle in various parts of Africa, Ghana being one of the most common spots.

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Black Americans leave the U.S. to reclaim their "destiny" in Ghana

Accra, Ghana — In 2019, Ghana's president invited African descendants in the diaspora to mark the "Year of Return," commemorating 400 years since the first Africans arrived in the colony now known as Virginia on a slave ship. The invite prompted record tourism to Ghana, and an increase in Americans who applied for visas to stay.

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ok not everyone's ancestors came from Ghana. Old topic.

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luv4u said:

ok not everyone's ancestors came from Ghana. Old topic.

OK lol

this is true, but the people in the article chose Ghana

Liberia was establish in 1820 for African Americans to resettle
Ghana is the place most African slaves came through before heading to the Americas

So Ghana has a significance. Ghana most likely is a starting point for many, even if they choose other countries in Africa

Also most African American are going to be mixed with varying degrees of African ethnic groups.
Some might be more predominately 1.
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I have 9.8% Ghanian blood

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how is it an old topic? CBSNews 1 day ago

this is an annual event -

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African-Americans resettle in Africa

Ghana is the first African country to open its doors to people of African descent from all over the world – but bureaucracy takes a toll
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In Prampram, a town just an hour’s drive east of Ghana’s capital Accra, many holiday houses line the shores of the South Atlantic Ocean. One of them belongs to Jerome Thompson. Located only 500 metres from the water, Mr. Thompson’s house is resilient to the effects of the salt and wind. The floors, windows and doors are made of hard wood. His self-designed furniture is made from quality Ghanaian timber and hand-carved by local artisans.

“The ocean helps me fall asleep and wakes me up in the morning,” says Mr. Thompson, an African-American retiree taking a stroll on the beach where palm trees shade hand-carved canoes. “Where else can I live this close to the ocean? It would cost me millions of dollars!”

Mr. Thompson, a native of Maryland in the United States, retired to Ghana 11 years ago. He first visited the West African country on a tour in 2000. “I fell in love with Ghana and its people,” he recalled, during an interview with Africa Renewal. “It was good seeing black people, my people, in charge of the country (Ghana).”

That trip took him to many attractions across the country, including the Cape Coast Castle from where centuries ago millions of Africans walked through the infamous “Door of No Return” into slave ships bound for plantations in the Americas and the Caribbean, never to set foot in their homelands again.

But for their descendants like Mr. Thompson’s, the sign that hangs on that infamous door today reads: “Door of Return”.

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According to 2014 estimates, more than 3,000 African-Americans and people of Caribbean descent live in Ghana, a country of about 26 million people.

Whatever their motives, Ghana, the first sub-Saharan Africa country to shake off colonial rule 58 years ago, has become the destination of choice for diasporans looking for a spiritual home and an ancestral connection in Africa.

While some returnees have gone through the emotional journey of tracing their families through DNA testing, for the majority who just come to visit, or to settle like Mr. Thompson, the feeling of being “home” on the continent is satisfying. “It’s good to know that you came from some place and it’s not just a figment of someone’s imagination,” he says.

Claudette Chamberlain shares Mr. Thompson’s feelings of belonging. She was born in Jamaica but lived in the US and United Kingdom. Seven years ago, she moved to Ghana and built a five-bed guesthouse at Prampram.

“When I got off the plane, I just had this overwhelming feeling come over me,” Claudette says, adding that she realized then that Ghana was the place she wanted to be. She misses her mother and siblings who still live in London but she doesn’t miss London. “Ghana is definitely home, I’m going to spend the rest of my days here.”

Ms. Chamberlain, a former dentist, says while her native Jamaica is more beautiful, it is not as peaceful as Ghana.

Currently, there are around 200 million people in the Americas identifying themselves as of African descent, according to the United Nations. Millions more live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent, and in most cases they experience racism and discrimination.

To promote the respect for and protection of their human rights, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 2015–2024 as the “The International Decade for the People of African Descent”, to be marked annually on 25 March.

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Of course it helps that Ghana is an English speaking country. I don't see a lot of black Americans moving to Benin or Togo or Cote d'Ivoire.
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R&B singer Akon moves ahead with 'Akon City' in Senegal

By KRISTA LARSON, Associated Press 3 hrs ago
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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — American R&B singer Akon is moving ahead with plans to create a futuristic pan-African city, announcing Monday that construction will begin next year on the $6 billion project despite global tourism's uncertain future.

American R&B singer Akon is moving ahead with plans to create a futuristic pan-African city, announcing Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, that construction will begin next year on the $6 billion project despite global tourism's uncertain future.

Akon, who first announced his idea for the utopian city back in 2018, has described it as a “real-life Wakanda," comparing it to the technologically advanced fictional African place portrayed in the blockbuster film “Black Panther.”

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Akon City, Senegal

Akon City is located in Senegal

Akon City is a project launched by Senegalese-American singer and entrepreneur Akon. Akon City will be built in Senegal. The project was first announced in Senegal by Akon along with the Senegal Minister of Tourism, Alioune Sarrin, in 2018.[1]

Akon said he was inspired by the movie Black Panther, and he refers to Akon City as a "real-life Wakanda" that uses the latest technologies of blockchain and cryptocurrency.

It will be located on 800-hectare (2,000 acres) of land in the coastal village of Mbodiène, 62 miles (100 km) from Dakar, near the Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport. The exact location where the proposed 1 square mile of land given to Akon has not been determined yet.

On January 15, 2020, Akon announced plans for Akon City.

In September 2020, Akon unveiled a rendering of his project: a 2,000-acre planned development of a futuristic city along the Atlantic coast. It is 62 miles south of Dakar in Senegal. The Akon City project is supported by Senegalese President Macky Sall. The planned city will feature condominiums, offices, parks, a university, an ocean resort, and a 5,000-bed hospital.

Akon City is designated as a "special tax zone" by the Senegalese government.

Another Akon City was announced in Uganda on April 6, 2021, by Akon alongside Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, the state minister for Housing and Urban development, after Akon had met and discussed with Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni.[3][4][5] Akon further discussed the entire 15-year development project and its benefits to Ugandans in an interview on Uganda's NBS TV with Canary Mugume.

The project is planned to have large skyscrapers, shopping malls, tech hub, music studios, "Senewood", and eco-friendly tourist resorts. Akon envisions "Akoin", a cryptocurrency which he founded, to be the central currency.[7][8][9][10][11]

Akon City's development is projected to be a ten-year project with mixed-use development. Akon says the 2,000-acre city will be a smart city that is eco-friendly and powered by renewable energy, including solar power. It is a LEED-certified project. The city will welcome all members of the African diaspora as a home away from home. The project's primary goal is to stimulate the local economy and create jobs for local workers.[12][13] Akon City developers are Los Angeles–based KE International and Dubai-based Bakri & Associates Development Consultants. Hussein Bakri, the CEO of Bakri & Associates, is the lead architect.[8][14]

Phase 1: Expected to be completed by 2023 will be the construction of roads, Hamptons Hospital campus, Hamptons Mall, residential estates, hotels, a police station, a school, a waste facility, parks, and a photovoltaic solar power plant.

Phase 2: The project is expected to be complete between 2024 to 2029, with plans for complete usage of cryptocurrency using the Akoin cryptocurrency.

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The name is kinda Trumpy, but points for ambition. It's like one of Prince's utopias made real. Imagine Prince as (un)real estate developer.
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SantanaMaitreya said:

Of course it helps that Ghana is an English speaking country. I don't see a lot of black Americans moving to Benin or Togo or Cote d'Ivoire.

Ghana is one of the most stable country's in Africa. Politically it has never suffered the upsets that other countries have had. Economically it's stable and pretty self sufficient similarly to Botswana but unlike Botswana or SA most black people in the diaspora have some genetic tie to the country. The Ghanaian government was smart, many other countries on the continent are taking note.

I'm only planning to visit myself. But I get the desire to take up residence there. People do elsewhere.
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R&B singer Akon moves ahead with 'Akon City' in Senegal

By KRISTA LARSON, Associated Press 3 hrs ago
AAy3rxw.img?h=24&w=24&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f&f=pngR&B singer Akon moves ahead with 'Akon City' in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — American R&B singer Akon is moving ahead with plans to create a futuristic pan-African city, announcing Monday that construction will begin next year on the $6 billion project despite global tourism's uncertain future.

American R&B singer Akon is moving ahead with plans to create a futuristic pan-African city, announcing Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, that construction will begin next year on the $6 billion project despite global tourism's uncertain future.

Akon, who first announced his idea for the utopian city back in 2018, has described it as a “real-life Wakanda," comparing it to the technologically advanced fictional African place portrayed in the blockbuster film “Black Panther.”

R&B singer Akon moves...pnews.com)

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I have no idea what Akon is doing. I listen to those that live there and I haven't heard much nice. Anyway.

August 19, 2021

The African continent does not have an unusually large number of foreign military bases. These can be found across the world, from the US bases in Japan to the British bases in Australia. No country has a greater military footprint around the world than the United States.

“Ghana hereby provides unimpeded access to and use of agreed facilities and areas to United States forces, United States contractors, and others as mutually agreed.

ACCRA, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Ghana seeks to beef up its war on terrorism by creating more military bases around the country, an official said Thursday.
"To help fight against terrorism in the country, we have been pitching bases along the borders to ensure that Ghana is safe. The plan is very far advanced to ensure that we have a minimum of 15 bases across the north to ensure that we are all safe," Nitiwul added.

The 86th Airlift Wing delivered medical supplies to the government of Ghana April 24, 2020, to help support the country’s COVID-19 response efforts.

The arrival of the needed medical supplies underscores the results of the growing partnership between the United States of America and the Republic of Ghana to combat COVID-19, to save lives and protect the people of Ghana.

From Libya to Nigeria, Ethiopia to Mali, Moscow has been building key strategic military alliances and an increasingly favorable public profile across Africa in recent years.

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute estimates that Africa accounted for 18% of Russian arms exports between 2016 and 2020.


Reuters reported in July that U.S. lawmakers had stalled a planned $1 billion weapons sale to Nigeria over allegations of human rights abuses by the government.

Less than a month later, Russia signed a deal with President Muhammadu Buhari's administration to supply military equipment, training and technology to Nigerian forces.

Their first overseas military base, their only one, is in Africa, and they have just expanded that by adding a significant pier that can even support their aircraft carriers in the future. Around the continent they are looking for other basing opportunities,” Townsend told the HASC.

The base, formally opened in 2017, was developed to support the Chinese anti-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia in the Gulf of Aden but has expanded to include capabilities to serve as a logistical resupply hub for the PLAN’s blue-water capital ships like its new large deck Type-075 amphibious warship or domestically-designed Type 002 aircraft carrier, according to analysts.
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To clarify...

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has affirmed, in no uncertain terms, that Ghana has “not offered a military base, and will not offer a military base to the United States of America.”

According to President Akufo-Addo, “the United States of America has not made any request for such consideration and, consistent with our established foreign policy, we will not consider any such request.”

He was confident that the US-Ghana Military Co-operation Agreement “will help enhance our defence capability, and offer an important layer of support in our common effort to protect the peace in our region.”

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) is the unified armed force of Ghana, consisting of the Army (GA), Navy (GN), and Ghana Air Force.

U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, began a multi-day visit to West Africa, which included stops in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire September 20-21.

Townsend met with government officials and senior military representatives to discuss the need for continued cross-border cooperation to improve and maintain security across the region.
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Feb 6, 1820 CE: African Americans Migrate to Liberia

On February 6, 1820, the first group of freed U.S. enslaved people to resettle in Africa departed from New York.

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On February 6, 1820, the first group of formerly enslaved people in the United States to resettle in Africa departed from New York. An organization called the American Colonization Society, with funding from Congress, had been established to return them to the U.S. colony of Liberia, in West Africa. Kidnapping and enslaving people from Africa had been abolished in the United States in 1808, though the practice of keeping people and their children enslaved was still legal in many states.
People believed that African Americans would experience greater freedom and opportunity “back” in Africa. However, there were problems. Though of African descent, many of these Americans had spent most or all of their lives in the United States. They were used to their American lifestyles, which had little in common with Liberian communities. Of those born in Africa, few had memories of its various peoples and land they were taken from. Even so, Liberia was probably not their ancestral home.
To the thinking of the American Colonization Society, Africans simply came from Africa, so any land would do. However, Africa is a large continent, with thousands of ethnic groups spread across many different environments. Though most American enslaved people had come from West Africa, few were prepared to live in the tropics, or able to integrate with local peoples. Despite this, over the next few decades, thousands of formerly enslaved people were sent to Liberia. In 1847, it became the first African colony to gain independene as a nation.

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Love Ghana!!
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How an AA built Real Estate in Ghana

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Floating Home in Ghana, moving Florida to Africa
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https://youtu.be/w1jxBHc_DfI
Move to Ghana Q&A

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2021 Travel & Living tips in Ghana

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Do You Need To Be Entrepreneurial in Ghana

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