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GHANA: President Akufo Lures Diaspora Africans Back Home with ‘2019 Year Of Return’

By Published January 16, 2019

The government of Ghana is marking 400 years since the first slave ship arrived in America in 1619 with the launch of an initiative aimed at encouraging people of African and Caribbean heritage to return to the continent and make it home.

The initiative, called The Year of Return, was launched late last year in Washington United States, President Akufo-Addo.

“In the year 2019, we open our arms even wider to welcome home our brothers and sisters.”

The Year of Return seeks to make Ghana the focus for millions of people in the diaspora who want to forge a closer connection with their ancestry. The West African country has long been a popular destination for returning African-Americans and Caribbean people.

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