Why African descendants are moving to Africa

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Citing racism and a desire for belonging, Americans and Britons of African descent are moving from the West to the African continent. It’s part of a Pan-African campaign to encourage repatriation and investment in tourism in Africa, and it’s a trend that culminated in 2019 with Ghana’s Year of Return, which marked 400 years since the first enslaved people from Africa were brought to the Americas. We speak to two women about their decision to leave the US and the UK to move to Ghana and The Gambia for good.

In this episode:

Muhammida El Muhajir, Ghana resident since 2014; Juliet Ryan, co-founder of the Council of African Descendants in The Gambia, and host of Bla Xit on YouTube.

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