Africa: Ghana’s sea of sculpted slave heads commemorate slave trade, 400 years on

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As the year 2019 marks 400 years since the commencement of the transatlantic slave trade, Ghanaian artist Kwame Akoto-Bamfo has been sculpting hundreds of faces to represent the men and women who fell victim to slavery. Akoto-Bamfo has placed the sculptures in Ada Foah, which was a major slave market in the 19th century when the region was under British […]

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Africa: #accraweizo Famtrip lands the slave castle, relieve trauma of slave trade

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Traumatic memories of the transatlantic slave trade that ravaged West Africa became the soft spot that took the gay spirit and merriment away from members of the Accra Weizo famtrip and leaving them at the verge of tears as they relieved gory memories of the terrible and dehumanizing transatlantic slave trade which ravaged the whole of West Africa as they […]

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Chibok girl shocker: I want to go back to Boko Haram

…people call me Boko Haram wife, criminal ..They rejected me, were happy when my child died A girl, identified simply as Zara, who was abducted by Boko Haram but was later rescued by the Nigerian Army has expressed her willingness to join the terror group because of the stigma she is now experiencing after she was reunited with her family. […]

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