Africa: Year of Return, Samuel L. Jackson officially gets a Gabonese passport


Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s Year of Return is already yielding results even for other African countries. Gabon is the latest to benefit from the declaration made by the president of Ghana calling on black people everywhere to return to the continent and help build it.

Hollywood superstar actor, Samuel L. Jackson has officially secured a Gabonese passport after finding out his ancestors hailed from the Central African country.

The Year of Return coincides with the marking of 400 years since the first slave ships left the coast of West Africa in what has now become the biggest nightmare of race relations globally.

President Akufo-Addo made the headlines when he made declared in France a few months ago during an interaction with 400 representatives of the African diaspora in France who gathered at the Elysee Palace in Paris that “the destiny of all black people no matter where they are is tied to Africa”.

The call is making a big impact as many black people, especially in the United States, have started their journey to reconnect with the African continent.


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