7 Reasons Why Many People in the African Diaspora Are Repatriating to Ghana

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Many African-Americans move to Ghana in retirement because they can live comfortably off their Social Security checks, and they can start charities to help in the many areas needed there. “Wherever it is that we find ourselves, in Africa is where we should be,” says Imahkus Okofu to csmonitor.com. Okofu moved to Ghana from New York City 24 years ago and now runs a health spa and has authored books on repatriation. “Whether we come from Sierra Leone or Ghana, or wherever,” he said, “we are the result of the transatlantic and European slave trade.” Chiefs and other political leaders have made citizenship to those originally from the Diaspora less difficult to secure.

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