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Retracing a slave route in Ghana, 400 years on - Sort by:
Retracing a slave route in Ghana, 400 years on
This month marks 400 years since the first recorded African slaves arrived in North America to work plantations in English colonies. In the centuries after, European slave traders shipped millions of African men, women and children across the Atlantic Ocean. Many died in horrific conditions on the slave boats, while survivors endured a life of misery and backbreaking farm work.

For some of them, the terrible journey began here, deep inside Ghana. Captured by slavers, they were marched along dirt tracks for 200 kilometers (125 miles) to slave castles perched on the Atlantic Coast, where they boarded...
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ADIDWAN, Ghana
Nana Assenso, 68, chief of Adidwan, a village in Ghana's interior, looks on before visiting the grave of his uncle Kwame Badu, in Adidwan, Ashanti Region, Ghana. His uncle's name Kwame Badu, has been passed on through the family in remembrance of an ancestor with that name who was captured and sold into slavery long, long ago. "Growing up, I was told the story of two of my great-great-grand-uncles Kwame Badu and Kofi Aboagye who were captured and sold into slavery," said Assenso. He followed the family tradition and named his youngest son Kwame Badu. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
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Nana Assenso, 68, chief of Adidwan, a village in Ghana's... more
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The River Pra which runs parallel to the Assin Praso... more
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A woman walks trough the bushes in Prestea, a mining... more
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Nana Assenso, 68, chief of Adidwan, a village in Ghana's... more
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Abdul Sumud Shaibu, 50, shows a photograph of his grandfather... more
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A boy carries a bucket as the Elmina Castle is seen... more
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Adum market is seen at nightfall in Kumasi, Ghana.... more
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Artisanal miners take a break in Prestea, a mining... more
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Locals walk on a street of Prestea, a mining town in... more
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Congregants dance as they attend a church service at... more
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British and American flags are among other flags hoisted... more
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Tourists gather at the Assin Manso river, Ghana. Near... more
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Children dressed in traditional style cloth wrappings... more
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Kwaku Agyei, 71, a pastor and resident of Obuasi, tells... more
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Woman cooks palm nuts to make oil on the road that... more
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Clothes left behind by performers reenacting what female... more
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