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AFRICA-SLAVERY/HISTORICSITES
RTS2OATD
August 29, 2019
Fishermen are pictured in front of Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, July 7, 2019. Goree...
Dakar, Senegal
Fishermen are pictured in front of Goree Island off the coast of Dakar
Fishermen are pictured in front of Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, July 7, 2019. Goree island was one of the trans-Atlantic slave-trade gathering points from where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, and today is a UNESCO world heritage site. Picture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/HISTORICSITES
RTS2OATB
August 29, 2019
A boy stands beside the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, built on a former slave route, near Tiassale,...
TIASSALE, Cote D'Ivoire
A boy stands beside the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, built on a former slave route, near Tiassale...
A boy stands beside the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, built on a former slave route, near Tiassale, Ivory Coast, July 15, 2019. Men and women captured in Ivory Coast and sold into slavery 400 years ago would take their final bath in the river before being loaded onto ships. Picture taken June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
AFRICA-SLAVERY/HISTORICSITES
RTS2OAT3
August 29, 2019
A boy is pictured at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, July 8, 2019. Goree Island was one...
Dakar, Senegal
A boy is pictured at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar
A boy is pictured at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, July 8, 2019. Goree Island was one of the trans-Atlantic slave-trade gathering points from where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, and today is a UNESCO world heritage site. Picture taken July 8, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/HISTORICSITES
RTS2OASV
August 29, 2019
People stand beside a memorial beside the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, built on a former slave...
TIASSALE, Cote D'Ivoire
People stand beside a memorial beside the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, built on a former slave...
People stand beside a memorial beside the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, built on a former slave route, near Tiassale, Ivory Coast, July 21, 2019. Men and women captured in Ivory Coast and sold into slavery 400 years ago would take their final bath in the river before being loaded onto ships. Picture taken June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
AFRICA-SLAVERY/HISTORICSITES
RTS2OASK
August 29, 2019
Visitors walk though dungeons used to house female slaves at the Cape Coast Castle, one of several slave...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
Visitors walk though dungeons used to house female slaves at the Cape Coast Castle off the Cape Coast...
Visitors walk though dungeons used to house female slaves at the Cape Coast Castle, one of several slave forts build along the Gold Coast in Ghana, July 28, 2019. Picture taken July 28,2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
AFRICA-SLAVERY/HISTORICSITES
RTS2OASG
August 29, 2019
Canons are seen at the Cape Coast Castle, one of several slave forts build along the Gold Coast in Ghana,...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
Canons are seen at the Cape Coast Castle, one of several slave forts build along the Gold Coast off the...
Canons are seen at the Cape Coast Castle, one of several slave forts build along the Gold Coast in Ghana, July 28, 2019. Picture taken July 28,2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
AFRICA-SLAVERY/HISTORICSITES
RTS2OASC
August 29, 2019
Prince Tete and his friend Coudjoe stand at a point where it is believed slaves once crossed the River...
Assin Prasso, Ghana
Prince Tete and his friend Coudjoe stand at a point where it is believed slaves once crossed the River...
Prince Tete and his friend Coudjoe stand at a point where it is believed slaves once crossed the River Pra on their journey to the coast, at Assin Praso, Ghana, July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
AFRICA-SLAVERY/HISTORICSITES
RTS2OARG
August 29, 2019
Tourists are seen at the Cape Coast Castle one of several slave forts build along the Gold Coast in Ghana,...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
Tourists are seen at the Cape Coast Castle one of several slave forts build on the Gold Coast off Cape...
Tourists are seen at the Cape Coast Castle one of several slave forts build along the Gold Coast in Ghana, July 28, 2019. Picture taken July 28,2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
AFRICA-SLAVERY/HISTORICSITES
RTS2OAR3
August 29, 2019
A general view of Goree Island is seen off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, July 8, 2019. Goree island was...
Dakar, Senegal
A general view of Goree Island is seen off the coast of Dakar
A general view of Goree Island is seen off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, July 8, 2019. Goree island was one of the trans-Atlantic slave-trade gathering points from where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s and today is a UNESCO world heritage site. Picture taken July 8, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/HISTORICSITES
RTS2OAR2
August 29, 2019
Emmanuel Mouti Dongo from Cameroon visits the “Maison Des Esclaves” slave house on Goree Island off the...
Dakar, Senegal
Emmanuel Mouti Dongo from Cameroon visits the “Maison Des Esclaves” slaves house, at Goree Island off...
Emmanuel Mouti Dongo from Cameroon visits the “Maison Des Esclaves” slave house on Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, July 7, 2019. Goree island, was one of the trans-Atlantic slave-trade gathering points from where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800 and today is UNESCO world heritage site. "The Slave House of the Goree Island is an historic site, a place of remembrance,, is a very important journey that must be made by all Africans, to see the atrocity that humanity has lived for centuries,  emotionally, I was able to measure the extent and severity of the wounds suffered our ancestors African black undergone by by human beings like them. I discovered in my country Cameroon, in the lcoastal region, our ancestors were slaves owners and traders, it is important to continue to talk about the slavery as long as we are on earth that the generations to come, and ourselves can know what we experienced as an injury and what the human being could endure, not to accuse but to heal and reconcile the peoples in the hope of building a world more harmonious and more respectful of human rights and solidarity with each other", Sammuel said. Picture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5JF
August 20, 2019
A schoolgirl takes notes as she prepares her presentation during her school's visit at the 'Maison Des...
Dakar, Senegal
Schoolgirl takes notes as she prepares her presentation during her school's visit at the 'Maison Des...
A schoolgirl takes notes as she prepares her presentation during her school's visit at the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves' house, a gathering point where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal July 12, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5JD
August 20, 2019
A resident walks beside a statue commenorating slavery's abolition near the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves'...
Dakar, Senegal
Resident walks beside a statue commenorating slavery's abolition near the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves'...
A resident walks beside a statue commenorating slavery's abolition near the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves' house, a gathering point where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal July 8, 2019.ÊThe 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 8, 2019. REUTERS/ Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5IS
August 20, 2019
A man plays soccer on Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, July 12, 2019. Goree island, a UNESCO...
Dakar, Senegal
Man play soccer, at Goree Island, a UNESCO world heritage site,that was used as a slave gathering point...
A man plays soccer on Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, July 12, 2019. Goree island, a UNESCO world heritage site, was used as a slave gathering point from where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5HY
August 20, 2019
Akwasi Afum, 9, watches as visitors arrive at the Assin Manso ancestral graveyard near the Manso river...
ASSIN MANSO, Ghana
Akwasi Afum, 9, watches as visitors arrive at the Assin Manso ancestral graveyard near the Manso river...
Akwasi Afum, 9, watches as visitors arrive at the Assin Manso ancestral graveyard near the Manso river where slaves took their 'last bath' before being taken to slave forts and castles along the shores of the Atlantic Coast, Assin Manso, Ghana August 11, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken August 11, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5HO
August 20, 2019
American tourist, Divine Koufahenou takes a picture of her Mother Afi and her friend Dawn Kravig at the...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
American tourist, Divine Koufahenou takes a picture of her Mother Afi and her friend Dawn Kravig at the...
American tourist, Divine Koufahenou takes a picture of her Mother Afi and her friend Dawn Kravig at the 'Door of No Return' at the Cape Coast Slave Castle in Ghana, July 28, 2019. Cape Coast Castle was used as a slaving post from where slaves were bought and sold and then shipped to the U.S. and other countries. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 28, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5HJ
August 20, 2019
Villagers take part in a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, in Tiassale that was...
TIASSALE, Cote D'Ivoire
Villagers take part in a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, in Tiassale that was...
Villagers take part in a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, in Tiassale that was built on a former slave route, Ivory Coast July 21, 2019. Men and women captured in Ivory Coast and sold into slavery 400 years ago would take their final bath in the sacred River Bodo before the ship's journey to America. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5HH
August 20, 2019
Tourists ride in a ferry towards Goree Island a gathering point from where slaves were shipped west in...
Dakar, Senegal
Tourists ride in a ferry towards Goree Island a gathering point from where slaves were shipped west in...
Tourists ride in a ferry towards Goree Island a gathering point from where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal July 7, 2019. Goree island is an UNESCO world heritage site that attracts tourists from different countries from around the World. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5HC
August 20, 2019
Foreign tourists listen to a guide at the Cape Coast Slave Castle in Ghana, July 28, 2019. Cape Coast...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
Foreign tourists listen to a guide at the Cape Coast Slave Castle
Foreign tourists listen to a guide at the Cape Coast Slave Castle in Ghana, July 28, 2019. Cape Coast Castle was used as a slaving post from where slaves were bought and sold and then shipped to the U.S. and other countries. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken july 28, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5HB
August 20, 2019
A girl walks past a flag of Ghana outside the Cape Coast Castle, in Ghana, July 28, 2019. Cape Coast...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
Girl walks past a flag of Ghana outside the former slave trading Cape Coast Castle
A girl walks past a flag of Ghana outside the Cape Coast Castle, in Ghana, July 28, 2019. Cape Coast Castle was used as a slaving post from where slaves were bought and sold and then shipped to the US and other countries. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 28, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5H5
August 20, 2019
Charity Butler Agyemang, a Ghananian tour guide looks on at the Cape Coast Slave Castle in Ghana, July...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
Charity Butler Agyemang, a Ghananian tour guide looks on at the Cape Coast Slave Castle in Ghana
Charity Butler Agyemang, a Ghananian tour guide looks on at the Cape Coast Slave Castle in Ghana, July 28, 2019. Charity said: "I think the 'Year of Return' has really helped in the tourism industry because we have a lot of people coming from the diaspora and beyond to invest and tour." Cape Coast Castle was used as a slaving post from where slaves were bought and sold and then shipped to the U.S. and other countries. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 28, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5H3
August 20, 2019
Emmanuel Mouti Dongo from Cameroon visits the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point from...
Dakar, Senegal
Emmanuel Mouti Dongo from Cameroon visits the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point from...
Emmanuel Mouti Dongo from Cameroon visits the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point from where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal July 7, 2019. Emmanuel said: "The Slave House of the Goree Island is an historic site, a place of remembrance and is a very important journey that must be made by all Africans. Not to accuse but to heal and reconcile people in the hope of building a world more harmonious and more respectful of human rights and solidarity with each other." The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5H2
August 20, 2019
A Senegalese boy walks from the 'Door of No Return' as he visits the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house,...
Dakar, Senegal
Senegalese boy walks from the 'Door of No Return' as he visits the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house,...
A Senegalese boy walks from the 'Door of No Return' as he visits the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point from where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal July 7, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5GZ
August 20, 2019
Tourists stand at the 'Door of No Return' as they visit the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering...
Dakar, Senegal
Tourists stand at the 'Door of No Return' as they visit the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering...
Tourists stand at the 'Door of No Return' as they visit the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal July 7, 2019.ÊThe 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5GU
August 20, 2019
Villagers take part in a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, built near a former...
TIASSALE, Cote D'Ivoire
Villagers take part in a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, built near a former...
Villagers take part in a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, built near a former slave route that was used by slaves to take a last bath before being loaded onto slave ships, Tiassale, Ivory Coast, July 21, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5GR
August 20, 2019
Senegalese tourists take selfies in front of the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point...
Dakar, Senegal
Senegalese tourists take selfies in front of the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point...
Senegalese tourists take selfies in front of the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal July 7, 2019.ÊThe 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5GQ
August 20, 2019
U.S. professor Joyce Hope Scott, from Boston, stands at the 'Door of No Return' as she visits the 'Maison...
Dakar, Senegal
U.S. professor Joyce Hope Scott stands at the 'Door of No Return' as she visits the 'Maison Des Esclaves'...
U.S. professor Joyce Hope Scott, from Boston, stands at the 'Door of No Return' as she visits the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal July 7, 2019. Joyce said: "The legacy of slavery has not yet ended. Racism, racial discrimination, poverty, dispossession, oppression have not ended with the actual event of slavery (ending) itself. So even if we didnÕt want to remember, we are forced to because it is around us every day." The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past.ÊPicture taken July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5GN
August 20, 2019
A woman poses for pictures while standing on an old French gun emplacement at Goree Island off the coast...
Dakar, Senegal
Woman poses for pictures while standing on an old French gun emplacement at Goree Island off the coast...
A woman poses for pictures while standing on an old French gun emplacement at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, July 12, 2019. Goree island, a UNESCO world heritage site, was used as a slave gathering point from where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as descendants of slaves from America, the Caribbean and Europe visit ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 12, 2019. REUTERS/ Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5GM
August 20, 2019
A woman walks home at Goree Island, a UNESCO world heritage site, off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, July...
Dakar, Senegal
Woman walks home at Goree Island, a UNESCO world heritage site, off the coast of Dakar
A woman walks home at Goree Island, a UNESCO world heritage site, off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, July 12, 2019. Kunta Kinte island was one of the slavery shipping points and is now named after a Gambian man from Juffrey, who according to the Alex Haley's book, Roots:The Saga of an American Family, was among 98 slaves who were shipped to the United States in 1767. Picture taken July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
AFRICA-SLAVERY/TOURISM
RTS2N5GI
August 20, 2019
Nuns visit the male section of the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point where slaves...
Dakar, Senegal
Nuns visit the male section of the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point where slaves...
Nuns visit the male section of the 'Maison Des Esclaves' slaves house, a gathering point where slaves were shipped west in the 1700s and 1800s, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal July 12, 2019. The 400-year anniversary of the first slave boat to arrive in America from Africa has caused a rush of interest in heritage tourism in West Africa, as ancestors go back to ancient sites to delve into a dark and often hidden past. Picture taken July 12, 2019. REUTERS/ Zohra Bensemra
Pictures Report
Pictures Report
Artifacts of slavery
30 PICTURES
Pictures Report
Pictures Report
Retracing a slave route in Ghana, 400 years on
17 PICTURES
Wider Image
Wider Image
Retracing a slave route in Ghana, 400 years on
33 PICTURES
AFRICA-SLAVERY/JOURNEY-IVORYCOAST
RTX71T36
August 01, 2019
Professor Kouame Aka, an Ivorian historian, speaks about slave trade on Bandama river in Tiassale town,...
TIASSALE, Cote D'Ivoire
Professor Kouame Aka, an Ivorian historian, speaks about slave trade on Bandama river in Tiassale town...
Professor Kouame Aka, an Ivorian historian, speaks about slave trade on Bandama river in Tiassale town, Ivory Coast July 24, 2019. Picture taken July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
AFRICA-SLAVERY/JOURNEY-IVORYCOAST
RTX71T35
August 01, 2019
A priest washes the head of a villager during a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village,...
KANGA NIANZE, Cote D'Ivoire
A priest washes the head of a villager during a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village...
A priest washes the head of a villager during a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, built on a former slave route, Ivory Coast July 21, 2019. Picture taken July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
AFRICA-SLAVERY/JOURNEY-IVORYCOAST
RTX71T34
August 01, 2019
Villagers take part in a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze, a village built on a former...
KANGA NIANZE, Cote D'Ivoire
Villagers take part in a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village
Villagers take part in a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze, a village built on a former slave route, Ivory Coast July 21, 2019. Picture taken July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
AFRICA-SLAVERY/JOURNEY-IVORYCOAST
RTX71T30
August 01, 2019
A priest gestures during a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, built on a former...
KANGA NIANZE, Cote D'Ivoire
A priest gestures during a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village
A priest gestures during a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, built on a former slave route, Ivory Coast July 21, 2019. Picture taken July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
AFRICA-SLAVERY/JOURNEY-IVORYCOAST
RTX71T2Z
August 01, 2019
Villagers take part in a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, built on a former...
KANGA NIANZE, Cote D'Ivoire
Villagers take part in a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village
Villagers take part in a bathing ritual at the Bodo river in Kanga Nianze village, built on a former slave route, Ivory Coast July 21, 2019. Picture taken July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago
AFRICA-SLAVERY/JOURNEY
RTX71SYP
August 01, 2019
Saviour Asante, 30, a hair dresser in Obuasi, shows her gold tooth as she smiles, in Obuasi, Ghana, July...
Obuasi, Ghana
The Wider Image: Retracing a slave route in Ghana, 400 years on
Saviour Asante, 30, a hair dresser in Obuasi, shows her gold tooth as she smiles, in Obuasi, Ghana, July 25, 2019. Asante had given little thought to slave history growing up. That changed with a visit to Cape Coast castle. "I cried the whole day," she said. "It was a very painful experience to hear these stories." REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko SEARCH "SLAVERY JOURNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AFRICA-SLAVERY/JOURNEY
RTX71SY9
August 01, 2019
Nana Assenso stands at the grave of his uncle, remembering the man he loved but also a past that has...
ADIDWAN, Ghana
The Wider Image: Retracing a slave route in Ghana, 400 years on
Nana Assenso stands at the grave of his uncle, remembering the man he loved but also a past that has haunted his family for generations. His uncle was called Kwame Badu, a name that 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," says Assenso, 68, the chief of Adidwan, a village in Ghana's interior. He followed the family tradition and named his youngest son Kwame Badu. This month marks 400 years since the first recorded African slaves arrived in North America to work plantations in what were then 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 ships for North America. They never saw their homeland again. Two Reuters photographers retraced one of the routes they took to those ships, gathering images and stories about the long-lasting impact of a hateful trade in humans. REUTERS/ SEARCH "SLAVERY JOURNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: AFRICA-SLAVERY/JOURNEY
USA-GHANA/PELOSI
RTX71KO5
July 30, 2019
Women dressed in traditional outfits react as they wait for the arrival of U.S. Speaker of the House...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
Women dressed in traditional outfits react as they wait for the arrival of U.S. Speaker of the House...
Women dressed in traditional outfits react as they wait for the arrival of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for her visit at the palace used by Paramount Chief of Cape Coast traditional area, Osaabarima Kwesi Atta II, after her tour at Cape Coast Castle which was used as a trading post from where slaves would be taken to America, in Ghana July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
USA-GHANA/PELOSI
RTX71KNZ
July 30, 2019
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi looks on during her visit to the palace used by Paramount Chief...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi looks on during her visit to the palace used by Paramount Chief...
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi looks on during her visit to the palace used by Paramount Chief of Cape Coast traditional area, Osaabarima Kwesi Atta II, after her tour at Cape Coast Castle which was used as a trading post from where slaves would be taken to America, in Ghana July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
USA-GHANA/PELOSI
RTX71KNY
July 30, 2019
Women dressed in traditional outfits react as they wait for the arrival of U.S. Speaker of the House...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
Women dressed in traditional outfits react as they wait for the arrival of U.S. Speaker of the House...
Women dressed in traditional outfits react as they wait for the arrival of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for her visit at the palace used by Paramount Chief of Cape Coast traditional area, Osaabarima Kwesi Atta II, after her tour at Cape Coast Castle which was used as a trading post from where slaves would be taken to America, in Ghana July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
USA-GHANA/PELOSI
RTX71KNL
July 30, 2019
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi looks on during her visit to the palace used by Paramount Chief...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi looks on during her visit to the palace used by Paramount Chief...
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi looks on during her visit to the palace used by Paramount Chief of Cape Coast traditional area, Osaabarima Kwesi Atta II, after her tour at Cape Coast Castle which was used as a trading post from where slaves would be taken to America, in Ghana July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
USA-GHANA/PELOSI
RTX71KNF
July 30, 2019
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi poses for a photograph after presenting a gift to Paramount Chief...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi poses for a photograph after presenting a gift to Paramount Chief...
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi poses for a photograph after presenting a gift to Paramount Chief of Cape Coast traditional area, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, during her visit to a palace used by the Chief after her tour at the Cape Coast Castle which was used as a trading post from where slaves would be taken to America, in Ghana July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
USA-GHANA/PELOSI
RTX71KN3
July 30, 2019
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi receives a gift from Paramount Chief of Cape Coast traditional...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi receives a gift from Paramount Chief of Cape Coast traditional...
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi receives a gift from Paramount Chief of Cape Coast traditional area, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, during her visit to a palace used by the Chief after her tour at the Cape Coast Castle which was used as a trading post from where slaves would be taken to America, in Ghana July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
USA-GHANA/PELOSI
RTX71KLE
July 30, 2019
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is welcomed by 8-year-old Afia Boakye-Yiadom, during her visit...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is welcomed by 8-year-old Afia Boakye-Yiadom, during her visit...
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is welcomed by 8-year-old Afia Boakye-Yiadom, during her visit to the palace used by Paramount Chief of Cape Coast traditional area, Osaabarima Kwesi Atta II, after her tour at Cape Coast Castle which was used as a trading post from where slaves would be taken to America, in Ghana July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
USA-GHANA/PELOSI
RTX71KLA
July 30, 2019
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi looks on during her visit to the palace used by Paramount Chief...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi looks on during her visit to the palace used by Paramount Chief...
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi looks on during her visit to the palace used by Paramount Chief of Cape Coast traditional area, Osaabarima Kwesi Atta II, after her tour at Cape Coast Castle which was used as a trading post from where slaves would be taken to America, in Ghana July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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October 03, 2018
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit...
Accra, Ghana
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit...
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit to Cape Coast castle, Ghana, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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October 03, 2018
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit...
Accra, Ghana
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit...
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit to Cape Coast castle, Ghana, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
USA-TRUMP/MELANIA-GHANA
RTS240BR
October 03, 2018
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit...
Accra, Ghana
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit...
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit to Cape Coast castle, Ghana, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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RTS2405F
October 03, 2018
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit...
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit to Cape Coast Castle, Ghana, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
USA-TRUMP/MELANIA-GHANA
RTS2405D
October 03, 2018
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit...
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit to Cape Coast Castle, Ghana, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
USA-TRUMP/MELANIA-GHANA
RTS23XGD
October 03, 2018
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit...
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit to Cape Coast castle, Ghana, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
USA-TRUMP/MELANIA-GHANA
RTS23XG9
October 03, 2018
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit...
CAPE COAST, Ghana
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through during a visit...
U.S. first lady Melania Trump stands in the "door of no return" where slaves past through, during a visit to Cape Coast castle, Ghana, October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
SENEGAL-FRANCE/
RTX4NV0H
February 02, 2018
Brigitte Macron, wife of the French president, aplauds next to Catherine Sarr Sambou, director of Mariama...
ILE DE GOREE, Senegal
Brigitte Macron, wife of the French president, aplauds next to Catherine Sarr Sambou, director of Mariama...
Brigitte Macron, wife of the French president, aplauds next to Catherine Sarr Sambou, director of Mariama Ba school on Goree island, once a west African slaving post, off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, February 2, 2018. REUTERS/Seyllou/Pool
SENEGAL-FRANCE/
RTX4NUVY
February 02, 2018
Brigitte Macron, wife of the French president, flanked by Annie Jouga, deputy mayor of Goree island,...
ILE DE GOREE, Senegal
Brigitte Macron, wife of the French president, flanked by Annie Jouga, deputy mayor of Goree island,...
Brigitte Macron, wife of the French president, flanked by Annie Jouga, deputy mayor of Goree island, once a west African slaving post, off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, signs the guest book at "The Slave museum" (la maison des esclaves), February 2, 2018. REUTERS/Seyllou/Pool
SENEGAL-FRANCE/
RTX4NUJN
February 02, 2018
Brigitte Macron, wife of the French President, flanked by Annie Jouga deputy mayor of the island of Goree,...
ILE DE GOREE, Senegal
Brigitte Macron, wife of the French President, flanked by Annie Jouga deputy mayor of the island of Goree,...
Brigitte Macron, wife of the French President, flanked by Annie Jouga deputy mayor of the island of Goree, once a west African slaving post, off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, February 2, 2018. REUTERS/Seyllou/Pool
SENEGAL-FRANCE/
RTX4NU5K
February 02, 2018
Brigitte Macron, the wife of the French president, poses with pupils of Mariama Ba school on Goree island,...
ILE DE GOREE, Senegal
Brigitte Macron, the wife of the French president, poses with pupils of Mariama Ba school on Goree island,...
Brigitte Macron, the wife of the French president, poses with pupils of Mariama Ba school on Goree island, once a west African slaving post, off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, February 2, 2018. REUTERS/Sellou/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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