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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, July 21, 2019. 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 SEARCH "SLAVERY JOURNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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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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Congregants dance as they attend a church service at... more
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A pastor looks on as he is about to be transported... 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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A boy rides a bicycle along a road in Denyase, Ashanti... more
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Locals walk on a street in Tarkwa, Ghana, July 24,... more
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Lotto writer inside his kiosk reviews a lottery paper... more
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Locals walk on a street of Prestea, a mining town in... more
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A boy carries a bucket as the Elmina Castle is seen... more
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Enestina Kojo, Hagar Boadu Washington and Babara Oteng... more
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Traders walk across a footbridge in Adum market at... more
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A general view shows the town of Prestea, a small mining... more
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British and American flags are among other flags hoisted... more
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Prince Tete, a local leans against a fence of a mass... more
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Tourists gather at the Assin Manso river, Ghana, July... more
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A boy gets a hair cut as his friends wait in Adanse... 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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Saviour Asante, 30, a hair dresser in Obuasi, shows... more
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Abdul Sumud Shaibu, 50, shows a photograph of his grandfather... more
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Obituaries and political posters are seen mounted along... more
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Clothes left behind by performers reenacting what female... more
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A man walks past a torn-down colonial building in Mampong,... more
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Boys take extra lessons after school hours in Obuasi,... more
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Crowds sit for late night church service in Obuasi,... more
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A view shows the gold-mining town of Obuasi, Ghana,... more
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A boy walks out of his home in Mampong, a small town... more
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