The Wider Image: Retracing a slave route in Ghana, 400 years on
Abdul Sumud Shaibu, 50, shows a photograph of his grandfather on his mobile phone, in Obuasi, Ghana, July 25, 2019."My ancestors were giants," he said. "They were well-built and strong. Look at the height of my grandfather in this picture." They did battle with slave raiders, he says. In those fights, sometimes they lost. And sometimes they were captured into slavery. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko SEARCH "SLAVERY JOURNEY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.