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How Ghana Jumped into the Global and Diaspora Consciousness

Ghana is having a moment and some describe it as akin to the Harlem Renaissance, the 1920s movement in the United States that’s credited with revolutionizing African-American arts and culture. This is not the first time that African-Americans and the diaspora have heeded the call to come home to Africa. In 2019, Ghana ran a hugely popular Year of Return campaign to attract international visitors of Ghanaian descent. The Year of Return marked 400 years since the first arrival of African slaves stepped on American soil. The Ghana Tourism Authority and Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture spearheaded the campaign, inviting the “global African family, home and abroad” to make the “landmark spiritual and birthright journey.” The World Bank also notes that compared to 2018, Ghana’s economy expanded with a GDP growth rate at 6.7% in the first quarter alone, its private sector grew stronger and local businesses have seen a significant improvement.

SOURCE: CNN