​More African-Americans relocating to Africa

•Back in Africa: Ghana-based digital marketer Muhammida el-Muhajir
In recent years, thousands of African-Americans have made the decision to “return home” to the African continent, an Al Jazeera report said.

On the reason for the trend, the report, broadcast on Monday in an episode of ‘The Stream’, said: “Many say they want to escape the racial pressure pot of the United States, while some want to connect to the land of their ancestors. For others, countries like Ghana wooed them with an easy immigration process and the promise of a better life.”

Muhammida el-Muhajir, a digital marketer who moved to Ghana from New York City, was reported as saying: “I want people to understand that they have options and alternatives. Most black people in America don’t know that these options exist; they think they have to suffer because there’s nowhere else to go. But no, there are other places.”

Going back in history, Al Jazeera recalled that over the past 200 years there have been several “back-to-Africa” movements.

It said: “The American Colonization Society (ACS), founded in 1816, was established under the belief that black people would have better opportunities in Africa than in the United States. In fact, the Republic of Liberia started as a settlement of the ACS and the country’s first president, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, was an African-American from Virginia.”

But it’s not always rosy back in Africa: “Though many in African countries are welcoming of the Americans in their midst, not everyone is thrilled by their new neighbours. As Barrett Holmes Pitner points out, some even claim African-Americans behave more like colonisers than returning family.”

Returnees featured in the programme include Litha Sokutu, Anthropologist and Social Literacy Consultant; Barrett Pitner, Columnist, of barrettholmespitner.com, and Kaylan Reid Shipanga, Editor, African American in Africa .

Source newsexpress


16 thoughts on “​More African-Americans relocating to Africa”

  1. Yep. That’s why the ACS failed and Liberia went full-on blood bath. The Blacks treated the indigenous people like dumb apes.

    Then, that’s the way of Blacks. They now like to call themselves African-Americans but they have even less knowledge of- and similarity to Africans than they do normal Americans.

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          1. Funny way you phrased that. I’d say that, if you “know what you want as a Black guy,” you probably don’t know what you, yourself actually want, having allowed your self to be at least partially subsumed by your identity-driven in-group. 😉

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          2. See bro, many have tried there best but no way, many have been killed trying and many have been in prison, so many still wanna make ego (Money) before facing anybody in time of true terrorist… Which is gonna be bad.

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          3. That’s why Biafrans wannna go home, and as am seeing Biafra is the only hope for the whole African Continent… IPOB/Biafra are struggling to make it to there land! Igbo’s or Ibo’s are light.. Most of them know what they want, 90% of them…

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