"Come home" — Quartz Africa

As a series of protests and events to mark the life of George Floyd began in Minneapolis earlier this month, a memorial was being held 10,000 kilometers away in Ghana’s capital, Accra.

Attended by government representatives and a small socially-distanced group of African Americans living in Ghana, the memorial was held in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and Floyd who died on May 25 after a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes during an arrest.

Ghana has long courted the descendants of enslaved Africans to “return home” either as tourists or to…

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