Deportations complicate Ghana's 'Year of Return'

August 21, 2019

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Several people are shown standing around a tour guide in front of the white facade of the Cape Coast Castle.

Tourists listen to a guide at the Cape Coast Slave Castle in Ghana, July 28, 2019. Cape Coast Castle was used as a slaving post from where slaves were bought and sold and then shipped to what would become the US and other countries.

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Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Ghana's government is calling on people from the African diaspora to return to the country, marking 400 years since the first enslaved Africans were brought to America. Complicating the anniversary, the US and Ghana are currently in a diplomatic dispute over deportations. The World's Rupa Shenoy traveled to Ghana and met Ghanaians deported by the US to their home country. Also, how the white supremacy movement in the US appears to observers from other countries. And, the former US Ambassador to Denmark shares his thoughts on Greenland, and the diplomatic kerfuffle that's erupted between President Donald Trump and the Danish government.

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