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for the variance to hit the world 3 times. 16. what secrets lie behind. discover new adventures in 360 degree. and explore fascinating world heritage sites. e.w. world heritage 316 get the map now. this is the news africa coming up on the program. shipped into slavery from africa to america now to 400 years. to where it all began searching for traces of history and i'm not going back to the u.s. .
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it is known as the world's biggest floating city. nigeria cannot be found on any maps at least not yet. i could judea it welcome to the program some history lesson in the 1619 issue of would 20 cups of some africa set sail for what is now the u.s. state of virginia its arrival in the era of american slavery this week 400 years later members of the u.s. congressional black caucus reflected on the transatlantic slave trade cruel history and legacies they visited the united nations headquarters in new york on the un's ockelford. said as a place to contemplate the slave trade and racism today. they were joined by the
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academy award nominated actor jean mourinho soufan been in a nation film where thousands of africans were taking into slavery. this year 2090 watts to 400 years and the 1st week of this phrase actually takes later. return on. each patient the american right liam. this trip to this spot makes us reflect in this instance there was history to remember what was taking for my. work and given that. marcus taylor an african-american couple who are now given back the land of the ancestors they both moved to guyana after feeling like they didn't belong in the land of the beth the u.s. building a new life on learning about the ancestors history has given them
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a whole new sense of identity and belonging. elmina on the gun maine coast was called the mine by the portuguese because of the abundance of gold found here but wealth was ultimately made with a different precious good humans. i mean a castle was one of the atlantic slave trade steve pose holding people captive both men and women before the shipment to america. 400 years on some americans are arriving here searching for traces of their history. some come as visitors others come to stay like obvious. and marcus tayla. slips under the windmill there rests with him. around $1000.00 men and women were held captive in the consuls cramped dungeons at any given time until they were shipped off into
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a future of forced labor or death in transit visits his place reads of remembrance here out of sadness for the suffering enjoyed by previous generations. and make history. and i know my history. and not. only new orleans understand national papers for this is fading. marcus is from detroit and resettling in guyana he met obvious shortly after his arrival they now live together in the capital accra. marcus's belongings have not yet arrived from america but at least obvious photos of her relatives are a comfort family history is important to them even when it is a painful one as an marcus's case. when i was 12 years old my family was
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attacked by the police by police officers i watch my family members every evening all of my family. everyone became my grandmother a model. finally. and we were coming from my great grandmother's funeral. and to watch that big an injustice from a very young age i kind of felt like i never. avia is preparing for an extra client she works as a massage therapist mixing traditional western massage techniques with gun a and spirituality. she was drawn to gonna after experiencing rejection and discrimination in america she says now 38 avia was much younger when she was suddenly called into a boss's office. at 19 i got my a half moment of that i was directly told that being african was not
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acceptable and the person was looking at me like you know i like you you know your hair is so cute you're so cute right yeah but we're going to have to take you out of your position unless you change your here because the higher ups they think you're here is a little bit too ethnic and i was like 2 if one does that mean. she has left that life behind now she wants to do good things for herself and others i use it to give people hope i used to inspire people. music is pretty much a healing too for me is just as well as my they're in. a stage where. i'm jealous of your started rapping and it's keeping it off. with marcus is full support.
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there exult all about being a woman being black. about identity. that's there. marcus had a bodybuilding career in the u.s. and canada he fell ill but is now training again he hopes to compete. wait for the mr universe title. i.x. me which country that i wanted to represent why they wanted to represent the u.s. have wanted to represent canada or i'm representing ghana this year and i'm here we patch orating. you know ampacity to my citizenship so i thought that it would be great for me to represent ghana. elmina a slave costal a place of terror for many african americans i'm sisters. by coming here and seeing
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it with. their descendants hopes again a clearer sense of their own history of. this gate of no return once led across the atlantic to america. for marcus returning to america is unthinkable. nothing then change. in for me i just feel that. we have to we have to make our own change we cannot allow basically a spec somebody else to make a change when they have been the same way for news. and the french have a saying. danish change within stated saying. so for me i can i can live in at existence. having crossed the ocean in this direction from america. and markers i'm now set on making
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history in africa. as a proud gun in you are always welcome home now if you live in or have ever been to lagos nigeria you probably know about the slum city of mccorkle known as the welds biggest floating city it is home to about 300000 people despite its size mccorkle has never had any city planning documents or mobs but that is about to change. welcome to my cocoa a floating slum in the nigerian mega city of lagos officially this part of the city does not exist you won't find these dingy canals and ramshackle huts indicated on any city maps but john and his team are trying to change that on to their location tracking smartphones they crisscross the old ways with the aim of pushing the cocoa and its approximately 300000 inhabitants on the map where are you. made up of girls
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from. actually. collected went of interest within the neighborhood within their houses so what is on them up so we can have more. points of interest on this in my book on city streets and have is enough to get. all of this can be undermined for free john works for south africa based ngo code for africa the organization behind this drive to map out the slums and improve the lives of those who live here. every point of interest is carefully entered into the system like what and a floating barbershop. for putting your 100 miles. to be part of the point of major label would see what did you come up with whom are those who want someone who without property deeds or in many cases even illegal existence the inhabitants of my cocoa live with a permanent threat of the fiction for this local traditional leader appearing on a map for the 1st time is a step towards cementing his people's place here. nancy before in marco corps we
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were in the dark but now with the work you have done we traditional chiefs can see that you have done a good job we are only fisherman we didn't know how to market the different neighborhoods as you do we are very happy. john believes that inhabitants of this part of the city should have access to the same knowledge of the neighborhood enjoyed by those who live elsewhere in lagos. all of these we're still working on it when we had gone it would look like the rest proper legal. fees to see different. the public would not be able to see this neighborhood differently as the map is ready to go online. to kenya now where heavy rain and flooding i've been taking it deadly toll but this is a story with a happy ending vincent is a fisherman who went to work last friday but only just made it back home 3 days
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later with a lot of goats trapped on a small patch of land i use flash flood lights have been plaguing the stuff it got in the past week's local residents but only watched helplessly while he waited for help which finally arrived in the form of a helicopter. just take a look at this footage i. was was. off the 72 very crude and windy i was on the island everyone's really having. now i feel i'm fit i'm alive i'm now born again i. was. well to be a good feeling to be back home that's it for now from did you can catch all our
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stories on our web site. now we're offering up the show with a beautiful catch the south sudanese 19 year old was named model of the yeah. and i was in london on monday by. the crew to today's world. 979. historical trimming crews in politics business at least the run up evil of the islamic revolution. opens up making its initial flirtation closer strengthen states of emergency it
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sinks into chaos to jump off a 2nd time displacement hence the people threaten steel border. the border crisis. to start a scenario that defines only managed to do. 1979 the big commutative since december 23rd. hello and a very warm welcome to news from world and. now this is just one of the art installations on a florida beach heralding the contemporary art. basel in miami beach also coming up in the next quarter of an hour. the architect fana chong creates buildings high up
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in the mountains more like molten sculptures. and a giant dragon is marauding through the streets of kauai and from. don't worry it's just fit to move. up basel is one of the leading contemporary art fairs in the world originating in the swiss city back in 1970 it has expanded so much of it now holds in hong kong for the asian markets and in miami to attract of course american bias this year in miami there's more for sale than ever before and also more public installations for all to see like this one at the beach. a traffic jam sinking into a world famous speech miami beach this is one of the public installations at this year's miami art basel it's made.

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