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word can include. peace in germany. why not. simple online on your mobile and free. the learning course. german made easy. this. coming up on the program. shipped into slavery from africa to america now. searching for traces of history and they are not going back to the u.s. . it is known as the world's biggest floating city. area cannot be found on any
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at least not yet. i. feel welcome to the program some history lesson in the 1619 it ship with 20 africa set sail for what is now the u.s. state of virginia its arrival in the american slavery this week 400 years later members of the u.s. congressional black caucus reflected on the transatlantic slave trade cruel history . they visited the united nations headquarters in new york on the u.s. . as a place to contemplate the slave trade and racism today they were joined by. more from been a nation from where thousands of. africans were taking into slavery. this year
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2090 watts 400 years and the 1st week of this phrase at least 6 later. returned. by the haitian american right. history to this but it makes us reflect in this instance there was history to remember what we're sticking from my. work and given back. and marcus taylor an african-american couple who are now giving back the land of the ancestors they both moved to god feeling like they didn't belong in the land of the beth the us building a new life on learning about history has given them a whole new sense of identity and belonging. elmina on the gun maine coast was called the mine by the portuguese because of the
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abundance of gold found here but wealth was ultimately made with a different precious good humans. elmina consul was one of the atlantic slave trades depots 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. and marcus taylor. 600 with meal their wrists whizzing. around $1000.00 men and women were held captive in the consuls cramped dungeons at any given time until they were shipped off into 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.
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i'm a history buff. and i know my history very well but not. knowing your status as a pair of this is. marcus is from detroit and resettling i'm gonna 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 attacked by the police by police officers i watch my family members every male in
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my family being everyone being beaten my grandmother my mother will be beaten in front of me i toil. 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 belonged there. avia is preparing for one next client she works as a massage therapist mixing traditional western massage techniques with gun a and spirituality. she was drawn to garner 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 rec league told that being african was not acceptable when a person was looking at me like you know i like you you know your hair is so cute
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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 to me what 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 healing to for me is just as well as my there in. los angeles obvious started rapping and it's keeping it off. with marcus is full support. all about being a woman black. about identity.
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theft. marcus had a bodybuilding career in the u.s. and canada he fell ill but is now training again he hopes to compete for the mr universe title. he asks me which country that i wanted to represent by the light of the present the. have wanted to represent canada or i'm representing down at this year and i'm here we patch orating. you know impasse and even my citizenship so i thought that it would be great for me to represent ghana. elmina slave caso a place of terror for many african americans and sisters. by coming here and seeing it with. their descendants hope to gain a clearer sense of the own history of. this gate of no return
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once led across the atlantic to america for marcus returning to america is unthinkable. nothing has changed. for me i just feel it. for us we have to we have to make our own change we cannot allow basically a speck somebody else to make a change when they have been the same way for new years. on the fringe at the same . things change with the status say. so for me i can live in at existence. having crossed the ocean in this direction from america. and marcus are now set on making history in africa. as
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a proud gun then 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 moscow known as the welds biggest floating city it is home to about 300000 people despite its size my cocoa has never had any city planning documents 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 but john and his team are trying to change that onto their location tracking smartphones they crisscross the old ways with the aim of pushing my cocoa and it's approximately 300000 inhabitants on the map where i was a man. made up of girls from. actually. went of interest within your neighborhood putting their houses with these on the market so
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we can have more. points of interest on this in my book on city streets and have is enough to get. all of this going to be under market 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 a floating barbershop. you have within your 100 miles. to be part of the point of regional food she wanted to come and model home are those who want someone who without property deeds or in many cases even illegal existence the inhabitants of makoto live with the 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. before in mark or core we were in the dark but now with the work you have done we traditional chiefs can see that you
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have done a good job we are only fisherman we didn't know how to mark out the different neighborhoods as you do we are very happy. john believes that the 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 westy walking on the aisle when we had gone it would look like the red sparkle wriggles. of the street 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 a 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 later was a lot got trapped on a small patch of land i.e. flash flood plots have been plaguing east africa in the past week's local residents
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but only watched helplessly while he waited for help which finally arrived in the form of a helicopter i just take a look at this footage i. 6 i. was. off the 72 very cold and windy i was on the island everyone's relieved to have him back 6 c. now i feel i'm fit i'm alive i'm now born again i. was. must be a good feeling to be back home that's it for now from did you news africa you can catch all our stories on our website and facebook page now we're wrapping up the
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show with the beautiful i can't show the south sudanese 19 year old was named the model of the yeah that's wins in 1000 function awards in london on monday good bye i'll see you again soon. i'm sure that it was. in support of. what's a big but stable brought over. to be a book. can inspire change. people. go out for fantastic right. join them as
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they set out to save the environment learn from one another and work together for a better future for. many colleagues do you also putting it. on w. hello and a very warm welcome to news from world culture 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 in the mountains more like sculptures.
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giant dragon is marauding through the streets of cali in france but it's just all 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 market and in miami to attract of course american by us 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 are. it's made complete me of santa and the 60 cars are already hit with visitors who like to snap selfies with the africans have beautiful sculptor.


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