Whether drawn by movements such as “The Year of Return”, excited by the entrepreneurial opportunities presented by a growing middle class or tired of living in a country where the system discriminates against them, many African-Americans are moving to Africa. It is estimated that there are as many as 5,000 African-Americans living in just the city of Accra, Ghana. Similar movements can be seen with Canadians and Europeans of African-descent, one generation or many removed from living on the continent, choosing to move to Africa. Forget for a moment the differences in culture and amenities between North America, Europe, and Africa, and just imagine putting an ocean (and $1000+ flight) between you and your friends, family, and lived experience. It is not a decision that can be taken lightly. But if you are considering it, take these three tips from Viola Labi, a first generation Canadian-Ghanaian who moved to Ghana to start her company, Woven.
First, you should “do it in stages.”
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