Africa: How former President Rawlings pioneered heritage tourism in Ghana despite paucity of resources

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In the 1980s, flight lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings launched heritage tourism as a means to economic development in Ghana. Under his initiative, Ghana’s forts and castles—where enslaved Africans were forcibly put on slave ships to cross the Atlantic Ocean into slavery in the Americas—were turned into heritage sites for tourism. It united Africans and African […]

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