Ever since Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's first president, invited his classmates from Pennsylvania's Lincoln University to come home with him to help build Africa, African-Americans have been coming to Ghana to visit, work, volunteer, invest, or live in what has become the quintessential African homeland. W.E.B. Du Bois lived here. So did Maya Angelou. Today the country, once at the heart of Africa's slave-trading routes, has the largest community of African-Americans in West Africa, most of whom have come looking for their roots and a sense of purpose.
Now Ghana, a poor country eager for more American tourists, donors, and investors, is about to make life even easier for its far-flung black diaspora: It plans to offer slave descendants lifetime visas or even dual Ghanaian-U.S. citizenship.
Some Americans who already moved to Ghana have met with success in their relocation while others report failures. You can read more about this in an article by Laurie Goering published by the Chicago Tribune News Service. You can read the full article at http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/news/world/14573293.htm.