Considering the advantages a united African diaspora could enjoy, it is encouraging when leaders of African nations take actions that acknowledge shared interests. That is what makes Ghana’s memorial service for George Floyd notable. His killing by Minnesota police was captured on video and sparked national and international protests.
Ghana’a President, Nana Akufo-Addo, sent a message of condolence to George Floyd’s family. Officials from Ghana’s Tourism Authority hosted a moving tribute. As an enduring sign of common binds, the President ordered George Floyd’s name permanently mounted on the wall of the Diaspora African Forum at the W.E.B. DuBois Centre in Ghana’s capital, Accra. With a long history of promoting African and African American unity, Ghanaian leaders continue to encourage a rekindling of family ties between Africans and African Americans. Click here to read more details.