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Ghana marks 400 years since American slave trade

Ghana’s parliament welcomes US House of Representatives speaker to West Africa, from where millions of Africans were sold into a life of slavery in the Americas.

It is 400 years since African slaves were brought to America.

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, led a delegation to Ghana this week to commemorate the anniversary.

Pelosi described the trade as “a grave evil” which the modern US is still reckoning with.

The visit came as a new campaign gets underway in Ghana aimed at attracting African-Americans to the continent.

Al Jazeera’s Katia Lopez Hoda-Yan reports.