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Ghana (October 2016)

Campaign poster for incumbent President John Mahama in Ghana's 7th democratic elections. In posters, Mahama claimed God had chosen him to be president.
Markets were frequent stops for campaign stumping. In addition to routine campaign tactics, parties were accused of hiring thugs to intimidate voters and stop opposition campaigning.
Flagstaff House (presidential palace). The construction was very controversial due the cost, estimated as high as $50mil, with many Ghanians arguing that the money was better spent on infrasture, health and education.

Cape Coast Castle. The dungeons held slaves from across Africa before they were sent to the Americas. Visited by President Obama on his first trip to Africa as the first black US president in 2008.
Door of No Return. Slaves walked through this door to board ships to the Americas. On the 200th anniversary of the end of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, the remains of former slaves were brought through the  outside of the door to mark their return.
Plaque at Cape Coast Castle describing the discrimination of African-Americans in the US, today and noting famous African-Americans in the US.