An African human rights and cultural development organisation, AIDO, has launched its most ambitious project yet – to bring the African continent closer to its estranged diaspora.

The slavery and the transport of millions of African people under appalling conditions is one of the most egregious examples of human rights abuse and criminality that still carries with it a damaging social impact to this day. The overwhelming burden of responsibility towards slavery rests on the shoulders of the colonial powers in Africa and have left many in the African diaspora distanced and not even aware of their roots. Blacks in the United States are a prime example of both these matters.