7 things to know before returning to Ghana

From the United States of America to the Queensland to the land down under, in the past decade more Ghanaians have repatriated than ever in history. Though many still pursue the American dream and desire to move abroad for various reasons, many who have tasted the other side seek to join the “moving back” train […]

 “My gut was telling me to return home”

Analytical chemist Anthony Gachanja returned to Kenya with a mission to bring chemistry and equipment to scientists. The sixth of seven children in his family, Anthony Gachanja spent his childhood in rural Kenya working on his parents’ farm and attending a small, basic local school. It was here he became captivated by chemistry. “I just […]

“The returning diaspora is vital to Nigeria”

Ope Adeyemi, a Solutions Architect at Softcom Nigeria, returned home after an almost 2-year stay in the United Kingdom where he studied for a Master’s Degree in Control & Systems Engineering. 1.Q: Can you share the main motivation behind your decision to move back? A: The returning diaspora is vital to Nigeria’s reconstruction and development […]

5 things I have learnt as a diaspora returnee

Homecomer Oluwakemi Loriade shares 5 things she learnt since returning to Africa in 2016. It’s been over a year since I “moved back” to Africa.I kept telling friends and family that I wanted to leave Washington DC. It felt like the right time to return to the continent I left at 15 to attend boarding school […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa endorses Homecoming Revolution

President Cyril Ramaphosa endorsed the work done by Homecoming Revolution in the National Assembly on 5 November 2015. The President said, “We applaud those who have started various initiatives. There are people who have started the Homecoming Revolution and are encouraging a number of people to come back home and utilize their skills here.” Watch […]

“It’s been a rollercoaster!”

Kim van Wyk and her family have been back in South Africa for just over a year.  She looks back on her first year back home. We are so happy! Now that’s not to say it has been easy. I was 20 weeks pregnant when we arrived, and we had not planned our little miracle […]

Welcome home to the turmoil & hope

Justin Foxton writes a letter to his sister who is about to return to South Africa after living in Britain for the past 4 years.  Dear M, I hope you are well and surviving that UK weather. I wish you could send some rain to the Western Cape. The drought down there is horrific. What […]

‘I have learnt to prize flexibility’

Anne Jason, the executive sourcing leader for Sub-Saharan Africa in GE Global Operations, spent 13 years living and working away from home before returning to Kenya. She worked in consulting in the United States and South Africa, with experience in Europe and Asia. Despite her global career, Anne began to feel the call of home. […]

The psychological impact of emigration

Mobility is one of the most significant characteristics of our globalized world. This has had a deep impact on families and relationships all over the world and especially in many countries in Africa. Nonetheless even when only one person leaves his or her country emigration is never just an individual event. Both those leaving and […]

I have no regrets following my return to Ghana

I have no regrets for coming back to Ghana after some 12 years abroad, studying to acquire a few advanced degrees and working unthinkable hours to boost the bottom line of supermarkets and factories.  I have no regrets for doing odd jobs in very cold temperatures while my degrees rotted away in dirty drawers in […]

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