It's an iconic symbol of one of the world's most profound injustices. The castle at Ghana's Cape Coast - once one of the world's largest slaveholding centres, and now a world heritage site. Famously visited by Barack Obama on his first presidential trip to Africa.
When I passed by last week, there were still banners flying - blown ragged by the strong winds off the Gulf of Guinea - showing Obama alongside the Ghanaian President. The castle stands proud above a stormy sea, and alongside a picture perfect strip of beach. The castle is a little brooding - and strange that some of the magnificent cannons are now lying untended on the seashore below - but has nothing of the sinister aura that you would expect of a slaving centre.
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