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New tourist route will tell the story of the slave trade in Angola

A new project to enhance the tourist route of the slave trade, along with a festival that will bring together Angolans and their descendants in the diaspora, are the latest proposals from the Institute for Tourism Development (Infotur).

: Terminal de Passageiros do Museu da Escravatura
Terminal de Passageiros do Museu da Escravatura  

The information was provided to Angop by Afonso Vita, director of Infotur, who reported that the project called "Reconstitution of the Tourist Route for Slaves in Angola" will integrate the province of Luanda and the towns of Massangano (Cuanza Norte), Ambriz (Bengo) , Soyo – to Mbanza Congo – (Zaire) where the "Dialaku" festival will take place, for the meeting and reunion of Angolans and their diaspora.

The announcement follows the last visit of the Tucker family to Angola. The efforts of this North American family, descended from an Angolan slave, who returned to the country to learn about his origins, boosted the government project.

For the person in charge, this family's visit – the third in a short period of time – marks a new stage in what should be the appreciation of Angola's history and cultural identity.

It is expected that the initiative will start soon and that it will have an annual or biannual periodicity.

Afonso Vita also highlighted the need for improvements in places and access routes to tourist areas, referring to the city of Dondo, in which he considered it essential to boost river transport to Massangano, highlighting the latter as a "fabulous" tourist route.


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