Ghana Must Go: The ugly history of Africa’s most famous bag

Ghana Must Go

In 1983, the president of Nigeria, Shehu Shagari, issued an executive order mandating immigrants without proper immigration documents to leave the country or they would be arrested according to the law.

Ghana Must Go

Countless families from Ghana that had settled in Nigeria, mostly in search of greener pastures, were forced to pack their belongings in a jute bag that would later be named ‘Ghana Must Go’.

Ghana Must Go

In the throwback video, a rather harsh form of the deportation was brought to bear as many individuals were seen packed together on all sorts of vehicles as they were being transported back home.

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