Today ...Slavery in Africa continues today. Slavery existed in Africa before the arrival of Europeans - as did a slave trade that exported millions of Africans to North Africa, the Middle East, and the Persian Gulf. In comparison, there are more than twice as many slaves in Modern Africa than in Pre-Civil war America.Ghana, Togo, Benin ...In parts of Ghana,among the Ewe people a family may be punished for an offence by having to turn over a virgin female to serve as a sex slave within the offended family.In this instance, the woman does not gain the title of "wife". In parts of Ghana, Togo, and Benin, shrine slavery persists, despite being illegal in Ghana since 1998. In this system of slavery, sometimes called trokosi (in Ghana) or voodoosi in Togo and Benin, or ritual servitude, young virgin girls are given as slaves in traditional shrines and are used sexually by the priests in addition to providing free labour for the shrine. Most of the times for life..
History...In 1957, when Ghana became independent, the castle came under the care of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB). In the early 1990s, the building was restored by the Ghanaian Government, with funds from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United States Aid for International Development [USAID], with technical assistance from the Smithsonian Institution and other NGOs.
Cape Coast Castle......is a fortification in Ghana built by Swedish traders. The first timber construction on the site was erected in 1653 for the Swedish Africa Company and named Carolusborg after King Charles X of Sweden. It was later rebuilt in stone.
The guns...They were pointed towards the sea, but they were put in place before the slave trade really got on, at the time when the canons were put in the place they still today have, it was to defend the castle from invaders, and it was at that time not a slave castle, but a trading post.
The passageway from ....This is the passageway the male slaves walked to the slave ships, it was in affect the last Ghanian ground the ewer walked before they were to embark on a journey that in many cases was the last, many of them died a horrific death during there passage over the Atlantic sea...