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Hello World!

This is just a quick note to let you know why I started My African Passport (MAP) and what the org will be doing.

MAP is all about positively promoting Africa as an amazing continent and encouraging people to visit and set up businesses there.

Back in 2011, I had the privilege of meeting and having a chat (as you do) with HE Ernest Bai Koroma, the President of Sierra Leone. We discussed ideas on how we can encourage and inspire diaspora to go back home to live and/or invest in the country. Yes, I know what you’re thinking…hard mountain to climb. Most Africans based in Africa are trying to move to the Western World even if it means putting their lives and finances at risk and the diaspora are so comfortable with 24hr electricity, free healthcare and stable internet connection that they have no intention of returning back to Africa (for now).

A few weeks after meeting HE, MAP was born. The name was kind of light bulb moment. I spent ages thinking of the right name. I wanted it to involve travel, I wanted it to be like a guide/entry into Africa and I wanted it to be personal, hence My African Passport. The logo designer also did a fantastic job in encapsulating all of that into a simple clean design (let me know if you need his details) that everyone who see’s it, just loves!!

Anyway, MAP is a platform to showcase all the reasons for going to Africa and setting up life there. No, I don’t live there at the moment as one of my goals to travel the world (firstly starting with conquering the African continent). I am using this outlet to write about my travels, business and the experiences of others who have taken the leap to move back home.

So, I hope you enjoy the posts, learn something new and eventually plan your long-awaited trip to the motherland J

Lyande

P.S.
Send me a postcard x

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