I have been researching for about a year now (and it still doesn't seem like enough) a variety of African nations for which would be the best place to repatriate. I'm looking to L.E.A.V.E. this place (amerikkka) for good...only to return as a tourist or visitor.
The nations I have looked into are Ghana, South Africa, The Gambia, Togo,
Cameroon, and Gabon.
I've learned many things good and bad but I'm not daunted by any of the bad, but I'm wise enough to take note of those things.
One major factor that I have noticed is the "OUT-pricing or high & rising prices
for land or homes with land in the various countries mentioned.
Personally I have never desired a western style house (typical a-shaped roof etc). I could live in a dome style chalet any day, but I notice this is NOT the norm in many African countries where "european" influence/colonialism has taken its toll. Looks/Aesthetics aside, my concern is the pricing. I've managed to save and invest a nice sum for repatriation, but that sum is in dollars. For those who have not noticed...this damn devil'sdollars are no match for the other devils' euros and pounds.
Countries like The Gambia, Tanzania, Kenya and slowly other nations too are starting to ask for pounds or euros as opposed to their own currencies. Exchange rates fluctuate, but they don't fluctuate so high for the dollar.
To form a collective (similar to a commune) business adventure where we purchase land, preferably with existing homes on the land and start an organic agribusiness.
I could easily buy a condo or what they call a flat overlooking the ocean, but that is and never was ME.
I am open to ideas as well as open to receiving wisdom from those who want to talk about this and connect. Everything is still in the research phase because I have not decided on what country; however 2009 is the year for this, as I have put the entire plan into a working business style plan.
Keep in mind that many of the countries I have mentioned either do not offer what we would consider "full ownership" rights in the sense that property is secured and is not truly owned by the individual. Also other countries like The Gambia for example require partnership with a citizen.
I am open to learning more from someone who is willing to offer sound, useful advice or who is on the ground living in one of the nations I mentioned or even any other that would be open to an African in America trying to get back home.
Ok, all. Thanks for reading this. I'm new and I'm glad I found this forum.
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