‘A gift from the sky’ – Lebanese diaspora in Africa

Over a century-and-a-half, a combination of political instability, economic forces, famine and conflict has brought successive waves of Lebanese to West Africa, from where they have fanned out across the continent. The influx continues today. The Al Jazeera documentary From Lebanon to Africa follows the story of Lebanese emigrants – how their communities in Africa are now a microcosm of Lebanon today; and how Africans of Lebanese origin grapple with their roots, identity and their place in the world.

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