American actor and film producer, Samuel L. Jackson has traced his roots to Gabon.
The Hollywood veteran found out his ancestry through Finding Your Roots, an American docu-series that uses traditional genealogical research and genetics to discover the family history of celebrities.
Jackson traced his roots to the Bantu tribe in Gabon. The Bantu people are the speakers of Bantu languages, comprising several hundred indigenous ethnic groups in sub-Saharan Africa, spread over a vast area from Central Africa across the African Great Lakes to Southern Africa.
It was an honour and a gift to meet you @president_abo and @sylviabongo Thank you for the wonderful reception and for giving me such a warm welcome to Gabon!
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He recently made a trip to Gabon, where he met with the president, Ali Bongo Ondimba and his wife, Sylvia Bongo Ondimba. Read more