Twenty years ago, in 1995, a couple from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Michael and Vikki Boyce traveled to the Ivory Coast.
This was the first of more than 20 trips to West Africa that the couple has taken over the years. Africa became a compulsion. The couple first went to Africa to buy an African beer named Mamba. Over the years, the couple’s interest made an about-face. Africa was initially viewed exclusively as a business opportunity; quickly Africa became a preoccupation.